Opinions

Today’s Opinions – February 4, 2020

This morning the Federal Circuit issued a precedential opinion in a patent case, a nonprecedential opinion in a Merit Systems Protection Board case, and a nonprecedential order denying interlocutory review in a patent case. Here are the introductions to the opinions and text from the order.

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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 in three cases raising questions related to transfer motions, licenses, and the constitutionality of the appointment of Administrative Patent Judges, two responses to petitions raising questions related to the knowledge of one of ordinary skill in the art and the constitutionality of the appointment of Administrative Patent Judges, and the denial of a motion for en banc reconsideration in a case that raised arguments related to the constitutionality of the appointment of Administrative Patent Judges. Here are the details.

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Opinions

Today’s Opinions – November 18, 2019

This morning the Federal Circuit issued two nonprecedential Rule 36 judgments. Here is a list of them.

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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‚Äôs report covers a discussion of the Supreme Court’s dismissal of a petition by Imperium IP Holdings, a recent petition for certiorari by Veterans Contracting Group, and a comment on the Supreme Court’s recent rejection of several patent petitions.

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Featured / Petitions / Supreme Court Activity

Recent Supreme Court Activity – Report on October 1 Conference

Last week we provided a preview of the 27 petitions distributed for the Supreme Court’s October 1 conference in cases decided by the Federal Circuit. Here is a report on the order list the Supreme Court issued today as a result of its October 1 conference. In a nutshell, the Court denied or dismissed petitions for certiorari in 21 cases decided by the Federal Circuit, and left six other petitions pending.

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Opinions

Today’s Opinions – September 6, 2019

Today the Federal Circuit issued one nonprecedential opinion in a patent case, two nonprecedential opinions in veterans cases, and ten nonprecedential Rule 36 judgments. Here are the introductions to the opinions and a list of the cases with Rule 36 judgments.

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