News

Recent News on the Federal Circuit

Here is a report on recent news and commentary related to the Federal Circuit and its cases. Today’s report highlights a comment on confidence in the U.S. patent system, a question about Rule 36 summary affirmances by the Federal Circuit, and an article on the Federal Circuit setting aside a district court ruling that Facebook did not infringe in Mirror Worlds Technologies, LLC v. Facebook, Inc.

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Opinions

Today’s Opinions – January 27, 2020

This morning the Federal Circuit did not issue any opinions.

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Argument Preview

Argument Preview – National Veterans Legal Services Program v. United States

Only one case being argued next week at the Federal Circuit attracted any amicus brief. That said, the case, National Veterans Legal Services Program v. United States, attracted five amicus briefs filed by 51 parties. In a nutshell, the case focuses on the legality of user fees charged by the federal judiciary for access to records via the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) system. Here is our argument preview.

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Opinions

Today’s Opinions – January 24, 2020

This morning the Federal Circuit did not issue any opinions.

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News

Recent News on the Federal Circuit

Here is a report on recent news and commentary related to the Federal Circuit and its cases. Today’s report highlights commentary on the copyright case Google LLC v. Oracle America, Inc. pending before the Supreme Court, a possible petition to the Supreme Court regarding standing to challenge Patent Trial and Appeal Board decisions, and updated oral argument guidelines issued by the Federal Circuit.

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Opinions

Today’s Opinions – January 23, 2020

This morning the Federal Circuit issued one nonprecedential opinion in a patent case. Here is the introduction.

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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. In stark contrast to last week, it was a rather quiet week at the Court. Highlights include an additional amicus brief in Google LLC v. Oracle America, Inc., two responses to petitions, and one denial of a petition.

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Opinions

Today’s Opinions – January 22, 2020

This morning the Federal Circuit did not issue any opinions.

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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. Highlights include four new petitions, responses to petitions in two cases (including three responses in Arthrex, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc.), and the denial of a petition along with a dissenting opinion in the same case. Here are the details.

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Opinions

Today’s Opinions – January 21, 2020

This morning the Federal Circuit issued three Rule 36 judgments. Here is a list of the judgments.

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