Fed. Circ. Judge Warns Of Confusion In Patent Appeals

By Andrew Karpan (December 23, 2021, 4:24 PM EST) -- An outgoing appeals court judge accused her colleagues Thursday of confusingly warping the Federal Circuit's authority even further in a charged dissent that followed a finding from the court that LG Electronics Inc. blew past deadlines to appeal a New Jersey jury's verdict that held LG willfully infringed a patent on televisions.

The fiery 11-page broadside came from U.S. Circuit Judge Kathleen O'Malley, an Obama appointee on the court who announced her coming departure from the court this July. She had been unnerved by a decision a trio of her fellow judges made a month later that ​​ruled it was six...

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