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 detailing how Judge Stark “has presided over slightly more wins for patent owners than accused infringers compared to federal judges nationwide”;
  • another article expanding on how Judge “Stark’s Delaware court is one of the most active patent courts in the country, and also hears a wide range of other disputes involving major companies”;
  • another article discussing the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s reversal of a decision where “no reasonable fact finder could find an expectation of success based on the teachings of that same prior art”; and
  • a blog post emphasizing a recent trend of how “in recent opinions the Federal Circuit seems to have adopted the ‘(cleaned up)’ citation when citing ‘busy’ sources.”
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Opinions & Orders – November 4, 2021

This morning the Federal Circuit issued two opinions in patent cases appealed from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. In the first, a precedential opinion, the court reverses an obviousness determination. In the second, a nonprecedential opinion, the court affirms findings of anticipation and obviousness given a lack of error in claim construction. Here are the introductions to the opinions.

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