Opinions / Panel Activity

Opinion Summary – In re VoIP-Pal.com, Inc.

Last week, the Federal Circuit decided In re VoIP-Pal.com, Inc., a patent case we have been tracking because it attracted an amicus brief. Judge Moore authored a unanimous panel opinion denying VoIP-Pal’s petition for a writ of mandamus. The panel found that the district court did not clearly abuse its discretion by declining to dismiss the case based on the first-to-file rule. This is our opinion summary.

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Opinions

Opinions & Orders – February 22, 2021

This morning, the Federal Circuit issued a precedential opinion in a patent case over a dissent from Judge Dyk, and also issued a nonprecedential opinion in a “Rails-to-Trails” takings case. Here are the introductions to the opinions.

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News

Recent News on the Federal Circuit

Here’s the latest.

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Argument Preview

Argument Preview – National Association of Manufacturers v. Department of the Treasury

This week we are previewing three cases on the Federal Circuit’s oral argument schedule next week that attracted amicus briefs. Today we highlight a tax case, National Association of Manufacturers v. Department of the Treasury. In this case, the Department of the Treasury appeals a decision by the U.S. Court of International Trade holding that regulations promulgated by the Treasury to curtail “double drawback” (two tax refunds for the same exported merchandise) are invalid. This is our argument preview.

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Opinions

Opinions & Orders – February 19, 2021

This morning, the Federal Circuit issued a precedential opinion in a patent case, a nonprecedential opinion in a government contracts case, and a nonprecedential opinion in a patent case. The court also issued a nonprecedential order in a patent case denying a petition for a writ of mandamus that would have directed the Northern District of California to vacate an order denying a motion to dismiss based on the first-to-file doctrine. Here are the introductions to the opinions.

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Opinions

Opinions & Orders – February 18, 2021

This morning, the Federal Circuit issued a precedential opinion in a patent case reversing in part and vacating in part a decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. The court also issued a nonprecedential in another patent case, this time affirming the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Here are the introductions to the opinions.

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Federal Circuit Announcement

Federal Circuit Announces It is Inaccessible Today Due to Weather

This morning the Federal Circuit announced that due to weather it is inaccessible today and that nonelectronic filings due today will be deemed timely if received tomorrow. Here is the full text of today’s announcement.

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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.

Here are the details.

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Opinions

Opinions & Orders – February 17, 2021

This morning, the Federal Circuit issued a precedential opinion in a veterans case. Here is the introduction to the opinion.

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News

Recent News on the Federal Circuit

Here’s the latest.

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