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 claim construction; a new response to a petition raising questions related to an alleged conflict of interest and summary affirmances; and a new amicus brief in support of a petition raising a question related to the written description requirement. Finally the court denied a petition for rehearing en banc raising questions related to inducement of infringement and an evidentiary rule. Here are the details.
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 claim construction, conflict of interest, due process, inducement of infringement, and an evidentiary rule. The court invited a response to a petition raising questions related to the written description requirement. In the same case, the court received three new amicus briefs supporting rehearing. Here are the details.
This morning the Federal Circuit issued four nonprecedential opinions. The first two opinions come in cases appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and concern decisions regarding obviousness. The third opinion comes in a case appealed from the District of Minnesota and concerns a grant of summary judgment of no induced infringement. The final opinion comes in an employment case appealed from the Merit Systems Protection Board. Here are the introductions to the opinions.