En Banc Activity

Recent En Banc Activity

Here is an update on recent en banc activity at the Federal Circuit. Highlights include a petition for rehearing en banc filed in a patent case presenting questions related to patent eligibility, along with two denials of petitions in a patent case and a pro se case, respectively. Here are the details.

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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:

  • a letter to the editor of the Wall Street Journal by Fifth Circuit Judge Edith Jones defending Judge Newman;
  • an article describing Judge Jones’s letter in defense of Judge Newman and Judge Jones’s relevant experience; and
  • an article discussing a recent Federal Circuit decision that ended over a decade of patent infringement litigation.
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Opinions & Orders — August 15, 2023

Today, the Federal Circuit released two nonprecedential opinions and three nonprecedential orders. The first opinion comes in a patent case appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and addresses obviousness. The second opinion comes in another patent case appealed from a district court and addresses several issues. Two of the orders dismiss appeals for failure to pay docketing fees and one dismisses for failure to file a brief within the permitted time. Here are the introductions to the opinions and links to the dismissals.

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