It is a pain to follow the Federal Circuit patent opinions even though every patent attorney tries to keep up with them. We sometimes even need to present them at a lunch seminar once and a while. However, the cases on the CAFC website are dense, sometimes irrelevant, and jumbled with other non-patent cases. The point of this blog is to provide a quick briefing of the CAFC patent cases as they are released so they can be reviewed by practitioners. The blog also acts as a database so you can search opinions in your area of interest. I have dispensed with editing conventions such as ellipses and blue book citations to digest the case to its fundamentals as fast as possible– I mostly just cut and paste. These briefs are NOT intended to be relied upon in legal arguments, but rather should viewed as a quick informative medium for further review. I will try to provide a brief within 24 hrs of its release (usually sooner though). I hope it is useful to you, and, if so, let me know. I don’t get paid to do this, so your appreciation is how I derive value.
The observations and commentary are my own opinions and not intended as legal advice.
Allen Black, Ph.D., J.D.