This morning the Federal Circuit released two nonprecedential orders in patent cases denying petitions for writs of mandamus. Notably, both petitions sought to order the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to terminate pending ex parte reexamination proceedings. The court also released an order dismissing an appeal. Here is text from the orders and a link to the dismissal.
Here is a report on recent news and commentary related to the Federal Circuit and its cases. Today’s report covers a comment on a Federal Circuit decision regarding standing for cross-appeals of adverse decisions in inter partes review proceedings, an article on the Federal Circuit’s ruling that recovery of salary costs associated with lobbying activities are unallowable in government contracts cases, and a notice from the USPTO of an update to the 2019 Revised Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance.