Here is a report on recent news and commentary related to the Federal Circuit and its cases. Today’s report highlights a merit panel’s recent request for supplemental briefing on the constitutionality of Title 5’s removal restrictions with respect to Administrative Patent Judges, predictions that Congress will pass legislation soon to cure the constitutional defect related to the appointment of Administrative Patent Judges, and a Forbes article provocatively entitled “How a Homeless Man Helped Cloudflare Counterattack a Bogus Patent Lawsuit.”
This morning the Federal Circuit issued one precedential opinion in a case involving a payment dispute with the United States Bureau of Reclamation under the Central Valley Project Improvement Act, two nonprecedential opinions in veterans cases, one nonprecedential order denying a petition for writ of mandamus in a patent case, and three nonprecedential Rule 36 judgments. Here are the introductions to the opinions and a list of the Rule 36 judgments.
Here is an update on recent en banc activity at the Federal Circuit in patent cases. Highlights include two new petitions, three new responses to petitions, one request from the Federal Circuit for a response, and one denial of a petition. As a reminder, pending and recently-decided petitions and related documents may be found on our En Banc Petitions page.
Here is a report on recent news and commentary related to the Federal Circuit and its cases. Today’s report highlights a comment on upcoming oral arguments over whether PTAB judges are inferior or superior officers, news about South Carolina’s opening brief in their fight with the U.S. government over fines for storage of plutonium in the state, and a note on the U.S. Army urging the Federal Circuit to uphold a contracting board’s decision sparing the Army from paying $48 million for military escort delays.