Recent News on the Federal Circuit

Here is a report on recent news and commentary related to the Federal Circuit and its cases. Today’s report highlights:

  • an article commenting on the recently published transcript from Judge Newman’s hearing to determine whether Newman was “justified in not complying with an investigative committee’s request for medical records”;
  • an article discussing a failed mediation between Judge Newman and her “judicial colleagues on the Federal Circuit”; and
  • an article highlighting a recent opinion from the Federal Circuit affirming a patent tribunal’s finding of invalidity for two cancer treatment patents.
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Opinions & Orders – August 16, 2023

Today, the Federal Circuit released one precedential opinion, three nonprecedential opinions, and three nonprecedential orders. The precedential opinion comes in an appeal from the Patent and Trademark Office and addresses whether a patent is unpatentable as anticipated by, or obvious in view of, asserted prior art.  One of the nonprecedential opinions involves a pro se litigant seeking review of a final decision of the Merit System Protection Board. The second nonprecedential opinion, also litigated pro se, addresses an alleged violation of the First Amendment. The final nonprecedential opinion involves an appeal from a Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision regarding the patentability of claims. The three nonprecedential orders deny petitions for writs of mandamus. Here are the introductions to the opinions and orders.

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