Here is an update on recent en banc activity at the Federal Circuit. Highlights include new petitions filed in five cases raising questions related to claim construction, prevailing party status, assignor estoppel, forum selection clauses, and injunctive relief. In addition, a new amicus brief was filed in two cases raising questions related to patent eligibility. Here are the details.
- A Patent Emergency – A new Supreme Court petition declared that the Federal Circuit’s interpretation of patent eligibility law is a “patent emergency”.
- Federal Circuit OKs Do-Over in Apple Decryption Case – In light of Arthrex, the Federal Circuit remanded a case for a new hearing before different PTAB judges.
- Federal Circuit Dismisses Challenges to Nonfinal Patent Office decision – The Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s lack of jurisdiction.
Here’s the latest.
Here is an update on recent en banc activity at the Federal Circuit in patent cases. Highlights include new petitions filed in five cases raising questions related to claim construction, the Appointments Clause, and obviousness; an invitation for a response in one case raising questions related to inequitable conduct and obviousness; the denial of four petitions raising questions related to the Appointments Clause, venue, damages, and claim construction; and the withdrawal of one petition raising questions related to the Administrative Procedure Act. Here are the details.
This morning the Federal Circuit issued four nonprecedential opinions in patent cases and two nonprecedential opinions in cases reviewing decisions of the Merit Systems Protection Board. The court also issued two Rule 36 judgments. Here are the introductions to the opinions and a list of the Rule 36 judgments.
This morning the Federal Circuit issued a precedential opinion in a patent case, a nonprecedential order granting a request to re-issue a nonprecedential order as a precedential order, the re-issued precedential order denying a motion to vacate and remand in light of Arthrex, and another nonprecedential order in a patent case denying a petition for a writ of mandamus related to a motion to transfer. Here is the introduction to the opinion and relevant text from the orders.
Here is a report on recent news and commentary related to the Federal Circuit and its cases. Today’s report highlights comments on the Federal Circuit’s refusal to extend deference to decisions by the USPTO’s Precedential Opinion Panel, a note on a petition for en banc rehearing related to venue, an article about Apple’s transfer of $454 million to pay a judgment for patent infringement, and a summary of courts’ steps to prevent transmission of the novel coronavirus.
Here is a report on recent news and commentary related to the Federal Circuit and its cases. Today’s report highlights a call for the Federal Circuit to live stream an upcoming hearing for the public, a petition to the Supreme Court related to sovereign immunity and venue, and an appeal to the Federal Circuit of a ruling granting an extra year of college tuition benefits to thousands of veterans.
Here is a report on recent news and commentary related to the Federal Circuit and its cases. Today’s report highlights the Federal Circuit’s recent decision in Apple Inc. v. California Institute of Technology and a recent petition for en banc rehearing by Prisua in Samsung Electronics America, Inc. v. Prisua Engineering Corp.
This morning the Federal Circuit issued one nonprecedential opinion in a Merit Systems Protection Board case, a nonprecedential opinion in a government contracts case, and six Rule 36 judgments. Here are the introductions to the opinions and a list of the Rule 36 judgments.