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 about the Supreme Court’s denial of a petition “to review a February ruling . . . that held claims of ChromaDex, Inc.’s patent on an isolated form of vitamin B3 are directed to unpatentable subject matter under Section 101”;
  • an article discussing how the Federal Circuit “vacated a $4.6 million award for lost profits” in a patent case; and
  • an article highlighting a recent “fight over words” at the Federal Circuit in another patent case.
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Opinions & Orders – October 16, 2023

This morning, the Federal Circuit released two precedential opinions, one nonprecedential opinion, and two nonprecedential orders. One precedential opinion comes in a patent case and addresses issues of obviousness, infringement, and damages. The other precedential opinion comes in another patent case and addresses a challenge to analogous art findings by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. The nonprecedential opinion addresses an appeal from a judgment of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board finding certain claims unpatentable. The orders dismiss appeals. Late Friday, the Federal Circuit also released a nonprecedential order dismissing an appeal. Here are the introductions to the opinions and links to the dismissals.

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