Opinions and Orders – April 13, 2023

Late yesterday and this morning, the Federal Circuit released one precedential opinion, one nonprecedential opinion, and one nonprecedential order.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 In the nonprecedential opinion, the court affirmed a judgment of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. And the nonprecedential order dismisses an appeal.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.

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En Banc Activity

Recent En Banc Activity

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.

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