This morning the Federal Circuit issued seven precedential opinions and orders in patent cases, along with one related nonprecedential opinion. These include the opinions and orders in the closely watched case of American Axle & Manufacturing v. NEAPCO Holdings LLC, which concerns the application of patent eligibility law. Notably, in that case the court vacated the prior panel opinion, issued a new panel opinion, and denied en banc rehearing by an evenly divided court. Here are the introductions to today’s opinions and text from today’s orders.
Here is an update on recent en banc activity at the Federal Circuit in patent cases. Highlights include three new petitions (including, notably, in Arthrex, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc.), a response to the petition and several amicus briefs in support of the petition in American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc. v. Neapco Holdings LLC, and the denial of three petitions. Here are the details.
Here is a report on recent news and commentary related to the Federal Circuit and its cases. Today’s report highlights recent discussion of march-in rights by Democratic candidates for president, identification of a trend toward use of the enablement requirement rather than the written description requirement to invalidate patent claims in the life-sciences, and analysis of a revised dataset exploring the divergence in treatment of patent eligibility between the United States and the European Patent Office and/or China.
Here is a report on recent news and commentary related to the Federal Circuit and its cases. Today’s report covers a story by the New York Times on the Supreme Court’s dismissal of a petition by the University of Wisconsin, a press release by Representative Doug Collins criticizing a decision of the Federal Circuit on patent eligibility, and two comments on the recent oral argument at the Supreme Court in Peter v. NantKwest, Inc.
Here is a report on recent news and commentary related to the Federal Circuit and its cases. Today’s report covers a discussion of the Federal Circuit’s struggle to apply precedent in the context of patent eligibility, a note on a recent petition for certiorari, and an article on a Federal Circuit decision related to the government’s alleged breach of loan agreements to provide housing for low-income tenants.
Today the Federal Circuit issued one precedential opinion in a patent case, one precedential opinion in an international trade case, one nonprecedential opinion in a patent case, two nonprecedential opinions in veterans cases, and one nonprecedential Rule 36 judgment. Here are the introductions to the opinions.