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 discussing how the Federal Circuit “affirmed the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC)’s determination that [a] civil penalty . . . did not require modification or rescission following the subsequent invalidation of the asserted [patent] claims”;
  • another article explaining how “[t]he Federal Circuit upheld an administrative patent tribunal’s decision invalidating some parts of a patent related to infrastructure for hydraulic fracking”;
  • yet another an article assessing the “impact of [the Federal Circuit’s] TRUMP trademark ruling”; and
  • an last article detailing how “[t]he federal court in Delaware has instituted revised procedures to reassign Judge Leonard P. Stark’s busy caseload as he gets ready to join the Federal Circuit.”
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Opinions & Orders – March 4, 2022

This morning the Federal Circuit released three nonprecedential opinions. Two come in patent cases appealed, respectively, from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and the Northern District of Ohio. The third comes in a Tucker Act case appealed from the Court of Federal Claims. Notably, in this third case Judge Newman wrote a dissenting opinion. Here are the introductions to the opinions.

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