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American Axle: Highlighting Divisions in the Federal Circuit on Section 101 Natural Law Jurisprudence

January 08, 2021

By Yar R. Chaikovsky, & David Okano

Several months ago, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit merits panel for Am. Axle & Manufacturing, Inc. v. Neapco Holdings LLC granted a petition for panel rehearing for the limited purpose of withdrawing and reissuing its precedential opinion, and the full Federal Circuit denied a petition for rehearing en banc, with the active judges of the Federal Circuit split 6-6 as to whether to grant rehearing en banc, with five judges writing concurrences or dissents from the per curiam order.

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This article originally appeared in the January 2021 issue of the Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal.

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Yar R. Chaikovsky
Partner, Litigation Department
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David Okano
Associate, Litigation Department