This morning, the Federal Circuit released two nonprecedential opinions, one nonprecedential order granting a summary affirmance, and two nonprecedential orders dismissing appeals. The opinions come in a case appealed from the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and a case appealed from the Merit Systems Protection Board, respectively. Here are the introductions to the opinions and links to the summary affirmance and dismissals.
This morning, the Federal Circuit released two precedential opinions in a trade case and a patent case, a nonprecedential order denying a petition for a writ of mandamus seeking to order a district court to vacate an order to produce certain documents, and three nonprecedential orders dismissing appeals. Here are the introductions to the opinions and the order denying the petition and links to the dismissals.
Here is a report on recent news and commentary related to the Federal Circuit and its cases. Today’s report highlights:
- an article arguing that in patent cases the Federal Circuit recently strayed from the Supreme Court’s “flexible approach to obviousness”;
- a blog post analyzing the Federal Circuit’s alleged “improper destabilization of settled res judicata principles” in patent cases;
- another article discussing how the “Federal Circuit has provided uniformity” regarding the proper interpretation of the America Invents Act’s estoppel provision; and
- a third article identifying primary takeaways from a recent Federal Circuit ruling addressing patent law’s experimental-use doctrine and on-sale bar.
This morning the Federal Circuit released two precedential opinions in patent cases. The first comes in an appeal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and the court vacates and remands the Board’s decision over a dissent by Judge Reyna. The second comes in an appeal and cross-appeal from a district court decision, and the court affirms-in-part, reverses-in-part, and vacates-in-part. Here are the introductions to the opinions.