by Dennis Crouch
Without substantive opinion or dissent, the Federal Circuit has denied Samsung’s en banc request — setting up a last-ditch and low-probability effort for Supreme Court review. Decision: SamsungEnBancDenial.
In its latest decision (October 2015) the appellate court summarily dismissed Samsung’s appeal — refusing to even hear Samsung’s collateral estoppel arguments associated with the PTO’s final decision in a parallel ex parte reexamination. According my LexisNexis search, this is at least the 33rd Federal Circuit opinion stemming from the Apple-Samsung Patent Wars — all within the past four years.