April 22, 2021 - Federal Circuit Insights

Revisiting Cancelled Oral Arguments

It has been a little while since we took a look at what—from a statistics standpoint—went down at recent oral arguments (see last post here). Since the Federal Circuit went remote, there was an initial wave of a high percentage of appeals that would …›

April 8, 2021 - Federal Circuit Insights

Will Your Appeal Have Argument Soon?

There’s a perception in the Federal Circuit bar that that Court has been scheduling cases for oral argument a bit quicker recently. Now, on some levels, it’s all relative—the Federal Circuit has always been pretty quick in getting cases to argument (see our …›

March 16, 2021 - Federal Circuit Insights

50-50 Federal Circuit?

Well, that didn’t take long. As we noted in January, although the Federal Circuit had no vacancies during President Trump’s term, several judges were eligible or soon-to-be-eligible to create a vacancy for President Biden (see There’s a New President. How could that Affect Practice …›

March 10, 2021 - Federal Circuit Insights

The Lifespan of a Rehearing Petition

You’ve lost your case before a Federal Circuit panel and you file a rehearing petition. When can you expect good news (or at least some news…)? Timing of rehearing decisions For a rehearing petitioner, the threshold positive sign to look for is a call for …›