Recent News on the Federal Circuit

Agency May Deny Patents if Inventors Delay Process, Court Says – Perry Cooper submitted an article on about repercussions of a recent Federal Circuit case addressing prosecution laches, Hyatt v. Hirshfeld

How to Get “Boxed-In” and Blow a Judgment You Received: Sleeping in the Bed You Made – Five authors, Amanda Murphy, Brooke Winer, Melissa Santos, Grodan Wright, and Thomas Irving, wrote an article posted on reporting on the holding from a recent Federal Circuit patent case, Cap Export, LLC v. Zinus, Inc., where the Federal Circuit affirmed a district court’s decision to set aside a judgment based on “affirmative misrepresentations” related to alleged prior art.

Recent Case Action Restores Confidence in Federal Whistleblowers – Mathew B. Tully reported on that a recent decision by the Federal Circuit, Tao v. Merit Systems Protection Board, “has favorable implications for federal employee whistleblowers.”

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Opinions & Orders – June 2, 2021

This morning the Federal Circuit issued one precedential opinion affirming a decision in a trade case appealed from the United States Court of International Trade. Here is the introduction to the opinion.

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