Here is an update on recent en banc activity at the Federal Circuit. In the only pending en banc case, a veterans case, a new brief was filed. As for requests for rehearing en banc, the court received a new petition raising a question relating to the nexus requirement for secondary considerations of non-obviousness in patent cases. The court also received an amicus brief supporting rehearing to address the court’s handling of petitions for writs of mandamus seeking transfer in patent cases. Finally, the court denied petitions for rehearing in two other patent cases. Here are the details.
Here is a report on recent news and commentary related to the Federal Circuit and its cases. Today’s report highlights:
- a report discussing the Federal Circuit’s refusal to consider a ruling addressing alleged venue manipulation;
- an article about a Federal Circuit opinion addressing alleged inequitable conduct in the procurement of a patent; and
- an article discussing difficulty in the application of the non-obviousness patentability requirement in the context of design patents.
This morning the Federal Circuit issued a precedential opinion in a patent case appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, two nonprecedential opinions in patent cases appealed from a district court and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and two nonprecedential orders dismissing petitions for writs of mandamus. Here are the introductions to the opinions and orders.
Here is a report on recent news and commentary related to the Federal Circuit and its cases. Today’s report covers an article on a recent petition for rehearing by Capital One Financial, a discussion of the Federal Circuit’s second decision in the past month involving Campbell Soup and Gamon Plus, and a comment on when judicial economy can lead to error.
Today the Federal Circuit issued one precedential opinion in a design patent case, one precedential opinion in a tax credit dispute with the United States government, two nonprecedential opinions in related patent cases, and an erratum. Here are the introductions to the opinions.