Opinions

Opinions & Orders – June 15, 2020

This morning the Federal Circuit issued two precedential opinions in government contracts cases, one precedential opinion in a trade case, and one nonprecedential opinion in a Merit Systems Protection Board case. The court also issued six nonprecedential Rule 36 judgments. Here are the introductions to the opinions and the Rule 36 judgments.

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Opinions

Today’s Opinions – June 4, 2020

This morning the Federal Circuit issued one precedential order in a patent case denying a request to award attorneys fees after the appellant moved to voluntarily dismiss the appeal, two nonprecedential opinions in patent cases, and three nonprecedential opinions in veterans cases. Here are the introductions to the order and the opinions.

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Opinions

Today’s Opinions – May 22, 2020

This morning the Federal Circuit issued one precedential opinion in a patent case and one nonprecedential erratum. Here is the introduction to the opinion and the text of the erratum.

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Today’s Opinions – May 14, 2020

This morning the Federal Circuit issued two precedential opinions in patent cases, four nonprecedential opinions in patent cases, and one nonprecedential order in a patent case dismissing an appeal as moot. Here are the introductions to the opinions and text from the order.

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En Banc Activity / Petitions

Recent En Banc Activity

Here is an update on recent en banc activity at the Federal Circuit in patent cases. Highlights include two new petitions raising questions related to waiver of the prevailing arguments made in Arthrex, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc., non-obviousness, and argument-type prosecution history estoppel, two letters filed by the government in response to arguments related to Arthrex, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc., two amicus briefs in Arthrex, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc. itself, and the denial of four petitions. We have the details.

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Featured / Petitions / Supreme Court Activity

Recent Supreme Court Activity

It was a busy week at the Supreme Court in cases decided by the Federal Circuit. Three amicus briefs in favor of the respondent were filed in one of the four granted cases, Thryv, Inc. v. Click-to-Call Technologies, LP. With respect to petitions, multiple petitions were denied, two new petitions were filed, several party briefs were filed, and nine amicus briefs were filed in one case, Athena Diagnostics, Inc. v. Mayo Collaborative Services, LLC. We have the details.

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Featured / 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. While there is no new activity to report in the merits cases, the Supreme Court did deny two petitions for certiorari. And while no new petitions were filed this week, two reply briefs in support of petitions were filed, and as were several amicus briefs.

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Opinions

Today’s Opinions – October 9, 2019

Today the Federal Circuit issued one precedential opinion in a patent case, one nonprecedential opinion in a patent case, two nonprecedential opinions in veterans cases, one nonprecedential opinion in an appeal from the Court of Federal Claims, one nonprecedential order denying mandamus in a patent case, one erratum, and one Rule 36 judgment. Here are the introductions to the opinions and a list of Rule 36 judgments.

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News

Recent News on the Federal Circuit

Here is a report on recent news and commentary related to the Federal Circuit and its cases, including an article highlighting a recent case addressing a question of first impression, a commentary on the current stage of patent eligibility law, and a blog post related to a recent petition for certiorari.

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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. Several merits and amicus briefs were filed in two cases pending at the Court. In addition, while the Court did not grant or deny any cert petitions, one new cert petition was filed as well as one reply in support of a petition.

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