131 ABA Journal Federal Circuit Court articles.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will consider a case today that will help determine what kinds of business methods are eligible for patents.
The case, In…
May 8, 2008 10:45 AM CDT
In an important case involving “time-shifting” video recording technology, a federal appeals court has ruled that EchoStar Holding Corp. and Dish Network Corp. have been illegally using the software created…
Jan 31, 2008 10:56 PM CST
The Federal Circuit gets the message, may be loosening patent protections
Dec 1, 2007 5:52 PM CST
A recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that preserves state immunity in patent suits—even if the state sues to enforce its own patents—is sparking…
Nov 13, 2007 3:40 PM CST
Ruling on lawsuits brought by two private groups, a federal judge has ordered the White House to retain e-mail copies while the court system sorts out whether the Bush administration…
Nov 13, 2007 12:31 AM CST
In an unusual effort to hold a private military contractor in Iraq civilly liable for alleged wrongdoing, the families of three dead Iraq civilians and one survivor of a recent…
Oct 11, 2007 7:13 PM CDT
The policy-making arm of the nation’s federal courts voted today to make it easier for both lawyers and the public to access court materials.
For lawyers, the big news is…
Sep 18, 2007 7:01 PM CDT
An en banc opinion by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit makes it more difficult to obtain triple damages for willful patent infringement.
The court Aug 21, 2007 10:37 AM CDT
An attorney whose conduct is criticized in a court ruling may have no right to intervene or sue to clear his name, at least in the Federal Circuit.
Aug 18, 2007 12:27 AM CDT
An appeals court has struck down a Washington, D.C., law barring drug companies from charging excessive prices for prescription drugs.
The D.C. law didn’t define excessive pricing. But it said…
Aug 3, 2007 2:28 PM CDT
One date that’s on almost every federal judge’s calendar this summer is the meeting of his or her circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals, at which trial and appellate…
Jul 1, 2007 7:04 PM CDT
Vonage Holdings is citing the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent patent ruling in a motion seeking a retrial of a patent infringement case.
Vonage filed the motion…
May 2, 2007 2:09 PM CDT
The legal publisher Reed-Elsevier Properties Inc. has lost in its effort to trademark “lawyers.com.”
Apr 12, 2007 8:15 PM CDT
A Miami federal judge is refusing to dismiss the government’s case against Jose Padilla, an alleged al-Qaida operative who says he was tortured in U.S. custody.
Apr 10, 2007 5:40 PM CDT
Next Big Issue: Can an Invention Be Denied a Patent ‘Just Because It’s Stupid’?
Oct 24, 2006 10:53 AM CDT