Opinions

Today’s Opinions – February 24, 2020

This morning the Federal Circuit did not issue any opinions.

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Argument Preview

Argument Preview – Voip-Pal.com, Inc. v. Twitter, Inc.

One of the four cases being argued next week that attracted an amicus brief is Voip-Pal.com, Inc. v. Twitter, Inc., which focuses on patent eligibility. Specifically, this case raises the question of whether a patent claiming a method for “automatically routing telephone calls and other communications in a multinetwork environment using a physical controller” covers abstract ideas not eligible for patenting. This is our argument preview.

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Opinions

Today’s Opinions – February 21, 2020

This morning the Federal Circuit issued three nonprecedential opinions in patent cases. Here are the introductions to the opinions.

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News

Recent News on the Federal Circuit

Here is a report on recent news and commentary related to the Federal Circuit and its cases. Today’s report highlights commentary on the importance of patent marking, an article describing a Federal Circuit decision that may allow federal contractors to purchase more foreign-made parts, and commentary on the Supreme Court’s pending copyright case, Google LLC v. Oracle America, Inc.

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Opinions

Today’s Opinions – February 20, 2020

This morning the Federal Circuit issued one precedential opinion in a Takings case. Here is the introduction.

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Petitions / Supreme Court Activity

Recent Supreme Court Activity

Here is an update on recent activity at the Supreme Court in cases decided by the Federal Circuit. Highlights include thirty new amicus briefs in Google Inc. v. Oracle America, Inc., the denial of the application for a stay of the the Federal Circuit’s mandate in Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc., three new petitions in a trade case and two patent cases, and a new amicus brief in support of a petition related to apportionment of patent damages. Here are the details.

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Opinions

Today’s Opinions – February 19, 2020

This morning the Federal Circuit issued one precedential opinion in a patent case and one precedential opinion in a Tucker Act case. Here are the introductions to the opinions.

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En Banc Activity / Petitions

Recent En Banc Activity

Here is an update on recent en banc activity at the Federal Circuit in patent cases. Highlights include four new petitions related to administrative law, enablement, collateral estoppel, and the doctrine of equivalents; two responses to petitions related to patent eligibility and transfer; one new amicus brief in support of a petition concerning non-obviousness; and the denial of three petitions related to non-obviousness, enablement, written description, and statutory experimental use. Here are the details.

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Opinions

Today’s Opinions – February 18, 2020

This morning the Federal Circuit did not issue any opinions.

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News

Recent News on the Federal Circuit

Here is a report on recent news and commentary related to the Federal Circuit and its cases. Today’s report highlights Oracle’s brief to the Supreme Court in Google LLC v. Oracle America, Inc., an argument that eBay Inc. v. MercExchange, LLC should be overruled, and the Federal Circuit’s recent ruling in In re Google LLC that Google’s servers do not establish venue.

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