This morning, the Federal Circuit released two nonprecedential opinions: one in a patent case addressing an appeal from a summary judgment of noninfringement and another in a trademark case addressing priority and likelihood of confusion. Here are the introductions to the opinions.
Here is a report on recent news and commentary related to the Federal Circuit and its cases. Today’s report highlights:
- an article providing a midyear report on “the most notable trademark decisions so far this year”;
- an article about the effects of a recent precedential Federal Circuit opinion in a trademark case dealing with tacking;
- a blog post summarizing takeaways from a recent precedential Federal Circuit opinion in a patent case addressing enablement, written description, and anticipation; and
- a blog post discussing the America Invents Act of 2011 and how it has allegedly given the Chinese government “a lethal tool for snuffing out the business interests of competitive American firms.”
This morning, the Federal Circuit released a precedential opinion in a trademark case. In it, the court vacated and remanded a Trademark Trial and Appeal Board decision regarding whether an appellant’s trademark was likely to be confused with three other trademarks the appellee had already registered. Here is the introduction to the opinion.