News

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 discussing how, “[o]nce thought to be a toss-up, the Federal Circuit is now ruling for appellees nearly twice as often as appellants”;
  • another article addressing how a recent Federal Circuit decision “shows [a] less rigid analysis” of corroboration of inventorship; and
  • a third article highlighting several pending Supreme Court petitions in patent cases, including more than one that “raise important questions on Section 101 patent eligibility jurisprudence.”
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Opinions

Opinions & Orders – May 19, 2022

This morning the Federal Circuit released two precedential opinions. The first comes in a case appealed from the Merit Systems Protection Board; the second comes in a case appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. The Federal Circuit also released a nonprecedential opinion in another patent case appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Notably, in this case Judge Newman dissented without opinion. Finally, the court released an erratum. Here are the introductions to the opinions and a link to the erratum.

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Opinions

Opinions & Orders – April 1, 2022

This morning the Federal Circuit released a precedential opinion in a patent case appealed from the Western District of Washington. The opinion describes that the Federal Circuit reversed the judgment and remanded the case due to an incorrect claim construction ruling. The court also released two nonprecedential opinions in a patent case appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and a veterans case appealed from the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Finally, the court issued three nonprecedential orders. Two of the orders dismiss cases for untimely filings, and one grants an unopposed motion to remand for arbitration. Here are the introductions to the opinions and orders.

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Opinions & Orders – March 11, 2022

This morning the Federal Circuit issued a precedential opinion in a trade case appealed from the Court of International Trade. The Federal Circuit also issued two nonprecedential opinions. The first comes in an employment case appealed from the Merit Systems Protection Board, while the second comes in a patent case appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Finally, the court issued five Rule 36 judgments. Here are the introductions to the opinions and links to the Rule 36 judgments.

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