WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. solicitor general was invited May 27 by the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on a dispute involving the right of the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to order partial retrials in patent infringement cases (Commil USA v. Cisco Systems Inc., No. 13-896; Cisco Systems Inc. v. Commil USA, No. 13-1044, U.S. Sup.).