This week the Federal Circuit will hold 15 panel hearings and hear oral arguments in about 54 cases. One notable case being argued is Network-1 Technologies, Inc. v. Hewlett-Packard Company. It is the only case with an amicus brief being argued this month. As we previously reported, another case with an amicus brief that had been scheduled for oral argument this week—Power Integrations, Inc. v. Fairchild Semiconductor International—settled.
As previewed on this blog, this patent case includes a cross-appeal that presents the issue of whether the district court erred in concluding that Hewlett-Packard was estopped from presenting an obviousness challenge because HP could have but did not raise that challenge during a prior inter partes review. This case will be argued today at 10:00 A.M. in Courtroom 203. Mark A. Perry will argue on behalf of Hewlett-Packard Company and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company. Gregory S. Dovel will argue on behalf of Network-1 Technologies, Inc. We will post an argument recap later this week.