In what may be rival as the swiftest justice in the history of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. On April 8, only two days after hearing oral arguments, the CAFC rejected Smuckers appeal. The case, in re Kretchman, was widely covered media and involved Smuckers attempt to obtain a broad patent on its Uncrustables(TM).
Rather than issuing an opinion, the court issued a per curium Rule 36 decision without opinion. Generally Rule 36 decisions are reserved for cases that are so clearly on one side of standing precedent that a written opinion is deemed unnecessary.