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 detailing how “[t]he Federal Circuit and Judge Albright have been in a constant state of tension over case transfers”;
  • another article discussing how Judge Albright was recently “[c]ritical of recent Federal Circuit decisions”; and
  • a third article discussing how “Judge Leonard P. Stark will bring a wealth of patent experience to the Federal Circuit.”
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Opinions & Orders – November 10, 2021

This morning the Federal Circuit issued a precedential opinion in a patent case appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and two nonprecedential opinions in employment cases appealed from the Merit Systems Protection Board. The court also issued two nonprecedential orders. In the first order, the court denied a petition for a writ of mandamus seeking to vacate an order transferring a patent case from the District of Colorado to the Western District of Texas. In the second order, the court granted a petition for a writ of mandamus directing the Western District of Texas to transfer a patent case. Finally, the Federal Circuit released three Rule 36 judgments. Here are the introductions to the opinions and orders and links to the Rule 36 judgments.

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