Posts in Federal Circuit


CAFC Issues Modified Opinion on IPR Estoppel Following Panel Rehearing Petition

On November 20, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) issued a modified opinion following a petition for panel rehearing filed by Network-1. The …
By Rebecca Tapscott
45 minutes ago 0

Federal Circuit Sides with Inventors on Analysis of California Employment Contract Law

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit yesterday reversed a district court finding that an inventor of water park surfing attractions breached his employment …
By Eileen McDermott
1 day ago 0

Federal Circuit Considers CBM Review Under Thryv on Remand from SCOTUS

On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) in SIPCO, LLC v. Emerson Electric Co. affirmed a determination of the U.S. …
By IPWatchdog
5 days ago 1

Supreme Court Denies Patent Petitions on Arthrex, Eligibility

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court denied petitions for certiorari in two cases from the U.S. Court of Appeals of the Federal Circuit (CAFC): IYM …
By Rebecca Tapscott
6 days ago 3

Federal Circuit Holds Google Forfeited Claim Construction Arguments Not Presented to PTAB

On November 13, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed a decision of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Patent Trial and …
By IPWatchdog
7 days ago 0

What SCOTUS’ Decision to Scrutinize Social Security Act Appointments Clause Case Means for Arthrex

Last week, an order list issued by the U.S. Supreme Court indicated that the nation’s highest court had granted a pair of petitions for writ …
By Steve Brachmann
8 days ago 2

Federal Circuit Finds Claims Patent Eligible Where Not Directed Solely to Printed Matter

On November 10, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed-in-part and vacated-in-part a decision of the U.S. District Court for the District of …
By Rebecca Tapscott
8 days ago 7

Core Wireless: Parsing the Data on Enforcement Trends Three Years On

To many patent practitioners, the Federal Circuit’s decision in Core Wireless Licensing S.A.R.L. v. LG Electronics, Inc. was a watershed moment. In particular, …
By Alexander Zajac
8 days ago 0

Federal Circuit Vacates and Remands PTAB Decision on Basis of Analogous Art

Earlier this week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) vacated and remanded a decision of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, …
By Rebecca Tapscott
11 days ago 9

Federal Circuit Grants Apple Petition for Writ of Mandamus to Transfer Uniloc Suit

On November 9, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) granted Apple’s petition for a writ of mandamus directing the U.S. District …
By IPWatchdog
12 days ago 1

Federal Circuit Weighs in on Proper Venue in Hatch-Waxman Cases Under TC Heartland

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit addressed a question of first impression regarding whether an act of patent infringement occurs in …
By IPWatchdog
14 days ago 1

Federal Circuit Affirms PTAB Interference Decision Based on Claim Construction; Newman Dissents

On November 4, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed a decision of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial …
By Rebecca Tapscott
16 days ago 1

Federal Circuit Denies Petition for Writ of Mandamus Over Unfavorable Jury Instructions

Yesterday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) issued an order in In re: Ivantis, Inc. denying a petition for a writ of …
By IPWatchdog
20 days ago 0

Federal Circuit Vacates District Court Decision to Retain Second Filed Case in Overlapping Cases

On October 28, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) granted a petition for a writ of mandamus directing the United States District Court …
By Rebecca Tapscott
22 days ago 0

Federal Circuit Affirms TTAB Holding Regarding Standing and Sanctions

On October 27, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed a decision of the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial …
By Rebecca Tapscott
26 days ago 1