En Banc Activity / Petitions

Recent En Banc Activity

Here is an update on recent en banc activity at the Federal Circuit in patent cases. Highlights include two new petitions raising questions related to waiver of the prevailing arguments made in Arthrex, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc., non-obviousness, and argument-type prosecution history estoppel, two letters filed by the government in response to arguments related to Arthrex, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc., two amicus briefs in Arthrex, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc. itself, and the denial of four petitions. We have the details.

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Opinions

Today’s Opinions – December 17, 2019

This morning the Federal Circuit issued a precedential opinion in a patent case and a nonprecedential opinion in another patent case. Here are the introductions to the opinions.

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En Banc Activity / Petitions

Recent En Banc Activity

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.

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En Banc Activity / Petitions

Recent En Banc Activity

Here is an update on recent en banc activity at the Federal Circuit in patent cases. Highlights include two new petitions, four new responses, seven amicus briefs, letter briefs regarding supplemental authority, and denials of five petitions.

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En Banc Activity / Petitions

Recent En Banc Activity

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.

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En Banc Activity / Petitions

Recent En Banc Activity

Here is an update on recent en banc activity at the Federal Circuit in patent cases. Highlights include three new petitions, two responses to petitions, and two requests from the Federal Circuit for responses to petitions.

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News

Recent News on the Federal Circuit

Here is a report on recent news and commentary related to the Federal Circuit and its cases. Today’s report highlights a discussion of an oral argument addressing the constitutionality of the appointment of the judges of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, an article on the Federal Circuit’s rejection of a challenge by Google to a patent related to encoding audio signals, and a note on a recent petition for en banc rehearing.

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Opinions

Today’s Opinions – October 17, 2019

Today the Federal Circuit issued one precedential opinion in a patent case, one precedential opinion in an international trade case, one precedential opinion in an IRS case, and one nonprecedential Rule 36 judgment. Here are the introductions to the opinions and a list of the Rule 36 judgments.

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Opinions

Today’s Opinions – September 6, 2019

Today the Federal Circuit issued one nonprecedential opinion in a patent case, two nonprecedential opinions in veterans cases, and ten nonprecedential Rule 36 judgments. Here are the introductions to the opinions and a list of the cases with Rule 36 judgments.

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