The Federal Circuit issued just one precedential opinion the week of Labor Day (along with several non-precedential opinions and Rule 36 judgments). But it’s an interesting one, addressing the interplay between arbitration agreements and nonappealability of decisions to institute inter partes review. Below we …›
The Federal Circuit returned to a full week of in-person arguments last week. But that didn’t keep it from issuing a range of decisions in patent and non-patent cases. Below we provide our usual weekly statistics and our case of the week—our …›
With Labor Day around the corner and summer coming to a close, the Federal Circuit had a busy week with a lot of precedential opinions to pick from. Below we provide our usual weekly statistics and our case of the week—our highly subjective selection …›
It has been another steamy August week here in Washington and at the Federal Circuit, with eleven new opinions fresh off the press. Below we provide our usual weekly statistics and our case of the week—our highly subjective selection based on whatever case …›
Although things often slow down in Washington in the August heat and humidity, that wasn’t the case this past week for the Federal Circuit. All told, the Court issued 5 precedential opinions and ruled in 17 cases. Below we provide our usual weekly statistics …›
The Federal Circuit wrapped up another (perhaps final) week of telephone arguments last week. As of now, the Court is still set to restart in-person arguments next month. But we’ll have to see if those plans change. Below we provide our usual weekly statistics …›
The Federal Circuit has its August sitting this week—its last before September’s scheduled return to in-person arguments. Before taking the virtual bench for the final time, the Court issued six opinions last week. Below we provide our usual weekly statistics and our case of …›
Now that it’s been roughly a month since the Federal Circuit issued mass sua sponte Arthrex orders (which we discussed in Early Hints About What Happens Next After Arthrex), we thought it was worth checking in on what’s happening post-Arthrex.
As many readers probably saw, …›
Keniece Gray and Maryrose McLaughlin, Morrison & Foerster summer associates, co-authored this post.
As expected, the Senate has voted to confirm Tiffany Cunningham as the Federal Circuit’s newest judge. This makes history, giving the Federal Circuit its first ever Black judge and bringing the Court …›
Keniece Gray, Morrison & Foerster summer associate, co-authored this post.
We could have a new Federal Circuit judge today (achieving gender parity on the Court). Last week, the Senate invoked cloture (by a 63-34 vote) on the nomination of Tiffany Cunningham to replace Judge …›