En Banc Activity / Petitions

Recent En Banc Activity

Here is an update on recent en banc activity at the Federal Circuit. In a pending en banc case raising questions related to whether on-the-job exposure to the recent novel coronavirus entitled federal correctional officers to additional pay pursuant to various federal statutes, the appellant filed his en banc reply brief. As for petitions in patent cases, the court received a new petition raising a question related to anticipation and two responses to a petition raising questions related to patent eligibility. The court also denied three petitions raising questions related the standard for an award of attorneys’ fees, inter partes review estoppel, and assignor estoppel. Here are the details.

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En Banc Activity / Petitions

Recent En Banc Activity

Here is an update on recent en banc activity at the Federal Circuit in patent cases. The court received responses to petitions raising questions related to assignor estoppel and inter partes review estoppel. The court also denied a petition filed by a pro se party. Here are the details.

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En Banc Activity / Petitions

Recent En Banc Activity

Here is an update on recent en banc activity at the Federal Circuit. In a pending en banc case raising questions related to whether on-the-job exposure to the recent novel coronavirus entitled federal correctional officers to additional pay pursuant to various federal statutes, the government filed its en banc response brief, and the Federal Circuit scheduled the case for oral argument in December. The court also invited responses to two petitions raising questions related to assignor estoppel and inter partes review estoppel. Finally, the court granted panel rehearing and denied rehearing en banc in response to a petition raising questions related to the process and standard for determining indefiniteness. Here are the details.

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En Banc Activity / Petitions

Recent En Banc Activity

Here is an update on recent en banc activity at the Federal Circuit in patent cases. The court received two new petitions raising questions related to patent eligibility and inter partes review estoppel. Here are the details.

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News

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 a recent Federal Circuit decision addressing estoppel in inter partes review patent proceedings;
  • an article discussing another recent decision in which an “Endo International Plc subsidiary failed to convince the Federal Circuit that a generic version of its bestselling blood-pressure drug infringed its patents”;
  • a third article summarizing another recent decision invoking “the rule prohibiting recapture of subject matter surrendered during prosecution” following an amendment “to overcome a § 101 patent eligibility rejection.”
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Opinions

Opinions & Orders – August 17, 2022

This morning the Federal Circuit released a precedential opinion in a patent case appealed from the Western District of Texas. The Federal Circuit reversed-in-part, affirmed-in-part, and remanded. It reversed as to a specific claim, concluding that the district court erred in not applying inter partes review estoppel under 35 U.S.C. § 315(e)(2) as to that claim. It affirmed the district court’s denial of the plaintiff’s request to amend its selection of asserted claims to add claims not at issue in the inter partes review. Here is the introduction to the opinion.

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News

Recent News on the Federal Circuit

Here’s the latest.

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News

Recent News on the Federal Circuit

Here’s the latest.

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Opinions

Today’s Opinions – May 28, 2020

This morning the Federal Circuit issued one nonprecedential order in a patent case vacating the court’s judgment and dismissing the appeal for lack of appellate jurisdiction. Here is text from the order.

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