Yesterday the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 16-6 in favor of President Biden’s nomination of Tiffany P. Cunningham to the Federal Circuit. As a result, her nomination has advanced to the full Senate and has been placed on the Senate’s Executive Calendar.
American Axle is the Supreme Court’s Chance to Give Patent Eligibility a Tune-Up – On IPWatchDog.com, Dominic Frisina posts on the Supreme Court’s pending decision whether to review a Federal Circuit decision from 2020 related to patent eligibility.
Albright’s Delay in Patent Suit Not ‘Egregious,’ Fed. Cir. Says – Perry Cooper reports on how Freelancer failed to convince the Federal Circuit to order Judge Albright to act on its motion to dismiss in a patent case.
Patent Underlying Walker Process Claims is Not Enough to Give Rise to Federal Circuit Jurisdiction – Caitlin O’Connell and Elizabeth Ferrill write about the Federal Circuit’s decision to transfer a recent case to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit due to lack of jurisdiction.
Fed. Circ. Won’t Allow ‘Focus Vision’ TM, Citing ‘Focus’ Marks – In an article on Law360.com, Tiffany Hu focuses on the Federal Circuit’s decision on Monday to uphold a Trademark and Appeal Board’s decision in a trademark case.
Federal Circuit affirms decision to toss iPhone dual-camera patent lawsuit – Mike Peterson posted a piece on AppleInsider.com discussing a recent win by Apple at the Federal Circuit on the issue of patent eligibility, where the court found patent claims to be directed to an abstract idea.
Alice Ax Of TV Patent Defied Precedent, Full Fed. Circ. Told – An article on Law360.com discussed a recent petition seeking rehearing on another decision by a Federal Circuit panel on the issue of patent eligibility, where the court also found patent claims to be directed to an abstract idea.
Piercing Halo’s Haze at Year Five: Smoke Clearing on Enhanced Damages – On IPWatchDog.com, Michael Cicero reports on the impact of the Supreme Court’s Halo decision on patentees.
Even Feds With Lifetime Tenure Can Be Fired for Cause, Court Rules – In an article on GovExec.com, Eric Katz explained how in a recent precedential decision the Federal Circuit decided that dismissal of federal employees “does not require a special procedure.”
VirnetX Attacks Apple’s PTAB Win At Fed. Circ. – Andrew Karpan reported for Law360 on VirnetX’s attempt to overturn a Patent Trial and Appeal Board ruling that if affirmed would undermine its $576 million patent infringement judgment against Apple.
Marathon, Others Defend Patent Case Fee Award at Federal Circuit – In her article on Bloomberg.com, Perry Cooper discusses a three judge panel of the Federal Circuit who “listened to arguments about a $5 million attorneys’ fee award in a fracking patent case.”
Last Week in the Federal Circuit (June 1-4): Prosecution Disclaimer – What’s Good for the Goose… – In this post on FederalCircuitry, Rachel Rice picked opinions released by the Federal Circuit that have “piqued [her] interest” to discuss.
Fed. Circ. Won’t Make Albright Rebuke Precedential – Adam Lidgett on Law360 reported on how the Federal Circuit stated it will not “reissue as precedential a March decision rebuking Judge Alan Albright for repeatedly failing to rule on transfer motions in a timely manner.”
After Hyatt v. Hirshfeld, it Might Be Time to Pay Attention to Prosecution Laches – Kate Gaudry recently posted on IPWatchDog.com about the repercussions of Hyatt v. Hirshfeld and prosecution laches for attorneys.
Amazon, Macy’s, Dell, Others Free From Patent Infringement Suit – Perry Cooper, a legal reporter for BloombergLaw.com, reported on the aftermath of a recent decision made by the Federal Circuit in SpeedTrack, Inc. v. Amazon.com.
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Agency May Deny Patents if Inventors Delay Process, Court Says – Perry Cooper submitted an article on BloombergLaw.com about repercussions of a recent Federal Circuit case addressing prosecution laches, Hyatt v. Hirshfeld.
How to Get “Boxed-In” and Blow a Judgment You Received: Sleeping in the Bed You Made – Five authors, Amanda Murphy, Brooke Winer, Melissa Santos, Grodan Wright, and Thomas Irving, wrote an article posted on NationalLawReview.com reporting on the holding from a recent Federal Circuit patent case, Cap Export, LLC v. Zinus, Inc., where the Federal Circuit affirmed a district court’s decision to set aside a judgment based on “affirmative misrepresentations” related to alleged prior art.
Recent Case Action Restores Confidence in Federal Whistleblowers – Mathew B. Tully reported on FedSmith.com that a recent decision by the Federal Circuit, Tao v. Merit Systems Protection Board, “has favorable implications for federal employee whistleblowers.”
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SCOTUS Denies Review of Patent Dispute over Groundbreaking Cancer Treatment – Blake Brittain wrote an article for Reuters explaining the Supreme Court’s decision to decline review in Ono Pharmaceutical Co Ltd v. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Inc.
Slow down on Mandamus: Federal Circuit Refuses to Short Circuit Judge Albright’s Decision Process – On PatentlyO.com, Dennis Crouch posted about another mandamus venue case arriving at the Federal Circuit from Judge Albright’s Waco, Texas courtroom.
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If San Francisco Is Not Your Final Destination… – On NatLawReview.com, George Summerfield and Katherine Allor examine the Federal Circuit’s recent patent case addressing personal jurisdiction, Trimble, Inc. v. PerDiemCo LLC.
New Vision Gaming & Development, Inc. v. SG Gaming, Inc. – Kevin E. Noonan reports on this case that we have been tracking, which involved alleged due process violations by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
Here is the latest.
Special Report on Yesterday’s Senate Hearing Regarding Tiffany Cunningham’s Nomination to the Federal Circuit
Yesterday the United States Senate’s Committee on the Judiciary heard testimony from Tiffany Cunningham, President Biden’s nominee to become the newest judge on the Federal Circuit. Here is a collection of reports about yesterday’s hearing.
Chicago attorney Tiffany Cunningham Sprints Through Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing – Lynn Sweet, a reporter for the Chicago Sun Times, mentions in her article that “[i]f confirmed, [Cunningham] will be the first Black judge to sit on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in D.C.”
Who is Tiffany Cunningham? – In her article on NationalReview.com, Carrie Campbell Severino reviews President Biden’s nominee for the Federal Circuit, Tiffany Cunningham, and the recent Senate Judiciary Committee nomination hearing.
Judge (Upcoming) Tiffany Cunningham – Dennis Crouch reports on PatentlyO.com on Tiffany Cunningham’s hearing and attaches Cunningham’s written answers.
Federal Circuit is ‘Dream Job,’ Cunningham Tells Senate Panel – Matthew Bultman, on BloombergLaw.com, reports about the nominee Tiffany Cunningham, who described a seat on the Federal Circuit as a “dream job.”
Here are more details on each article or blog post.