Late yesterday and this morning, the Federal Circuit released one precedential opinion, one nonprecedential opinion, and one nonprecedential order. In the precedential opinion, the court affirmed a judgment of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. In the nonprecedential opinion, the court affirmed a judgment of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. And the nonprecedential order dismisses an appeal. Here are the introductions to the opinions and link to the dismissal.
Here is an update on recent en banc activity at the Federal Circuit. The en banc court heard oral argument in a veterans case last week. As for petitions for en banc consideration in patent cases, a new petition was filed in a case raising questions related to literal infringement and claim construction; the court invited a response to a petition raising a question related to sanctions; and the court denied two petitions, one in a pro se case and one raising a question related to non-obviousness. Here are the details.