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, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument next week in Harrow v. Department of Defense, a case concerning the Merit Systems Protection Board and whether a filing deadline is jurisdictional. With respect to petitions, two new petitions were filed in a patent case and a pro se case, a waiver of right to respond was filed in a pro se case, two briefs in opposition were filed in a patent case and in a veterans case, and an amicus brief was filed in a Merit Systems Protection Board case. Finally, the Court denied petitions in a pro se case and in a patent case. Here are the details.

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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 since our last update. With respect to petitions, one new petition was filed with the Court in a pro se case, the Court requested a response to a petition in a patent case concerning obviousness, and two amicus briefs were filed in the same patent case concerning obviousness. In addition, the Court denied the petitions in three patent cases and one pro se case, and the Court dismissed the petitions in five pro se cases. Here are the details.

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Opinions

Opinions & Orders – November 14, 2023

This morning, the Federal Circuit released two nonprecedential opinions, one nonprecedential order, and four Rule 36 summary affirmances. Both opinions address jurisdictional issues, with one affirming a Merit Systems Protection Board dismissal for lack of jurisdiction and another dismissing an appeal from the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims for lack of jurisdiction. The order grants a motion to withdraw a petition. Here are the introductions to the opinions and links to the withdrawal and summary affirmances.

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Opinions

Opinions & Orders – November 9, 2023

This morning, the Federal Circuit released five nonprecedential opinions and two Rule 36 summary affirmances. Three of the opinions address appeals of decisions of the Merit Systems Protection Board. The fourth addresses a pro se appeal from a judgment of the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. The fifth affirms a decision of the Court of Federal Claims to dismiss a case for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. Here are the introductions to the opinions and links to the summary affirmances.

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Opinions

Opinions & Orders – September 20, 2023

This morning, the Federal Circuit released one precedential opinion, two nonprecedential opinions, and one nonprecedential order. The precedential opinion comes in a patent case and addresses an appeal from a district court’s judgment that claims are invalid for lack of enablement. One of the two nonprecedential opinions stems from another patent case where the Patent Trial and Appeal Board found numerous claims unpatentable. The second nonprecedential opinion addresses an appeal from a judgment of the Merit Systems Protection Board. The order dismisses an appeal. Here are the introductions to the opinions and a link to the order.

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Opinions

Opinions & Orders – September 18, 2023

This morning, the Federal Circuit released six nonprecedential dismissals and one nonprecedential erratum. Late Friday, the Federal Circuit also released another nonprecedential dismissal. Here are links to the dismissals and the erratum.

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Opinions

Opinions & Orders – August 8, 2023

This morning, the Federal Circuit released three nonprecedential opinions: one in a patent case reviewing inter partes review decisions, one in another patent case addressing subject-matter jurisdiction, and one in a case appealed from the Merit Systems Protection Board. Late yesterday, the court also released two nonprecedential orders dismissing appeals. Here are the introductions to the opinions and links to the orders.

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Opinions

Opinions & Orders – June 8, 2023

Late yesterday and this morning, the Federal Circuit released two nonprecedential opinions: one in a patent case appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and one in a tax case appealed from the Court of Federal Claims. The Federal Circuit also released eight nonprecedential orders: one summarily affirming a dismissal for lack of jurisdiction by the Court of Federal Claims, two transferring cases to other circuit courts, one deactivating and dismissing appeals, and four dismissing appeals. Here are the introductions to the opinions and orders and links to the dismissals.

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