Here is this month’s update on activity in cases pending before panels of the Federal Circuit where the cases involve at least one amicus brief. We keep track of these cases in the “Other Cases” section of our blog. Today, with respect to these cases we highlight one disposition in a veterans law case, two oral argument recaps in a patent case and a veterans law case, four new patent cases, a patent case with new briefing, and four upcoming oral arguments in related Tucker Act cases. Here are the details.
This morning the Federal Circuit released a precedential opinion in an international trade case, three nonprecedential opinions in patent cases, and two Rule 36 summary affirmances. Here are the introductions to the opinions and the links to the Rule 36 summary affirmances.
- Patenting Software-Related Inventions Is Getting Easier – Experts analyze Federal Circuit precedent and USPTO guidance to advance two recommendations for IP practitioners with regard to ensuring patent eligibility of inventions directed to software-related technologies.
- CAFC Reverses In-Part, Vacates In-Part PTAB Patentability Finding for Skin Cancer Detection Device – The Federal Circuit used an obviousness analysis and ruled that the PTAB erred in holding that patent claims directed at a skin cancer detection device were patentable.
- Federal Circuit Affirms District Court Decision Blocking Poultry Chiller Patent Suit Due to Equitable Intervening Rights – For the first time, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit addressed the “boundaries of the phrase ‘protection of investments’ in [35 U.S.C.] § 252”, which outlines the effect of reissued patents.
Here’s the latest.
This morning the Federal Circuit issued one precedential opinion in a patent case, two nonprecedential opinions in patent cases, two nonprecedential opinions in veterans cases, one nonprecedential opinion in a takings case, one nonprecedential opinion in a Vaccine Act case, and one nonprecedential opinion in a tax case. Here are the introductions to the opinions.
Here is a report on recent news and commentary related to the Federal Circuit and its cases, including two articles commenting on this week’s oral arguments, another article commenting on a recent Federal Circuit opinion related to personalized medicine, and another reporting on Thryv, Inc. v. Click-to-Call Technologies, LP, a case the Supreme Court will hear this upcoming term.