Opinions

Opinions & Orders – May 16, 2022

This morning the Federal Circuit released a nonprecedential opinion in a case appealed from the Northern District of California, vacating part of a preliminary injunction and remanding the case. The Federal Circuit also released a nonprecedential order in a case appealed from the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, granting an unopposed motion to voluntarily dismiss a cross-appeal. Here is the introduction to the opinion and text from the order.

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Opinions

Opinions & Orders – May 2, 2022

This morning the Federal Circuit issued a nonprecedential opinion in a government contract case appealed from the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals. Here is the introduction to the opinion.

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Supreme Court Activity

Recent Supreme Court Activity

Here is an update on recent activity at the Supreme Court in cases decided by the Federal Circuit. With respect to granted cases, since our last update there is no new activity to report. Furthermore, no new petitions have been filed. That said, the government filed two waivers of right to respond; a petitioner filed a reply in a case raising a question related to the jurisdiction of the Court of Federal Claims; and the Court denied certiorari in five cases: two in cases appealed from the Merit Systems Protection Board, one in a trade case, one in a patent case, and one in a case filed by a pro se petitioner. Here are the details.

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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’s report highlights:

  • an article announcing the release of a report on “the developments shaping patent law”;
  • another article discussing how the Federal Circuit recently affirmed a “district court finding that dual-access lock patents are invalid” as ineligible; and
  • yet another article focused on a recent Federal Circuit ruling in a contract dispute.
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Opinions

Opinions & Orders – February 18, 2022

This morning the Federal Circuit issued a precedential opinion in a government contract case appealed from the Court of Federal Claims. The court also issued five nonprecedential opinions. Two came in patent cases appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Two came in veterans cases appealed from the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. The last came in a government contract case appealed from the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals. Here are the introductions to the opinions.

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Supreme Court Activity

Recent Supreme Court Activity

Here is an update on recent activity at the Supreme Court in cases decided by the Federal Circuit. With respect to granted cases, there is no new activity to report. As for still-pending petitions, three new petitions were filed: one in a patent case raising questions related to eligible subject matter and two filed by pro se petitioners. Waivers of right to respond were filed in two cases: the patent case already mentioned raising questions related to eligible subject matter and another patent case also concerning eligibility. Finally, a brief in opposition was filed in a patent case that raises a question regarding the appealability of a discretionary denial of inter partes review. Here are the details.

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Opinions

Opinions & Orders – February 16, 2022

This morning the Federal Circuit issued a precedential opinion in an employment case appealed from the Merit Systems Protection Board. The court also released two nonprecedential opinions. The first comes in a veterans case appealed from the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. The second comes in a case appealed from the Court of Federal Claims and addresses issues related to spoliation of evidence. Finally, the Federal Circuit issued a Rule 36 judgment. Here are the introductions to the opinions and a link to the Rule 36 judgment.

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Opinions

Opinions & Orders – February 9, 2022

This morning the Federal Circuit issued two precedential opinions. The first comes in a patent case and concerns a district court’s refusal to seal certain documents. Notably, Judge Mayer wrote an opinion dissenting from the majority’s decision to vacate and remand the case. The second comes in a government contract case. The court also issued three nonprecedential opinions in employment and veterans cases. Finally, the court released a precedential order transferring an employment case to the District of Maryland. Here are the introductions to the opinions and order.

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Opinions

Opinions & Orders – September 22, 2021

This morning the Federal Circuit issued a nonprecedential opinion in a government contract case appealed from the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals. The court also issued a nonprecedential order denying a petition for a writ of mandamus addressing the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware’s decision to grant a motion to dismiss for lack of constitutional standing. Here are the introductions to the opinion and order.

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Opinions & Orders – August 11, 2021

This morning the Federal Circuit issued a precedential opinion in a case appealed from the Court of Federal Claims, a precedential opinion in patent case, and a nonprecedential decision in a government contract case. Judge Newman dissented in the case appealed from the Court of Federal Claims. Here are the introductions to the opinions.

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