Here is an update on recent en banc activity at the Federal Circuit in patent cases. Highlights include three new petitions, two responses, two requests for responses, and five denials of petitions.
Another case being argued in December that attracted an amicus brief is In re Google LLC. In this case, Google seeks a writ of mandamus ordering the district court to dismiss the case for improper venue. According to Google, the case presents the question of whether “a defendant who keeps computer equipment in the facility of a third party in a judicial district has a ‘regular and established place of business’ in that district under the patent venue statute.” Besides Google, the other interested party in this case is the plaintiff-patent owner, Super Interconnect Technologies LLC.
Here is a report on recent news and commentary related to the Federal Circuit and its cases. Today’s report highlights Reuters’ reporting on a recent Federal Circuit decision, an article about litigation funding firms “betting big” on a particular outcome at the Supreme Court, and recent comments on a pending petition for certiorari.
Two cases being argued next week attracted amicus briefs. One is Monk v. Wilkie, a case in which Conley F. Monk, Jr. and eight other veterans sought class certification to assert claims of unreasonable system-wide delay by the Board of Veterans Appeals in deciding appeals of denials of veterans’ claims. In 2018, the Court of Veterans Appeals denied class certification in an equally divided 4-4 en banc decision. According to Monk, however, the CAVC misinterpreted Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(a) when it did so.
Here is a report on recent news and commentary related to the Federal Circuit and its cases. Today’s report highlights news related to Tuesday’s congressional hearing about what if anything Congress should do to respond to the Federal Circuit’s recent holding that Administrative Patent Judges were unconstitutionally appointed, as well as a series of blog posts concerning the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s ongoing proceeding to determine who invented CRISPR gene editing technology.
Here is an update on recent activity at the Supreme Court in cases decided by the Federal Circuit. In granted cases, the Court issued orders on motions for divided arguments and received two reply briefs. In petitions cases, the Court granted a petition, denied two petitions, and received a new petition and several briefs.