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:

  • a podcast episode discussing the ongoing investigation into Judge Newman’s fitness to serve as a judge;
  • a blog post about the effects a recent Federal Circuit precedential opinion has on interference proceedings for post-America Invents Act patents; and
  • an article about “evolving standards for stipulations to avoid discretionary denial” in inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
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Opinions & Orders – July 14, 2023

This morning, the Federal Circuit released three opinions: a precedential opinion in a patent case addressing patentable subject matter, a precedential opinion in another patent case addressing an interference involving first-inventor-to-file patents and first-to-invent applications, and a precedential opinion in a veterans case addressing eligibility for veterans benefits. The court also released a summary affirmance. Here are the introductions to the opinions and a link to the summary affirmance.

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