This morning the Federal Circuit issued one precedential opinion in a patent case, one nonprecedential opinion in a trademark case, one nonprecedential opinion in a Court of Federal Claims case, and six nonprecedential Rule 36 judgements. Here are the introductions to the opinions and a list of the Rule 36 judgments.
One type of case we track here at Fed Circuit Blog is any patent case pending before a panel where an amicus brief has been filed. Besides identifying these cases, aggregating related data (e.g., briefs, oral argument recordings, orders, and opinions), and making this data available using our “Other Cases” page, once a month we plan to provide a blog post summarizing recent activity in these cases. Today we do that with respect to eight such patent cases. Of these cases, three concern the non-obviousness requirement; two include jurisdictional questions; one pertains to infringement; one discusses F/RAND commitments; and one raises the issue of patent eligibility.
Another case we’re following from the Federal Circuit’s October sitting is VirnetX Inc. v. Apple Inc., which involves review of a judgment of $502 million in damages for patent infringement. Here is a recap of the oral argument, which was held last Friday before Judges Lourie, Mayer, and Taranto.
Here is a report on recent news and commentary related to the Federal Circuit and its cases. Today’s report covers a story by the New York Times on the Supreme Court’s dismissal of a petition by the University of Wisconsin, a press release by Representative Doug Collins criticizing a decision of the Federal Circuit on patent eligibility, and two comments on the recent oral argument at the Supreme Court in Peter v. NantKwest, Inc.
Last week we provided a preview of the 27 petitions distributed for the Supreme Court’s October 1 conference in cases decided by the Federal Circuit. Here is a report on the order list the Supreme Court issued today as a result of its October 1 conference. In a nutshell, the Court denied or dismissed petitions for certiorari in 21 cases decided by the Federal Circuit, and left six other petitions pending.
This Tuesday the Supreme Court returns from its summer hiatus, holding its first conference of the 2019 Term. Here is a list of the petitions that have been distributed for Tuesday’s conference in cases decided by the Federal Circuit, organized by subject matter, along with some comments.
This week and next Monday the Federal Circuit will hold 17 panel hearings and hear oral arguments in about 47 cases. Notable cases include Evolved Wireless LLC v. ZTE (USA) Inc., In Re FCA US LLC, X2Y Attenuators, LLC v. Intel Corporation, Cardionet, LLC v. InfoBionic, Inc., and VirnetX Inc. v. Apple Inc.
Next week the Federal Circuit will hear arguments in VirnetX Inc. v. Apple Inc. For the third time in a series of cases brought by VirnetX, Apple is appealing a judgment of infringement. As explained in VirnetX’s brief, “[i]n this action . . . a jury found infringement by revised versions of VPN on Demand and FaceTime,” “finding . . . that VirnetX was entitled to $502 million in damages.”
Here is an update on recent activity at the Supreme Court in cases decided by the Federal Circuit. Several merits and amicus briefs were filed in two cases pending at the Court. In addition, while the Court did not grant or deny any cert petitions, one new cert petition was filed as well as one reply in support of a petition.