Washington, D.C. (January 24, 2024) – Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is pleased to announce the publication of Federal Circuit IP Appeals: Summaries of Key 2023 Decisions. The year-in-review report was edited by Director William H. Milliken and authored by Directors Richard A. Crudo, Michael Joffre, Ph.D., Kristina Caggiano Kelly, Anna G. Phillips, Wilson “Trey” Powers III, Ph.D., Deirdre M. Wells, and Jon E. Wright (retired); Counsel Jennifer Meyer Chagnon; and Associate Jamie Dohopolski.

This annual report provides summaries of notable 2023 decisions issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in intellectual property cases. Featured topics include claim construction, obviousness, and the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act. This year’s edition expands coverage beyond patent law to include trademark cases as well. Additionally, the report discusses the Federal Circuit’s currently pending en banc case in LKQ v. General Motors and includes an analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court’s latest foray into patent law—last year’s Amgen v. Sanofi decision on enablement.

The full Federal Circuit IP Appeals: Summaries of Key 2023 Decisions report and individual articles are available on Sterne Kessler’s website in HTML and PDF formats here. In the coming weeks, the firm will publish three companion reports covering notable 2023 PTAB decisions, cases at the ITC, and recent developments specific to design patents in the U.S. and internationally. The firm is presenting webinars to review the content highlighted in all of the reports. The programs will be hosted live and will also be available for on-demand viewing. Registration and download information is available here.

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