Federal Circuit Court

131 ABA Journal Federal Circuit Court articles.

SCOTUS to mull Federal Circuit refusal to apply top court’s copyright laches ruling in patent case

Does the same laches standard recognized by the U.S. Supreme Court in a 2014 copyright infringement case also apply in a patent infringement case?

In an en banc decision last…

Can patent laws halt the reselling of used ink cartridges? Federal Circuit to consider
Tug-of-war over interpretations of patent law continues between Federal Circuit and SCOTUS
These plaintiffs argue derogatory words can’t hurt them
Ban on disparaging trademarks violates First Amendment, Federal Circuit rules in band’s appeal

The en banc U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has struck down a provision of the Lanham Act that denies registration for “disparaging” trademarks.

The Federal Circuit ruled…

Lawyer blasted by federal appeals court for forwarding judge email did nothing wrong, state bar says

Corrected: Although blasted by a federal appeals court last year for circulating a congratulatory email from a federal judge, a BigLaw partner did nothing calling for attorney discipline, the…

‘Raging Bull’ decision could rouse patent holders to sue decades after alleged infringement
Federal Circuit trims $1.5B patent win, says nothing owed for chips made, used and sold outside US

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has trimmed a $1.5 billion award for patent infringement in a decision that said there is no liability for products manufactured,…

Federal Circuit: US must pay attorney’s fee to lawyer who took veteran’s case 20 years ago

Nearly 20 years after he agreed to represent a U.S. military veteran in a disability case, a Maine lawyer has gotten a definitive answer about his 20-percent contingent attorney fee.

‘Clear error’ standard of review in factual disputes applies in patent claims, SCOTUS says

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled for a drug company fighting generic competitors in a decision on the proper standard of review in patent infringement cases involving factual issues.

In…

Federal appeals court blasts attorney for forwarding chief judge’s congratulatory email

After receiving a congratulatory email earlier this year from the sitting chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, a prominent patent lawyer did what the…

Pacer deletes older case files for four appeals courts; compatibility issues cited

Be prepared to jump through some hoops if you would like to access older, closed court records for patent appeals or cases in federal appeals courts based in Chicago, Atlanta…

Federal Circuit gets reined in over patent fees in infringement suits
Federal appeals judge to retire, teach IP classes after controversial email to patent lawyer

A federal appeals court judge who recently stepped down from a leadership role after a controversial email praising a patent attorney’s skills has now announced his…

‘Stop the Islamization of America’ is disparaging and can’t be trademarked, Federal Circuit says

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has refused a trademark for the phrase “Stop the Islamization of America” because it is disparaging to Muslims.

The Federal Circuit…

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