This morning, the Federal Circuit released three precedential opinions and one nonprecedential opinion. One of the precedential opinions addresses an appeal from a judgment of the Court of Federal Claims, which dismissed a claim for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. Another precedential opinion addresses an appeal from a judgment of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, which denied a petition for cancellation of mark’s registration. The third precedential opinion vacates and remands a judgment of the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims due to impermissible fact finding. The nonprecedential opinion reverses and remands a grant of summary judgment of noninfringment by a district court in a patent case. Here are the introductions to the opinions.
This morning the Federal Circuit released a precedential opinion in a patent case appealed from the Central District of California. In it, the Federal Circuit affirms the district court’s claim construction, dismissal of a claim, and grant of summary judgment that trade dress is invalid, vacates a denial of summary judgment on an inequitable conduct defense, reverses a grant of summary judgment of invalidity, and remands the case. Late yesterday, the Federal Circuit also released two nonprecedential orders dismissing appeals. Here is the introduction to the opinion and links to the dismissals.