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 discussing how the Federal Circuit “affirmed the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC)’s determination that [a] civil penalty . . . did not require modification or rescission following the subsequent invalidation of the asserted [patent] claims”;
  • another article explaining how “[t]he Federal Circuit upheld an administrative patent tribunal’s decision invalidating some parts of a patent related to infrastructure for hydraulic fracking”;
  • yet another an article assessing the “impact of [the Federal Circuit’s] TRUMP trademark ruling”; and
  • an last article detailing how “[t]he federal court in Delaware has instituted revised procedures to reassign Judge Leonard P. Stark’s busy caseload as he gets ready to join the Federal Circuit.”
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Opinions & Orders – March 1, 2022

This morning the Federal Circuit issued a precedential opinion in a patent case appealed from the International Trade Commission. The case addresses whether the ITC abused its discretion in refusing to modify or rescind a civil penalty after a patent was found to be invalid. Here is the introduction to the opinion.

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