En Banc Activity / Petitions

Recent En Banc Activity

Here is an update on recent en banc activity at the Federal Circuit in patent cases. The court received a new petition raising a question related to the attorney-client privilege. The court also denied a petition in a case raising questions related to the standard for claim construction. Here are the details.

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Federal Circuit Announces Temporary Closing of the Clerk’s Office and Circuit Library

Yesterday, the Federal Circuit announced its Clerk’s Office and library will be closed today from 1:00 to 2:30 pm Eastern. Here is the text of the announcement.

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Opinions & Orders – December 13, 2022

Today the Federal Circuit released two nonprecedential orders dismissing appeals, a summary affirmance, and another order dismissing an appeal. Here is text from the first two orders and a link to the summary affirmance and last order.

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Federal Circuit Announces Closure for Thanksgiving

Late yesterday the Federal Circuit released an announcement that the court is closed both today and tomorrow in observance of today’s Thanksgiving holiday. Here is the full text of the announcement.

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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. The court received two new petitions raising questions related to patent eligibility and inter partes review estoppel. Here are the details.

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Opinions & Orders – July 13, 2022

This morning the Federal Circuit released a precedential opinion in a patent case appealed from the District of Delaware, affirming the district court’s denial of a motion for a preliminary injunction. The Federal Circuit also released a nonprecedential opinion in a veterans case appealed from the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Here are the introductions to the opinions.

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Opinions & Orders – July 4, 2022

The Federal Circuit did not release any opinions or orders today given the Independence Day holiday.

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Update on Important Panel Activity

Here is this month’s update on activity in cases pending before panels of the Federal Circuit where the cases involve at least one amicus brief. We keep track of these cases in the “Other Cases” section of our blog. Today, with respect to these cases we highlight a disposition in a veterans case, two new patent cases that attracted amicus briefs, and a reply brief in a patent case. Here are the details.

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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. The court received three new petitions raising questions related to choice of law, forum selection clauses, and injunctive relief; the on-sale bar; and the standard for granting a motion to seal court records. The court also invited a response to a petition raising a question related to claim construction. Finally, the court received a motion to expedite issuance of a mandate and ordered a response to the motion in the previously-mentioned case raising questions related to choice of law, forum selection clauses, and injunctive relief. Here are the details.

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Update On Important Panel Activity

Here is this month’s update on activity in cases pending before panels of the Federal Circuit where the cases involve at least one amicus brief. We keep track of these cases in the “Other Cases” section of our blog. Today, with respect to these cases we highlight two orders in patent cases we have been tracking, one order denying a petition for a writ of mandamus related to transfer and another granting a motion to stay the appeal due to potential settlement. We also highlight two new patent cases that attracted amicus briefs. One case attracted an amicus brief addressing the law governing damages for willful infringement and the other attracted two amicus briefs supporting the idea that district courts should impose injunctions to prevent owners of standard essential patents from seeking exclusion orders to prevent infringement by importation. Here are the details.

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