News

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:

  • a report discussing the Federal Circuit’s refusal to consider a ruling addressing alleged venue manipulation;
  • an article about a Federal Circuit opinion addressing alleged inequitable conduct in the procurement of a patent; and
  • an article discussing difficulty in the application of the non-obviousness patentability requirement in the context of design patents.
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Opinions

Today’s Opinions – April 27, 2020

This morning the Federal Circuit issued one nonprecedential opinion in a patent case. Here is the introduction to the opinion.

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En Banc Activity / Petitions

Recent En Banc Activity

Here is an update on recent en banc activity at the Federal Circuit in patent cases. Highlights include new petitions filed in four cases raising questions relating to patent eligibility, the Appointments Clause, claim construction, and non-obviousness; one new response to a pending petition raising questions related to enablement, written description, and the 7th Amendment; and the denial of ten petitions raising issues including the Appointments Clause, claim construction, and implied licenses. Here are the details.

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En Banc Activity / Petitions

Recent En Banc Activity

Here is an update on recent en banc activity at the Federal Circuit in patent cases. Highlights include new petitions filed in six cases raising questions related to the Appointments Clause, claim construction, and implied licenses, one request by the Federal Circuit for a response to a petition raising questions related to collateral estoppel and inter partes review, and the denial of three petitions raising questions related to transfer, waiver, and design patent infringement. Here are the details.

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