Here is an update on recent en banc activity at the Federal Circuit. Last week the court heard oral argument in the en banc veterans case. As for petitions in patent cases, highlights include a new petition raising a question related to claim construction; new responses to petitions raising questions related to inter partes review and Rule 36 summary affirmances; a new invitation to respond to a petition raising questions related to deference to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board; a new amicus brief in a case raising questions related to inter partes review; and the denial of two petitions raising questions related to patent eligibility and transfer of venue. Here are the details.
This morning, the Federal Circuit issued two precedential opinions and one nonprecedential opinion in patent cases, as well as a precedential opinion and two nonprecedential opinions in cases appealed from the Merit Systems Protection Board. The court also issued a Rule 36 judgment. Here are the introductions to the opinions and a link to the Rule 36 judgment.