This morning the Federal Circuit issued a nonprecedential order in a patent case granting a petition for panel rehearing to the extent that the panel withdrew and replaced its precedential opinion in the same case. The order indicates that the precedential opinion, also issued today, differs from the original opinion only to the extent that the panel added one additional sentence, which explains why summary judgment was inappropriate. The court also issued a nonprecedential opinion in another patent case. Here is text from the order and the introductions to the opinions.
This morning, the Federal Circuit issued four precedential opinions: two in patent cases, one in a Merit Systems Protection Board case, and one involving an appeal of a district court’s order transferring a case to the Court of Federal Claims. Also, late yesterday the Federal Circuit issued a nonprecedential order in a patent case granting a petition for a writ of mandamus and ordering a district court within 30 days to issue a ruling on a motion to transfer. Here are the introductions to the opinions and text from the order.