Federal Circuit US Court of Appeals Case Law

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit was created in 1982 by merging the US Court of Customs and Patent Appeals with the US Court of Claims and is the only federal appellate court to hear patent appeals. The court sits primarily in Washington, DC. and is different from the other US federal appeals courts in that it hears cases based upon subject matter versus those matters brought in a specific geographic location. The decisions of the court, in particular in regard to cases involving patents are unique in that they are binding precedent Decisions of this circuit are only superseded by changes in specific law or from decisions rendered by the US Supreme Court.

The court has jurisdiction over appeals from:

  • Article I Tribunals
  • Article III Tribunals
  • The Congressional Office of Compliance

More information regarding the history of the court and the judges who have served on it can be found at the Federal Circuit Historical Society.

Browse Opinions From the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Recent Decisions From the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
In Re GOOGLE LLC
Date: September 18, 2020
Docket Number: 20-144
CHEN v. JUNG
Date: September 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1255
CHEN v. JUNG
Date: September 16, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1257
Ramirez v. Department of Homeland Security  
Date: September 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-1534

Justia Opinion Summary: Ramirez was a Customs Officer, required to remain medically qualified to carry a service firearm. His wife reported to the police that he had cocked his service weapon and pointed it at her head. The police concluded tha...

IQASR LLC v. WENDT CORP.
Date: September 15, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2227
NOVA v. SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
Date: September 15, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1321
In Re HP INC.
Date: September 15, 2020
Docket Number: 20-140
In Re SORENSEN
Date: September 14, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2347
YIFRACH v. US
Date: September 14, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1535
Batcher v. Wilkie  
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2116

Justia Opinion Summary: John served in the Army in the 1960s. In 1972, John and Roberta married. In 2001, they separated. In 2005, a New York court issued a Separation Judgment, requiring John to pay Roberta $300 per month in spousal maintenanc...

M2M SOLUTIONS LLC v. AMAZON.COM, INC.
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2246
ALPHONSO INC. v. FREE STREAM MEDIA CORP.
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2313
CASIANO v. US
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 19-2321
GARMIN INTERNATIONAL, INC. v. LOGANTREE, LP
Date: September 11, 2020
Docket Number: 20-1108
In Re AMERICAN FUNDS - AMCAP FUND (C
Date: September 10, 2020
Docket Number: 60-2424