Recent News on the Federal Circuit

Here is a report on recent news and commentary related to the Federal Circuit and its cases. Today’s report highlights:

  • an article discussing how a “Federal Circuit panel homed in on the question of how to define ‘inventor’ and ‘individual’ in a test case for artificial intelligence inventorship”;
  • another article highlighting how a recent supplemental brief argued that a pending Supreme Court case “will not clarify” questions about Section 101 patent eligibility; and
  • a third article addressing how the Federal Circuit recently held that it is not a defense to willful patent infringement when a “district court . . . judicially correct[s] claims when there are ‘obvious minor typographical and clerical errors in patents’ without changing the scope of the claim.”
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Opinions & Orders – June 3, 2022

This morning the Federal Circuit released a precedential opinion in a patent case appealed from the Central District of California. The Federal Circuit also released two nonprecedential orders. One grants an unopposed motion to dismiss an appeal; the other grants a joint motion to dismiss appeals. Here is the introduction to the opinion and links to the dismissals.

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