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 blog post detailing how “[t]otal utility patent grants are down about 7% for calendar year 2021”;
  • another blog post explaining how, “[o]n January 6, 2022, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced a new program with the goal of increasing examiner efficiency”;
  • yet another blog post noting that this Blog “has an interesting post, including some briefs, on [this] week’s oral argument in SAS Institute Inc. v. World Programming Ltd.“; and
  • an article discussing a recent takeaway in which a “Federal Circuit’s decision affirms the principle that competitive prejudice is an essential element of a viable bid protest.”
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