Here is an update on recent activity at the Supreme Court in cases decided by the Federal Circuit. As for granted cases, this week the Court decided Minerva Surgical, Inc. v. Hologic, Inc., in which the Court overturned the Federal Circuit’s approach to the assignor estoppel doctrine. Additionally, three cases were granted, vacated, and remanded based on the decision in United States v. Arthrex, Inc. regarding application of the Appointments Clause to administrative patent judges. As for petition cases:
Here are the details.
- a reply brief was submitted in support of a petition in a government contract case;
- the government filed a waiver of right to respond in a patent case;
- the Court dismissed one petition; and
- the Court denied five petitions, including four regarding application of the Appointments Clause to administrative patent judges.