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 one new petition related to obviousness, one amicus brief in support of a petition related to transfer, one notice of supplemental authority related to expert testimony and a response to the notice, and the denial of two petitions. Here are the details.

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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 discussion of patent eligibility cases pending at the Federal Circuit, a comment on the Federal Circuit’s recent grant of interlocutory review of a district court’s exclusion of all of a patent owner’s expert testimony related to damages, and a note about the Federal Circuit’s recent use of general knowledge in an analysis of patent law’s non-obviousness requirement.

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Opinions

Today’s Opinions – January 30, 2020

This morning the Federal Circuit issued one precedential opinion, one nonprecedential opinion, and one nonprecedential order, all in patent cases. Here are the introductions to the opinions and the text of the order.

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Opinions

Today’s Opinions – January 6, 2020

This morning the Federal Circuit issued four opinions, two precedential and two nonprecedential. The precedential opinions came in a veterans case and a vaccine case, while the nonprecedential opinions came in an employment case and a patent case. Here are the introductions.

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Opinions

Today’s Opinions – December 26, 2019

This morning the Federal Circuit issued a nonprecedential opinion in an employment case, as well as two Rule 36 summary affirmances. Here is the introduction to the opinion and a list of the Rule 36 judgments.

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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 discussion of an oral argument addressing the constitutionality of the appointment of the judges of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, an article on the Federal Circuit’s rejection of a challenge by Google to a patent related to encoding audio signals, and a note on a recent petition for en banc rehearing.

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Opinions

Today’s Opinions – October 23, 2019

Today the Federal Circuit issued one nonprecedential opinion in a patent case. Here is the introduction to the opinion.

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