Opinions & Orders – February 13, 2024

This morning, the Federal Circuit released one precedential opinion, one nonprecedential opinion, and three Rule 36 summary affirmances. The precedential opinion addresses an appeal from a judgment of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, which affirmed an examiner’s refusal to register a mark for failure to comply with the domicile address requirement. The nonprecedential opinion dismisses an appeal from a judgment of the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Here are the introductions to the opinions and links to the summary affirmances.

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Featured / Symposia

Online Symposium: The Lackluster Revolution of CBM Review

Guest post by Saurabh Vishnubhakat

As the Transitional Program for Covered Business Method (“CBM”) Review reaches its sunset date, it is useful to consider the design and implementation of this program and what lessons can be drawn from its eight-year run. Of particular interest are two unusual aspects of CBM review that have interacted with each other in instructive ways.

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Recent News on the Federal Circuit

Here is a report on recent news and commentary related to the Federal Circuit and its cases, including comments on recent remarks by former Federal Circuit Chief Judge Randall Rader and an article discussing the “[m]ost important patent cases of 2019 thus far.”

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