Opinions / Panel Activity

Opinion Summary – FS.COM Inc. v. International Trade Commision

Late last month, the Federal Circuit issued its opinion in FS.COM Inc. v. International Trade Commission, a patent case we have been following because it attracted an amicus brief. In the opinion, the Federal Circuit reviewed a determination by the International Trade Commission that FS violated 19 U.S.C. § 1337. In an opinion authored by Chief Judge Moore and joined by Judges Prost and Hughes, the Federal Circuit affirmed the ITC’s decision. This is our opinion summary.

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Opinions and Orders – April 20, 2023

This morning, the Federal Circuit released two precedential opinions. In the first opinion, the court affirmed a judgment of the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. In the second, the Federal Circuit affirmed a judgment of the International Trade Commission in a patent case. Here are the introductions to the opinions.

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Panel Activity

Update on Important Panel Activity

Here is another update on activity in cases pending before panels of the Federal Circuit where the cases involve at least one amicus brief. We keep track of these cases in the “Other Cases” section of our blog. Today, with respect to these cases we highlight two dispositions for patent cases and another that addresses jurisdiction. We also highlight four new cases (a contract case, a trade case, a takings case, and a tax case), all of which are set to be argued next month, along with a patent case. Additionally, we highlight an argument recap in patent case. Here are the details.

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Argument Recap

Argument Recap – FS.COM Inc. v. International Trade Commission

The Federal Circuit heard oral argument earlier this month in FS.COM Inc. v. International Trade Commission, a patent case that attracted an amicus brief. In this case, the Federal Circuit is reviewing a determination by the ITC that Panduit Corp. and The Siemon Company infringed certain patents and The Siemon Company and FS.com Inc. infringed one patent. The panel hearing the oral argument included Chief Judge Moore and Judges Prost and Hughes. This is our argument recap.

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Court Week

Court Week – What You Need to Know

This week is Court Week at the Federal Circuit. In total, the court will convene eleven panels to consider 49 cases this week and on Tuesday of next week. Of these 49 cases, the court will hear oral arguments in 37. The Federal Circuit is providing access to live audio of these arguments via the Federal Circuit’s YouTube channel. Of the argued cases, one cases attracted an amicus brief. Here’s what you need to know about this case.

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