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 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.
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Opinions & Orders – April 29, 2022

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.

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