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Opinion Summary – Veterans4You, Inc. v. United States

Yesterday, the Federal Circuit decided Veterans4You, Inc. v. United States, a veterans case we have been following because it attracted an amicus brief. Judge Clevenger authored a unanimous panel opinion reversing the Court of Federal Claim’s conclusion that the “printing mandate” of 44 U.S.C. § 501 applied to a solicitation at issue in the case and obligated Veterans Affairs to route the solicitation through Government Publishing Office. The Federal Circuit agreed with Veterans4You’s argument that, instead, § 501 applies only to the production of written or graphic published materials. According to the Federal Circuit, because the solicited goods at issue in this case did not fall within this category of materials, they do not fall within the printing mandate. This is our opinion summary.

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Opinions & Orders – January 12, 2021

This morning the Federal Circuit issued two nonprecedential opinions in patent cases. Additionally, the court issued one Rule 36 judgment. Here are the introductions to the opinions and a link to the Rule 36 judgment.

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Opinions & Orders – January 11, 2021

This morning, the Federal Circuit issued a precedential opinion in a government contract case involving veteran-owned small businesses. The court also issued six nonprecedential opinions in various cases: one dismissing an appeal from the Court of Federal Claims, two in government contracts cases, two in veterans cases, and one in a case appealed from the Merit Systems Protection Board. Here are the introductions to the opinions.

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Opinions & Orders – January 8, 2021

This morning, the Federal Circuit issued a precedential opinion in a vaccine case, a nonprecedential opinion in a patent case, and a nonprecedential opinion in a veterans case. Here are the introductions to the opinions.

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Opinions & Orders – January 7, 2021

This morning, the Federal Circuit issued one precedential opinion in a trademark case. The court also issued five nonprecedential opinions: one in an appeal from the Merit Systems Protection Board, two in patent cases, and two in veterans cases. Finally, the court issued four Rule 36 judgments. Here are the introductions to the opinions and links to the Rule 36 judgments.

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Opinions & Orders – January 6, 2021

This morning, the Federal Circuit issued a precedential opinion in a patent case, a nonprecedential opinion in a patent case, a nonprecedential opinion in a case appealed from the Merit Systems Protection Board, and a nonprecedential opinion in a veterans case. The Federal Circuit also issued two Rule 36 judgments. Here are the introductions to the opinions and links to the Rule 36 judgments.

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Opinions & Orders – January 5, 2021

This morning, the Federal Circuit issued one precedential opinion in a patent case. Additionally, the Federal Circuit issued four nonprecedential opinions: two concerning appeals from the Merit Systems Protection Board, one in a veterans case, and one in a patent case. Here are the introductions to the opinions.

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Opinions & Orders – January 4, 2021

This morning the Federal Circuit issued two nonprecedential opinions in patent cases involving the same parties, both appeals from final decisions in inter partes review proceedings. Here are the introductions to the opinions.

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Opinions & Orders – December 31, 2020

This morning, the Federal Circuit issued five nonprecedential opinions in patent cases. The opinions address ineligibility, mootness, claim construction, indefiniteness, and a sua sponte grant of summary judgment of noninfringement. Here are the introductions to the opinions.

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Opinions & Orders – December 30, 2020

This morning, the Federal Circuit issued a nonprecedential opinion in a patent case. Additionally, we are including in today’s post a recent precedential opinion in a patent case. The court had published the opinion on its website on December 23, but then removed the opinion from its website on the same day. The court re-published the opinion on December 28. Here are the introductions to the nonprecedential and precedential opinions.

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