Fed. Circ. Asked To Decide When Appeals Require Opinion

Law360, New York (March 1, 2017, 6:57 PM EST) -- There continue to be calls for the Federal Circuit to take a look at its use of summary affirmances, most recently from a group of inventors who suggested that the court write an opinion in cases where an explanation of their decision would help clarify further proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

In a brief filed Monday, Pui-Kwong Chan, May Sung Mak and Yung Wang asked for a rehearing after a Federal Circuit panel upheld a Patent Trial and Appeal Board judgment that resulted in the cancellation of multiple claims in their patent, which covers a method for treating...

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