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in regard to cases involving patents are unique in that they are binding precedent Decisions of this circuit are only superseded by changes in specific law or from decisions rendered by the US Supreme Court.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
Qualcomm Inc. v. Intel Corp.  
Date: July 27, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1589

Justia Opinion Summary: Qualcomm’s patent relates to techniques for generating a power tracking supply voltage for a circuit that processes multiple radio frequency signals simultaneously, using one power amplifier and one power tracking supply...

OREN TECHNOLOGIES, LLC v. PROPPANT EXPRESS INVESTMENTS
Date: July 23, 2021
Docket Number: 19-1778
WINDHAM v. MCDONOUGH
Date: July 23, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2170
TAYLOR v. MCDONOUGH
Date: July 22, 2021
Docket Number: 19-2211
UNION TELECOM, LLC v. US
Date: July 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1052
Chemours Co. FC, LLC v. Daikin Industries, Ltd.  
Date: July 22, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1289

Justia Opinion Summary: Daikin sought inter partes review of claims 1–7 of the 609 patent and of claims 3 and 4 of the 431 patent. The 609 patent relates to a unique polymer for insulating communication cables formed by pulling wires through me...

F'REAL FOODS LLC v. HAMILTON BEACH BRANDS, INC.
Date: July 21, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1996
ZALZAR FZE v. DIRECTOR/CEO AAFES
Date: July 21, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2256
SIEGLER v. SORRENTO THERAPEUTICS, INC.
Date: July 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1435
Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S. v. American Cast Iron Pipe Cp.  
Date: July 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2014

Justia Opinion Summary: Borusan claimed that it was entitled to a post-sale price adjustment based on the total value of penalties it paid for late delivery of products (large diameter welded pipe) to a customer. The Trade Court agreed and rema...

UNILOC USA, INC. v. ACRONIS, INC.
Date: July 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2149
CLARKE v. MCDONOUGH
Date: July 20, 2021
Docket Number: 20-2290
SHURE INCORPORATED v. CLEARONE, INC.
Date: July 20, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1024
In Re KIRILICHIN
Date: July 20, 2021
Docket Number: 21-1168
LEHR v. DVA
Date: July 19, 2021
Docket Number: 20-1893