News

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 comments on the Federal Circuit’s refusal to extend deference to decisions by the USPTO’s Precedential Opinion Panel, a note on a petition for en banc rehearing related to venue, an article about Apple’s transfer of $454 million to pay a judgment for patent infringement, and a summary of courts’ steps to prevent transmission of the novel coronavirus.

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News

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 about the Supreme Court’s rejection of Apple’s petition for certiorari in one of its cases against VirnetX, a comment on the Federal Circuit’s treatment of “consisting essentially of” language in patent claims, and an article discussing the Federal Circuit’s rejection of an en banc petition in a case vacated in light of Arthrex.

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Supreme Court Activity

Recent Supreme Court Activity

Here is an update on recent activity at the Supreme Court in cases decided by the Federal Circuit. There is no news to report on granted cases and no new petitions were filed. However, four new reply briefs in support of petitions were filed, and the Supreme Court did deny four previously-filed petitions. Here are the details.

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Petitions / Supreme Court Activity

Recent Supreme Court Activity

Here is an update on recent activity at the Supreme Court in cases decided by the Federal Circuit. Highlights include thirty new amicus briefs in Google Inc. v. Oracle America, Inc., the denial of the application for a stay of the the Federal Circuit’s mandate in Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc., three new petitions in a trade case and two patent cases, and a new amicus brief in support of a petition related to apportionment of patent damages. Here are the details.

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En Banc Activity / Petitions

Recent En Banc Activity

Here is an update on recent en banc activity at the Federal Circuit in patent cases. Highlights include four new petitions related to administrative law, enablement, collateral estoppel, and the doctrine of equivalents; two responses to petitions related to patent eligibility and transfer; one new amicus brief in support of a petition concerning non-obviousness; and the denial of three petitions related to non-obviousness, enablement, written description, and statutory experimental use. Here are the details.

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News

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 news report on the Supreme Court temporarily staying a Federal Circuit mandate, a New York Times article discussing a recent denial of en banc rehearing, and comments by former Chief Judge Paul Michel on the Federal Circuit’s obviousness standard.

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Petitions / Supreme Court Activity

Recent Supreme Court Activity

Here is an update on recent activity at the Supreme Court in cases decided by the Federal Circuit. Highlights include one new petition regarding Covered Business Method review of patents, a reply brief and two amicus briefs in support of a petition related to patent damages and the impact of USPTO invalidations of patents on pending infringement litigation, and another reply brief in favor of a petition related to patent eligibility. Here are the details.

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Petitions / Supreme Court Activity

Recent Supreme Court Activity

Here is an update on recent activity at the Supreme Court in cases decided by the Federal Circuit. In stark contrast to last week, it was a rather quiet week at the Court. Highlights include an additional amicus brief in Google LLC v. Oracle America, Inc., two responses to petitions, and one denial of a petition.

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Opinions

Today’s Opinions – January 21, 2020

This morning the Federal Circuit issued three Rule 36 judgments. Here is a list of the judgments.

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En Banc Activity / Petitions

Recent En Banc Activity

Here is an update on recent en banc activity at the Federal Circuit in patent cases. Notably, much of the activity relates in some way to Arthrex, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc. Highlights include three new petitions (including two petitions raising questions related to waiver of arguments similar to those made in Arthrex), a response in opposition to a petition also making arguments raised in Arthrex, briefing on a motion raising arguments related to Arthrex, requests for responses in three cases (including, notably, Arthrex itself), and the denial of two petitions raising questions related to patent eligibility. Here are the details.

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