Opinions

Opinions & Orders – March 29, 2021

This morning the Federal Circuit issued a nonprecedential order dismissing both a petition for an interlocutory appeal and an appeal. The court also issued a nonprecedential order denying a petition for a writ of mandamus related to transfer as moot. Here is text from the orders.

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Opinions

Opinions & Orders – March 5, 2021

This morning, the Federal Circuit issued a nonprecedential opinion in a veterans case and a nonprecedential order denying a petition for an interlocutory appeal. The court also issued two Rule 36 judgments. Here is the introduction to the opinion, text from the order, and links to the Rule 36 judgments.

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Opinions

Opinions & Orders – March 1, 2021

This morning, the Federal Circuit issued precedential opinions in two patent cases, the first addressing infringement, enablement, damages, and willfulness, and the second addressing sanctions. The court also issued a nonprecedential opinion in another patent case, this opinion addressing motions to exclude expert testimony. Here are the introductions to the opinions.

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En Banc Activity

Recent En Banc Activity

Here is an update on recent en banc activity at the Federal Circuit in patent cases. Highlights include new petitions in two cases raising questions related to the presumption of validity, motions for attorneys fees, and the propriety of Rule 36 judgments in cases appealed from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; a new response to a petition raising a question related to patent eligibility; a new amicus brief in a case raising questions related to venue and Hatch-Waxman; and the denial of a petition in a pro se case. Here are the details.

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En Banc Activity

Recent En Banc Activity

Here is an update on recent en banc activity at the Federal Circuit. Telephonic oral argument was scheduled in the veterans case pending before the en banc court. As for petitions in patent cases, highlights include two new petitions raising questions related to transfer of venue and eligible subject matter; a new invitation to respond to a petition raising a question related to venue in the context of Hatch-Waxman; and three amicus briefs filed in support of a petitioner in a pro se case. Here are the details.

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En Banc Activity

Recent En Banc Activity

Here is an update on recent en banc activity at the Federal Circuit. As for granted petitions, a new brief was filed in one of the two pending veterans cases. As for pending petitions, highlights include two new petitions, one in a patent case raising questions related to claim construction and one in a pro se case; and the denial of four petitions in patent cases raising questions related to obviousness, prosecution history estoppel, vitiation, reasonable royalties, and sanctions. Here are the details.

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En Banc Activity

Recent En Banc Activity

Here is an update on recent en banc activity at the Federal Circuit. Three new petitions were filed, one in a patent case raising a question related to obviousness; another in a patent case raising a question related to anticipation; and another in a pro se case. As for previously-filed petitions, this week’s highlight is a response to a petition in a patent case raising questions related to claim construction and infringement in the context of compliance with an industry standard. Here are the details.

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Opinions

Opinions & Orders – October 19, 2020

This morning, the Federal Circuit issued a nonprecedential opinion in a patent case, two nonprecedential orders denying petitions for writs of mandamus, and three Rule 36 judgments. Here is the introduction to the opinion, the text from the orders, and links to the Rule 36 judgments.

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Petitions / Supreme Court Activity

Recent Supreme Court Activity

This post summarizes recent activity at the Supreme Court in cases decided by the Federal Circuit.

Here are the details.

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En Banc Activity / Petitions

Recent En Banc Activity

This week there is little to report on recent en banc activity at the Federal Circuit. The court denied one petition in a pro se case. That’s it!

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