In re: Dr. Lakshmi Arunachalam — patent / mandamus — dismissal — per curiam
The Federal Circuit has exclusive jurisdiction over appeals in patent infringement actions. Today, the Third Circuit held that the Federal Circuit also has exclusive jurisdiction over mandamus petitions arising from such actions. Accordingly, the court dismissed for lack of jurisdiction the mandamus petition of a pro se litigant who claimed that the district court should have recused due to a financial interest in the case, and the court directed the clerk to transfer it to the Federal Circuit.
The panel was Fisher, Jordan, and Vanaskie. The case was decided without argument.