Opinions

Opinions & Orders – June 16, 2020

This morning the Federal Circuit issued one nonprecedential opinion in a Merit Systems Protection Board case, one nonprecedential opinion in a patent case, and one nonprecedential order denying a petition for a writ of mandamus related to a motion to transfer. Here are the introductions to the opinions and the text of the order.

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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. Highlights include a new petition filed in a case raising a question related to jurisdiction over an appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board; a dismissal agreement in a case raising questions related to vitiation; and the denial of petitions in three cases raising questions related to prosecution history estoppel and the Appointments Clause. 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. 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.

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News

Recent News on the Federal Circuit

Here’s the latest.

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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 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.

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Opinions

Today’s Opinions – May 11, 2020

This morning the Federal Circuit issued four nonprecedential opinions in patent cases and two nonprecedential opinions in cases reviewing decisions of the Merit Systems Protection Board.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.

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Opinions

Today’s Opinions – May 5, 2020

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.

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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 two responses to a petition raising questions related to prosecution history estoppel; one amicus brief in a case raising questions related to venue; and the denial of three petitions related to attorney’s fees, transfer, and Arthrex-related arguments. Here are the details.

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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 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.

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