Here is an update on recent en banc activity at the Federal Circuit in patent cases. Highlights include new petitions filed in four cases raising questions about the non-obviousness and novelty patentability requirements, the definiteness requirement, and principles of claim construction. The court also denied two petitions raising questions about eligibility and infringement. Here are the details.
Opinions and Orders – April 5, 2023
This morning, the Federal Circuit released one precedential opinion, three nonprecedential opinions, and a Rule 36 judgment. In the precedential opinion, the court affirmed a judgment of the Eastern District of Texas in a patent case. In the nonprecedential opinions, the Federal Circuit dismissed a case appealed from the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, affirmed a judgment of the Court of Federal Claims, and affirmed a judgment of the Merits Systems Protection Board. Here are the introductions to the opinions and link to the Rule 36 judgment.