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 new petitions filed in thirteen cases raising questions related to the Appointments Clause, venue, and claim construction and the denial of six petitions raising questions related to non-obviousness, anticipation, inherency, procedure, the statutory experimental use exception, and the Appointments Clause. Here are the details.

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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 four new petitions, three of which related to Arthrex and another related to obviousness, two responses to petitions raising questions related to the statutory experimental use exception and obviousness, and the denial of three petitions. Here are the details.

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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 five new petitions related to obviousness, Arthrex, alleged appellate fact-finding, and prevailing party determinations; one response to a petition raising arguments related to Arthrex; three amicus briefs in support of a petition concerning design patent infringement; and an order denying a petition related to definiteness with a dissent by four judges. Here are the details.

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Opinions

Today’s Opinions – February 21, 2020

This morning the Federal Circuit issued three nonprecedential opinions in patent cases. Here are the introductions to the opinions.

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Opinions

Today’s Opinions – January 31, 2020

This morning the Federal Circuit issued one precedential opinion in a veterans case, two nonprecedential opinions in patent cases vacating and remanding in view of Arthrex, and two nonprecedential orders in related patent cases denying petitions for writs of mandamus. Here are the introductions to the opinions and text from the orders.

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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. Today’s report highlights a merit panel’s recent request for supplemental briefing on the constitutionality of Title 5’s removal restrictions with respect to Administrative Patent Judges, predictions that Congress will pass legislation soon to cure the constitutional defect related to the appointment of Administrative Patent Judges, and a Forbes article provocatively entitled “How a Homeless Man Helped Cloudflare Counterattack a Bogus Patent Lawsuit.”

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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 three new petitions, two responses, two requests for responses, and five denials of petitions.

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Opinions

Today’s Opinions – November 6, 2019

This morning the Federal Circuit issued one precedential opinion in a case involving a payment dispute with the United States Bureau of Reclamation under the Central Valley Project Improvement Act, two nonprecedential opinions in veterans cases, one nonprecedential order denying a petition for writ of mandamus in a patent case, and three nonprecedential Rule 36 judgments. Here are the introductions to the opinions and a list of the Rule 36 judgments.

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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, three new responses to petitions, one request from the Federal Circuit for a response, and one denial of a petition. As a reminder, pending and recently-decided petitions and related documents may be found on our En Banc Petitions page.

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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. Today’s report highlights a comment on upcoming oral arguments over whether PTAB judges are inferior or superior officers, news about South Carolina’s opening brief in their fight with the U.S. government over fines for storage of plutonium in the state, and a note on the U.S. Army urging the Federal Circuit to uphold a contracting board’s decision sparing the Army from paying $48 million for military escort delays.

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