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 the Federal Circuit’s recent announcement that “January oral arguments will be conducted by phone”;
  • another article detailing the Federal Circuit’s recent “switch back to remote oral arguments amid the omicron spike”;
  • yet another article discussing “six bid protest decisions worthy of note”; and
  • a blog post analyzing the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s determination of certain patent claims as “unpatentable as either anticipated or obvious.”
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Opinions & Orders – December 27, 2021

This morning the Federal Circuit issued two nonprecedential opinions. The first comes in a patent case appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and addresses novelty and obviousness. The second comes in a benefits case appealed from the Merit Systems Protection Board. Additionally, the court issued a nonprecedential order denying a petition for a writ of mandamus seeking to direct the Western District of Texas to dismiss a patent case for improper venue. Here are the introductions to the opinions and order.

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