Federal Circuit Court

128 ABA Journal Federal Circuit Court articles.

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…

Oracle wins copyright ruling in battle over Google’s Android software

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has given Oracle a big win in its suit claiming Google used its patented and copyrighted Java technology in Android software.

Federal appeals judges failed to recuse themselves for financial conflicts of interest, study finds

More than a dozen judges on the U.S. circuit courts sat on panels deciding cases in which they had financial interest in one of the parties, according to an investigation…

Artist sues US over Statue of Liberty stamp, says it depicts his Vegas sculpture, not the original

An artist who sculpted a replica of the Statue of Liberty that appears outside a Las Vegas casino-hotel has sued the U.S. Postal Service for copyright infringement.

The USPS used…

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