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 a new petition raising a question related to the attorney-client privilege. The court also denied a petition in a case raising questions related to the standard for claim construction. Here are the details.

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Opinions

Opinions & Orders – December 12, 2022

This morning the Federal Circuit released two nonprecedential orders dismissing appeals and three Rule 36 judgments. Here are the links to the dismissals and Rule 36 judgments.

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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 a new petition raising questions related to the standard for claim construction. The court also denied a petition in a case raising a question related to burden of persuasion in inter partes review proceedings. Here are the details.

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Opinions

Opinions & Orders – November 1, 2022

This morning the Federal Circuit released a precedential opinion in a patent case appealed from the Southern District of California. In its opinion, the Federal Circuit reversed a district court’s claim construction, vacated its grant of summary judgment, and remanded the case. The Federal Circuit also released five nonprecedential orders late yesterday and this morning. Three grant motions to voluntarily dismiss appeals, and two dismiss appeals for failure to prosecute. Here is the introduction to the opinion and links to the dismissals.

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Opinions

Opinions & Orders – December 30, 2020

This morning, the Federal Circuit issued a nonprecedential opinion in a patent case. Additionally, we are including in today’s post a recent precedential opinion in a patent case. The court had published the opinion on its website on December 23, but then removed the opinion from its website on the same day. The court re-published the opinion on December 28. Here are the introductions to the nonprecedential and precedential opinions.

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Opinions

Opinions & Orders – December 16, 2020

This morning, the Federal Circuit issued a nonprecedential opinion in a patent case and a Rule 36 judgment in a patent case. Here is the introduction to the opinion and a link to the Rule 36 judgment.

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Opinions

Opinions & Orders – October 20, 2020

This morning the Federal Circuit issued a precedential opinion in a veterans case, a nonprecedential opinion in a patent case, and one nonprecedential order dismissing a petition for a writ of mandamus. Here are the introductions to the opinions and the text of the order.

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Opinions

Opinions & Orders – October 9, 2020

This morning, the Federal Circuit issued one nonprecedential erratum and two nonprecedential Rule 36 judgments. Here is the text of the erratum and links to the Rule 36 judgments.

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Opinions

Today’s Opinions – May 11, 2020

This morning the Federal Circuit issued four nonprecedential opinions in patent cases and two nonprecedential opinions in cases reviewing decisions of the Merit Systems Protection Board. The court also issued two Rule 36 judgments. Here are the introductions to the opinions and a list of the Rule 36 judgments.

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Opinions

Today’s Opinions – September 6, 2019

Today the Federal Circuit issued one nonprecedential opinion in a patent case, two nonprecedential opinions in veterans cases, and ten nonprecedential Rule 36 judgments. Here are the introductions to the opinions and a list of the cases with Rule 36 judgments.

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