This morning the Federal Circuit released a precedential opinion in a veterans case and a nonprecedential order denying a petition for a writ of mandamus seeking to order the District of Delaware to vacate an order setting an evidentiary hearing. The Federal Circuit also released two orders dismissing appeals. Here is the introduction to the opinion, text from the order, and links to the dismissals.
The Federal Circuit released four precedential opinions: a precedential opinion in a patent case decided by the Western District of Washington; two precedential opinions in cases addressing the Fair Labor Standards Act; and another precedential opinion addressing the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act and Back Pay Act. Notably, in the latter three cases, Judge Reyna filed dissenting opinions. The court also released two nonprecedential opinions in cases involving the same appellant challenging decisions of the Merit Systems Protection Board, along with four orders dismissing appeals. Here are the introductions to the majority opinions, portions of the dissenting opinions, and links to the orders.
This month, the Federal Circuit issued its opinion in Uniloc USA, Inc. v. Motorola Mobility LLC, a patent case we have been following because it attracted an amicus brief. In this case, Uniloc sued Motorola for infringement of a patent that discloses pairing a telephone with another device and using the other device to make a call. The district court, however, denied Uniloc’s claim, finding that Uniloc did not hold all exclusionary rights to the patent in question for purposes of satisfying the requirement of standing. Uniloc appealed. In an opinion authored by Judge Dyk and joined by Judges Lourie and Hughes, the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s ruling. This is our opinion summary.
Today the Federal Circuit released three nonprecedential orders. One grants a motion to dismiss an appeal for lack of jurisdiction; one denies a petition for panel rehearing and rehearing en banc; and one grants a motion to dismiss an appeal. Here is text from the first two orders and a link to the third order.
This morning the Federal Circuit released two nonprecedential orders in patent cases denying petitions for writs of mandamus. Notably, both petitions sought to order the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to terminate pending ex parte reexamination proceedings. The court also released an order dismissing an appeal. Here is text from the orders and a link to the dismissal.
This morning the Federal Circuit released a nonprecedential opinion in a government contract case appealed from the Court of Federal Claims. The Federal Circuit also released two nonprecedential orders. One of the orders denies a petition for a writ of mandamus that sought to order the Western District of Texas to transfer a case to the Northern District of California. The other order dismisses an appeal. Here is the introduction to the opinion, text from the order denying the petition, and a link to the dismissal.