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in regard to cases involving patents are unique in that they are binding precedent Decisions of this circuit are only superseded by changes in specific law or from decisions rendered by the US Supreme Court.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
LYTONE ENTERPRISE, INC. v. AGROFRESH SOLUTIONS, INC.
Date: July 12, 2024
Docket Number: 22-2269
JONES v. MCDONOUGH
Date: July 12, 2024
Docket Number: 23-1049
HOOKS v. MCDONOUGH
Date: July 12, 2024
Docket Number: 23-1301
SELBY v. MCDONOUGH
Date: July 12, 2024
Docket Number: 24-1066
Natera, Inc. v. NeoGenomics Laboratories, Inc.  
Date: July 12, 2024
Docket Number: 24-1324

Justia Opinion Summary: Natera, Inc. and NeoGenomics Laboratories, Inc. are healthcare companies in the oncology testing industry. Natera owns two patents, U.S. Patent No. 11,519,035 and U.S. Patent No. 11,530,454, which cover methods for…

Love v. McDonough  
Date: July 11, 2024
Docket Number: 23-1465

Justia Opinion Summary: Charles J. Love, Jr. appealed a decision regarding the reduction of his disability rating for service-connected prostate cancer. Initially rated at 100% due to active cancer, his rating was reduced to 20% after his…

FINKLE v. MCDONOUGH
Date: July 11, 2024
Docket Number: 23-1474
In Re SNYDER
Date: July 11, 2024
Docket Number: 23-1763
EBATES PERFORMANCE MARKETING, INC. v. IBM
Date: July 11, 2024
Docket Number: 24-1459
EBATES PERFORMANCE MARKETING, INC. v. IBM
Date: July 11, 2024
Docket Number: 24-1648
ACHIEVE3000, INC. v. BEABLE EDUCATION, INC.
Date: July 10, 2024
Docket Number: 23-1605
HOWELL v. US
Date: July 10, 2024
Docket Number: 24-1775
SUNDBAKKEN v. MCDONOUGH
Date: July 9, 2024
Docket Number: 23-1116
REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. v. MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS INC.
Date: July 9, 2024
Docket Number: 23-1395
WIRELESS DISCOVERY LLC v. MEET GROUP, INC.
Date: July 9, 2024
Docket Number: 23-1582

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