Opinions

Opinions & Orders – August 17, 2023

Today, the Federal Circuit released six nonprecedential orders: two order the transfer of cases to a district court, two grant motions for remand, one denies a motion to transfer to a district court, and one grants unopposed motions to voluntarily dismiss appeals. Here are the introductions to the orders and a link to the dismissal.

Read More
Opinions

Opinions and Orders – March 8, 2023

Late yesterday and this morning, the Federal Circuit released one precedential opinion and nine nonprecedential orders. In the precedential opinion, the court vacated and remanded a judgment appealed from the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. One of the nonprecedential orders denied a petition for appellate attorney fees and costs following a Federal Circuit decision reversing and remanding a judgment of the Merit Systems Protection Board. Two of the nonprecedential orders remand cases appealed from the Northern District of West Virginia. Finally, five of the nonprecedential orders dismiss appeals and one is an erratum. Here is the introduction to the opinion, text from the orders, and links to the dismissals and erratum.

Read More
Opinions

Opinions & Orders – July 5, 2022

This morning the Federal Circuit released a nonprecedential opinion in a government contract case appealed from the Court of Federal Claims. Last Friday and this morning the Federal Circuit also released three nonprecedential orders. One grants a motion to transfer a case to the Northern District of Alabama; one dismisses an appeal for lack of jurisdiction; and one grants an unopposed motion to voluntarily dismiss an appeal. Here is the introduction to the opinion, text from the order, and links to the dismissals.

Read More
Opinions

Opinions & Orders – May 12, 2022

This morning the Federal Circuit released two nonprecedential opinions. The first comes in a petition to review a decision of the Merit Systems Protection Board, which had dismissed an appeal as moot. The second comes in a veterans case appealed from the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. The Federal Circuit also released five nonprecedential orders this morning and late yesterday. One dismisses a petition for review for untimely filing; one denies a petition for a writ of mandamus for untimely filing; one denies a petition for a writ of mandamus to order the Western District of Texas to transfer a patent case; one summarily affirms; and one grants a petition to withdraw a petition for writ of mandamus. Here are the introductions to the opinions and text from the orders.

Read More
Opinions

Opinions & Orders – August 25, 2020

This morning the Federal Circuit issued a precedential opinion in a case appealed from the Merit Systems Protection Board, a nonprecedential opinion in a Tucker Act case, and a precedential erratum. Here are the introductions to the opinions and the text of the erratum.

Read More
Opinions

Opinions & Orders – June 12, 2020

This morning the Federal Circuit issued one precedential opinion in a government contract case, two nonprecedential opinions in patent cases, two nonprecedential opinions in veterans cases, and one nonprecedential erratum. The court also issued two nonprecedential Rule 36 judgments. Here are the introductions to the opinions, the text of the erratum, and the Rule 36 judgments.

Read More
Featured / Opinions

Today’s Opinions – March 23, 2020

This morning the Federal Circuit issued a precedential order denying en banc rehearing in Arthrex, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc., a nonprecedential opinion in a Veterans case, and a Rule 36 judgment. Here is the text of the order and the introductions to the opinions.

Read More

Recent Supreme Court Activity

Here is an update on recent activity at the Supreme Court in cases decided by the Federal Circuit. There is no news to report on granted cases. Five new petitions, however, were filed. The Supreme Court also denied one petition, Harris v. United States, this week. Here are the details.

Read More
Petitions / Supreme Court Activity

Recent Supreme Court Activity

Here is an update on recent activity at the Supreme Court in cases decided by the Federal Circuit. Highlights include a granted application to stay the Federal Circuit’s mandate to allow the prospective petitioner to challenge the Federal Circuit’s conclusion that it had waived the argument that succeeded in Arthrex, two new petitions including one related to the exhaustion doctrine and design patents, and several responses to petitions. Here are the details.

Read More
Petitions / Supreme Court Activity

Recent Supreme Court Activity

Here is an update on recent activity at the Supreme Court in cases decided by the Federal Circuit. It was another quiet week at the Supreme Court, with only one new petition, one brief, and four denials of petitions.

Read More