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 impact of a Federal Circuit decision on “patent applicants and owners seeking to overcome obviousness challenges”;
  • an article discussing a Federal Circuit decision in a list of upcoming Supreme Court cases; and
  • an article about historic women on the federal bench, including Federal Circuit Judge Tiffany Cunningham.
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Opinions & Orders – August 24, 2023

Today, the Federal Circuit released a precedential opinion, a nonprecedential opinion, and a nonprecedential order.  The precedential opinion comes in an appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, which held all claims of a patent unpatentable as obvious. The nonprecedential opinion similarly comes in an appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and addresses the patentability of claims. Finally, the nonprecedential order dismisses a petition for failure to submit an opening brief. Here are the introductions to the opinions and a link to the dismissal.

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