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 three new petitions raising questions related to the inducement doctrine’s interaction with Hatch-Waxman Amendments, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s analysis of the non-obviousness requirement, and venue. The court also denied two petitions for rehearing en banc raising questions related to anticipation, the evidentiary basis of an invalidity finding, and the proper standard of review of agency determinations. Here are the details.

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Opinions

Today’s Opinions – October 17, 2019

Today the Federal Circuit issued one precedential opinion in a patent case, one precedential opinion in an international trade case, one precedential opinion in an IRS case, and one nonprecedential Rule 36 judgment. Here are the introductions to the opinions and a list of the Rule 36 judgments.

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Argument Recap

Argument Recap – Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft v. Sirius XM Radio Inc.

Last week the Federal Circuit heard oral arguments during its September sitting in Washington DC. Here is a short recap of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft v. Sirius XM Radio Inc., one of the argued cases we’re following.

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Court Week

Court Week – What You Need to Know

This week the Federal Circuit will hold 11 panel hearings and hear oral arguments in about 41 cases. Notable cases include Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc., Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft v. Sirius XM Radio Inc., Intellectual Ventures I LLC v. EMC Corp., and Keith Manufacturing Co. v. Butterfield.

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