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 an oral argument held last week in a patent case, a note on a recent Federal Circuit decision that Federal Reserve Banks may challenge patents at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, an article about another recent Federal Circuit decision involving multi-color trademarks, and a comment on yet another recent decision by the Federal Circuit in an ongoing patent dispute involving medical devices.

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Opinions

Today’s Opinions – April 9, 2020

This morning the Federal Circuit issued two precedential opinions in patent cases and one precedential opinion in a military case. The Federal Circuit also issued one nonprecedential opinion in a patent case, one nonprecedential opinion in a Merit Systems Protection Board case, one nonprecedential opinion in a veterans case, and one nonprecedential erratum. Here are the introductions to the opinions and the erratum.

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Petitions / Supreme Court Activity

Recent Supreme Court Activity

Here is an update on recent activity at the Supreme Court in cases decided by the Federal Circuit. With respect to granted cases, there is no new activity to report. With respect to petition cases, three new petitions were filed raising issues related to patent and trade law; four patent cases saw amicus briefs filed; and the Court denied a petition in a patent case. Read on for 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 a call for the Federal Circuit to live stream an upcoming hearing for the public, a petition to the Supreme Court related to sovereign immunity and venue, and an appeal to the Federal Circuit of a ruling granting an extra year of college tuition benefits to thousands of veterans.

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Petitions / Supreme Court Activity

Recent Supreme Court Activity

Here is an update on recent activity at the Supreme Court in cases decided by the Federal Circuit. With respect to pending cases, there was activity in only one case, the copyright case of Google LLC v. Oracle America, Inc. With respect to petitions cases, new petitions were filed in three patent cases, a response to a petition was filed in a Merit Systems Protection Board case, and two parties waived their rights to respond to petitions. 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 in patent cases. Highlights include two new petitions, four new responses, seven amicus briefs, letter briefs regarding supplemental authority, and denials of five petitions.

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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 four new petitions, a response to a petition, three requests from the Federal Circuit for responses, and an amicus brief filed in support of a petition.

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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, including two articles highlighting recent panel decisions, one blog post commenting on a recent grant of panel rehearing, and another blog post addressing a pending petition for certiorari.

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Opinions

Today’s Opinions – September 5, 2019

Today the Federal Circuit issued one precedential opinion in a patent case and two nonprecedential opinions in patent cases. Here are the introductions to the opinions.

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