Posts Tagged: CAFC


Patent Drafting: The Detailed Description Should Include Multiple Embodiments or Examples

Along with their ABC’s and multiplication tables, patent lawyers learn two basic principles. First, claims define the invention. Second, a court should not read limitations from …
By Joseph Root 1 year ago 7

CAFC Can’t Review Vermont Demand Letter Enforcement

The Federal Circuit, per Judge Newman and with Chief Judge Prost and Judge Hughes, found that the Federal Circuit lacked jurisdiction to hear the appeal from a …
By Gene Quinn 1 year ago 7

Judge Michel Speaks on the Future of the Federal Circuit

Judge Michel: "I’m aghast at the suggestions that are made in some blogs that the Federal Circuit be abolished. The idea that you need more so-called …
By Gene Quinn 1 year ago 4

CAFC Shock: Judge Randall Rader Announces Retirement

In what can really only be characterized as a stunning development, earlier today Judge Randall Rader of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit …
By Gene Quinn 2 years ago 11

Defending SCOTUS on Limelight Inducement Decision

There are some who are questioning the wisdom and correctness of the Supreme Court’s recent decision, authored by Justice Alito for a unanimous Court, in Limelight …

SCOTUS Overrules Federal Circuit on Induced Infringement

Akamai argued Limelight ''provides instructions and offers technical assistance'' to its customers regarding how to tag. The Federal Circuit dodged the question about whether there was direct …
By Gene Quinn 2 years ago 7

SCOTUS Overrules “Insolubly Ambigous” Indefiniteness Standard

The district court determined that the term was indefinite, the Federal Circuit reversed. According to the Federal Circuit, a claim is indefinite "only when it is not …
By Gene Quinn 2 years ago 9

Disbanding the Federal Circuit is a Bad Idea

Given the anti-patent climate that has been created by major Silicon Valley technology companies, the Obama Administration and certain Members of Congress, the news that Judge Rader …
By Gene Quinn 2 years ago 11

The Evolution of Patent Jurisprudence, from Giles Rich to Howard Markey to Randall Rader

Written by Don Dunner: ''Fifty-four years ago, a lawyer in the prime of his career was appointed by President Eisenhower to serve as a judge on the …
By Donald Dunner 2 years ago 1

CAFC Surprise: Rader Stepping Down as Chief Judge

Chief Judge Randall R. Rader today announced that he will step down as Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on …
By Gene Quinn 2 years ago 4

CAFC Upholds Sanctions Against DuPont, in Favor of Monsanto

By claiming mutual and unilateral mistake, DuPont had placed the truthfulness of its subjective belief concerning its stacking rights at issue... The problem for DuPont was that …
By Gene Quinn 2 years ago 0

Dolly the Cloned Sheep Not Patentable in the U.S.

Earlier today the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that Dolly the cloned sheep, and any other genetic clones, are patent ineligible in …
By Gene Quinn 2 years ago 31