Federal Circuit Denies AAM Request to Stay Mandate Pending Supreme Court Review
On Friday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) issued a precedential order in American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc. v. Neapco Holdings denying American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc.’s (AAM’s) motion to stay issuance of the mandate pending the filing of a petition for writ of certiorari in the Supreme Court. AAM’s motion to stay was the result of the CAFC’s precedential modified opinion that issued on July 31, 2020 modifying a prior October 3, 2019 opinion. In the July 31 opinion, the CAFC vacated the prior judgment with respect to claim 1 of U.S. Patent No. 7,774,911
and remanded to the district court to address eligibility with respect to claim 22 and related claims.