Panel Activity

Update on Important Panel Activity

Here is this month’s 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 six new cases, three of which involve petitions for writs of mandamus that were ultimately denied by the Federal Circuit. Additionally, we highlight an opinion in a government contract case and a patent case with a new briefing. Here are the details.

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Recent News on the Federal Circuit

Federal Circuit PTAB Appeal Statistics through April 30, 2021 – In an article posted to the National Law Review, Daniel Klodowski and Elliot Cook reported on statistics related to the Federal Circuit’s resolution of appeals from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Partial Victory for L’Oreal In Hair Coloring Fight – Jillian Ambrose and Christine Hawes posted to about a recent opinion by the Federal Circuit in a trade secrets battle between Olaplex, Inc. and L’Oreal.

Vaccine Injury Victim Gets Pay, Despite Medical Records Silence – Mary Anne Pazanowski explained how a Vaccine Act claimant was awarded compensation after the Federal Circuit reversed a lower court’s decision.

Here is the latest.

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Opinions & Orders – May 20, 2021

This morning the Federal Circuit issued a precedential opinion reversing a judgment of the United States Court of Federal Claims in a vaccine case. The court also issued two nonprecedential opinions, one in a veterans case and one in a patent case. Here are the introductions to the opinions.

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