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:

  • an article commenting on the Federal Circuit’s recent decision that “only humans can be considered inventors under current U.S. patent laws”;
  • an article about how the Federal Circuit “let a Turkish steel pipe producer off the hook in a years-long anti-dumping duties dispute”; and
  • a third article about the Federal Circuit’s role in litigation surrounding property flooding in Houston during Hurricane Harvey.
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Opinions

Opinions & Orders – August 26, 2022

This morning the Federal Circuit released a precedential opinion in a patent case appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. In its opinion, the court dismissed-in-part for lack of jurisdiction as to a cancelled claim and affirmed-in-part the Board’s determination that the remaining challenged claims are not patentable because they are obvious. The Federal Circuit also released three nonprecedential orders. One dismisses an appeal as frivolous; one summarily affirms; and one grants an unopposed motion to transfer an appeal from the Northern District of Texas to the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Finally, the Federal Circuit released a Rule 36 judgment. Here is the introduction to the opinion, text from the orders, and a link to the Rule 36 Judgment.

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Opinions

Opinions & Orders – July 5, 2022

This morning the Federal Circuit released a nonprecedential opinion in a government contract case appealed from the Court of Federal Claims. Last Friday and this morning the Federal Circuit also released three nonprecedential orders. One grants a motion to transfer a case to the Northern District of Alabama; one dismisses an appeal for lack of jurisdiction; and one grants an unopposed motion to voluntarily dismiss an appeal. Here is the introduction to the opinion, text from the order, and links to the dismissals.

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