Supreme Court Activity

Recent Supreme Court Activity

Here is an update on recent activity at the Supreme Court in cases decided by the Federal Circuit. With respect to the Supreme Court’s October 2021 term, the Court still has not granted any petitions in cases decided by the Federal Circuit. As for pending petitions, since our last update two new petitions were filed: one in a patent case presenting questions regarding the Appointments Clause and one in a pro se patent case presenting a question concerning patent eligibility. In addition, two amicus briefs were filed in the same case in support of the petitioner, who raised questions concerning inter partes review. Moreover, two briefs in opposition were filed in patent cases raising questions related to the Appointments Clause. Finally, the government filed a supplemental brief in a government contracts case. Here are the details.

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Supreme Court Activity

Recent Supreme Court Activity

Here is an update on recent activity at the Supreme Court in cases decided by the Federal Circuit. With respect to the Supreme Court’s October 2021 term, the Court still has not granted any petitions in cases decided by the Federal Circuit. Since our last update, moreover, no new petitions have been filed with the Court. As for pending petitions, however, five amicus briefs and a waiver of right to respond were filed in a patent case asking whether the Federal Circuit holds jurisdiction over appeals or petitions challenging denials of petitions for inter partes review. Finally, an amicus brief was filed in another patent case also addressing the appellate jurisdiction of the Federal Circuit over appeals from denials of petitions for inter partes review. Here are the details.

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Supreme Court Activity

Recent Supreme Court Activity

Here is an update on recent activity at the Supreme Court in cases decided by the Federal Circuit. Currently, with respect to the Supreme Court’s October 2021 term, the Court has not granted any petitions in cases decided by the Federal Circuit. As for pending petitions, since our last update three new petitions were filed in patent cases addressing eligibility, procedure in inter partes review proceedings, and the printed publication category of prior art. Additionally, the Court requested responses to two pending petitions involving challenges to the use of administrative patent judges under the Appointments Clause. Here are the details.

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News

Recent News on the Federal Circuit

Here’s the latest.

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News

Recent News on the Federal Circuit

Here’s the latest.

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Opinions

Opinions & Orders – March 12, 2021

This morning, the Federal Circuit released a precedential opinion affirming a decision to unseal an amended complaint in a patent case, a nonprecedential opinion in a patent case affirming a denial of a motion to compel arbitration, and a precedential order dismissing an appeal and denying mandamus with respect to a denial of institution of an inter partes review by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. The court also issued a Rule 36 judgment. Here are the introductions to the opinions, text from the order, and a link to the Rule 36 judgment.

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Opinions

Opinions & Orders – January 15, 2021

This morning, the Federal Circuit issued two nonprecedential opinions in veterans cases. The court also issued a Rule 36 judgment. Here are the introductions to the opinions and a link to the Rule 36 judgment.

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