Opinions

Opinions & Orders – September 10, 2021

This morning the Federal Circuit issued two nonprecedential opinions in cases appealed from the Merit Systems Protection Board. The court also issued two nonprecedential orders denying petitions for writs of mandamus in patent cases pending in the United States District Court for the Western District of New York and the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. Finally, the court issued a Rule 36 judgment. Here are the introductions to the opinions and orders and a link to the Rule 36 judgment.

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Opinions

Opinion & Orders – May 5, 2021

This morning, the Federal Circuit issued five opinions: a precedential opinion in a patent case; two nonprecedential opinions involving the same appellant challenging separate decisions of the Merit Systems Protection Board; a nonprecedential opinion in a veterans case; and a nonprecedential opinion in an employment law case challenging an arbitrator’s decision. Here are the introductions of the opinions.

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Symposia

Online Symposium: An Overview of the Federal Circuit’s Most Important 2020 Veterans’ Law Decisions

Guest Post by Blair E. Thompson

In 2020, the Federal Circuit addressed important questions regarding “pro-claimant” policies and rules governing the Department of Veterans Affairs. The court also approved VA’s interpretation of its regulation regarding discharges due to “willful and persistent misconduct” and paved the way for challenges to VA’s internal adjudication policies and procedures manual.

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Petitions / Supreme Court Activity

Recent Supreme Court Activity

This post summarizes recent activity at the Supreme Court in cases decided by the Federal Circuit.

Here are the details.

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Supreme Court Activity

Recent Supreme Court Activity

This post summarizes recent activity at the Supreme Court in cases decided by the Federal Circuit.

Here are the details.

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Supreme Court Activity

Recent Supreme Court Activity

This post summarizes recent activity at the Supreme Court in cases decided by the Federal Circuit.

Here are the details.

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Opinions

Today’s Opinions – April 20, 2020

This morning the Federal Circuit issued one precedential opinion in a veterans case, one nonprecedential opinion in a patent case, and one nonprecedential opinion in a Merit Systems Protection Board case. The court also issued three Rule 36 summary affirmances. Here are the introductions to the opinions and list of the summary affirmances.

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Opinions

Today’s Opinions – October 21, 2019

Today the Federal Circuit issued one nonprecedential opinion in a patent case and one precedential erratum. Here is the introductions to the opinion and the erratum.

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