Last week, the Court did not have many precedential decisions as Washington, D.C., COVID‑19 or not, was in its usual August slowdown. Unlike the previous two weeks where we touched upon non-patent issues, we return (kind of, sort of) to patent law. So below …›
We are two weeks out from arguments in the Federal Circuit’s August sitting, so it is time for our monthly oral argument recap. As it has done for the past several years, the Court heard arguments on only three days in August, with a …›
Last week was apparently CFC week at the Federal Circuit, with several precedential decisions in government contracts and Tucker Act cases. Below we give our usual week’s statistics and case of the week—our highly subjective selection based on whatever case piqued our interest.
Precedential opinions: …›
As we mentioned in one of our previous posts, the Federal Circuit recently denied a long-pending petition for rehearing en banc in American Axle & Manufacturing v. Neapco Holdings, a Section 101 case. More than 8 months after the filing of a rehearing petition, …›
Last week was Court week, and some of the Rule 36s in argued cases have already come down. Below we give our usual week’s statistics and case of the week—our highly subjective selection based on whatever case piqued our interest.
Precedential opinions: 6
Non-precedential opinions: 17 …›
So now that the Federal Circuit has wrapped up its fifth oral argument sitting by telephone, I thought it could be a good time to look again at what factors affect whether the Court holds a telephonic hearing or submits a case on the …›
It was a moderately eventful week at the Federal Circuit as the judges geared up for their August argument session and perhaps returned from their summer vacations. The Court issued 13 opinions and 2 orders on petitions for a writ of mandamus (1 grant …›
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Case: Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. FlatWing Pharmaceuticals, LLC, Nos. 2019-2264, -2265, -2266, -2267
Originating tribunal: Patent Trial and Appeal Board
Date: July 29, 2020
Panel: Per curiam (will be …›
The Federal Circuit is known for being a collegial court. So we decided to take a look at how often the judges disagree with one another. To do so, we looked under the hood at the data for our statistics. Since we started tracking …›
Maybe it was the heat in DC, or maybe it was the reduced caseload in the summer (see here), but the Federal Circuit issued just 4 opinions last week, 3 precedential and 1 non-precedential. The Court also issued 1 order denying a petition for …›