Opinions & Orders – December 27, 2021

This morning the Federal Circuit issued two nonprecedential opinions. The first comes in a patent case appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and addresses novelty and obviousness. The second comes in a benefits case appealed from the Merit Systems Protection Board. Additionally, the court issued a nonprecedential order denying a petition for a writ of mandamus seeking to direct the Western District of Texas to dismiss a patent case for improper venue. Here are the introductions to the opinions and order.

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