Here is an update on recent en banc activity at the Federal Circuit in patent cases. Highlights include one new petition, a response to a petition, a request from the Federal Circuit for a response, and a denial of a petition.
Here is a report on recent news and commentary related to the Federal Circuit and its cases. Today’s report highlights a New York Times article on the Supreme Court’s grant of certiorari in Google LLC v. Oracle America, Inc., a Bloomberg News article on a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing to discuss the Arthrex ruling, and an IPWatchdog post discussing Chestnut Hill’s recent petition for certiorari in Chestnut Hill Sound Inc. v. Apple Inc.
This month we highlight four recent articles relevant to the Federal Circuit and the areas of law under its jurisdiction. All four articles address reform: judiciary reform, intellectual property reform, patent reform, and veterans law reform.
Once a month we provide an update on activity in cases pending before panels of the Federal Circuit where the cases involve at least one amicus brief. Today we highlight recent activity in six such cases. We introduced four of these cases last month in a previous blog post. Of the two new cases, one concerns an attempt to vacate a judgment of non-infringement of a patent in favor of a settlement agreement, and the other questions whether the Patent Trial and Appeal Board may consider eligibility challenges to amended patent claims filed in inter partes review proceedings.
This afternoon the Supreme Court granted the petition for certiorari in Google LLC v. Oracle America, Inc., a copyright case most recently decided by the Federal Circuit in 2018. The grant comes on the heels of the case being listed for consideration at four of the Court’s conferences, including the last three in a row.
This morning the Federal Circuit issued one precedential opinion in a patent case, one precedential opinion in a Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals case, one nonprecedential opinion in a Court of Federal Claims case, one nonprecedential order in a patent case, and one precedential erratum. Here are the introductions to the opinions.
Here is a report on recent news and commentary related to the Federal Circuit and its cases. Today’s report includes a comment on a petition for en banc rehearing that seeks to prevent the Patent Trial and Appeal Board from effectively overturning jury verdicts, a report on the Federal Circuit’s affirmation of a rejection of an application for a trademark on “Beast Mode Soccer,” and a comment on trends regarding use of the phrase “inequitable conduct” in the Federal Circuit’s decisions.