Here is another update on activity in cases pending before panels of the Federal Circuit where the cases involve at least one amicus brief. We keep track of these cases in the “Other Cases” section of our blog. Today, with respect to these cases we highlight two dispositions for patent cases and another that addresses jurisdiction. We also highlight four new cases (a contract case, a trade case, a takings case, and a tax case), all of which are set to be argued next month, along with a patent case. Additionally, we highlight an argument recap in patent case. Here are the details.
Late yesterday and today, the Federal Circuit released one precedential opinion, two nonprecedential opinions, and two nonprecedential orders. In the precedential opinion, the court lifted an injunction and affirmed a judgment in a patent case appealed from the District of Delaware. In the two nonprecedential opinions, the Federal Circuit reversed judgments in patent cases appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Finally, in the two nonprecedential orders, the Federal Circuit dismissed cases appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Here are the introductions to the opinions and links to the orders.
Three cases being argued in February at the Federal Circuit attracted amicus briefs. One of those cases is Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Avadel CNS Pharmaceuticals LLC, a patent case. In it, the Federal Circuit will review a determination by a district court that Jazz must request the Food and Drug Administration remove (or “delist”) one of its patents from the FDA’s so-called Orange Book because that patent was improperly listed. This is our argument preview.