On its website, today, the Federal Circuit did not release any opinions, but it did release eleven nonprecedential orders in various cases. (Judges Prost, Hughes, and Stoll were busy!) Other than an order granting a petition to transfer a patent case from the Western District of Texas to the Northern District of California, the orders are relatively run-of-the mill. They do things like dismiss petitions, summarily affirm, deny petitions, and grant undisputed motions to transfer, and dismissal appeals. Here are the introductions to ten of the orders and a link to the eleventh order, a dismissal.
This morning the Federal Circuit released a precedential opinion in a patent case appealed from the Northern District of West Virginia. In the opinion, based on a changed claim construction the court vacated a judgment of noninfringement, but the court also affirmed a determination of nonobviousness. Judge Taranto dissented in part based on disagreement with the Federal Circuit’s claim construction. The court also released a nonprecedential opinion in a patent case appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and another nonprecedential opinion in a pro se case. Here are the introductions to the opinions.