Here is an update on recent en banc activity at the Federal Circuit in patent cases. Highlights include a new petition in a pro se patent case and two new invitations for responses in patent cases raising questions related to obviousness and reduction to practice. The court also denied a petition in a patent case raising questions related to construction of alleged means-plus-function limitations. Here are the details.
Here is an update on recent en banc activity at the Federal Circuit in patent cases. Highlights include a new petition presenting questions related to means-plus-function claims and a denial of a petition presenting a question related to appellate jurisdiction. Here are the details.
Late yesterday and this morning, the Federal Circuit released two nonprecedential opinions in related patent cases involving patent claims that were deemed invalid as indefinite. The court also released seven nonprecedential orders dismissing appeals. Here are the introductions to the opinions and one of the orders and links to the other dismissals.
This morning the Federal Circuit issued six opinions and orders:
- a precedential opinion in a patent case affirming a holding of obviousness by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board,
- a nonprecedential opinion in another patent case affirming a holding of nonobviousness by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board,
- a nonprecedential opinion in a third patent case affirming a district court’s dismissal due to ineligibility, and
- three nonprecedential orders denying or dismissing petitions for writs of mandamus.
Here are the introductions to the opinions and excerpts from the orders.