Federal Circuit Court

U.S. Supreme Court

‘Clear error’ standard of review in factual disputes applies in patent claims, SCOTUS says

Legal Ethics

Federal appeals court blasts attorney for forwarding chief judge’s congratulatory email


Pacer deletes older case files for four appeals courts; compatibility issues cited

Supreme Court Report

Federal Circuit gets reined in over patent fees in infringement suits


Federal appeals judge to retire, teach IP classes after controversial email to patent lawyer

Trademark Law

‘Stop the Islamization of America’ is disparaging and can’t be trademarked, Federal Circuit says

Copyright Law

Oracle wins copyright ruling in battle over Google’s Android software

Legal Ethics

Federal appeals judges failed to recuse themselves for financial conflicts of interest, study finds

Copyright Law

Artist sues US over Statue of Liberty stamp, says it depicts his Vegas sculpture, not the original

Your ABA

Funding cuts threaten federal courts’ ability to do their work, ABA cautions Congress


First openly gay federal appeals judge confirmed; Obama names 3 nominees for district, circuit bench

Constitutional Law

Group of Federal Judges Plans to Seek Class Action Status in Suit Over Unpaid Cost-of-Living Raises

Intellectual Property Law

Fed. Circuit Says Trial Judge Abused Discretion in Smartphone Sales Ban, Aligns with Posner View

Labor & Employment

Federal Circuit Gives Veteran SEC Lawyer Fired Over Inappropriate Email Another Chance to Regain Job

Your ABA

Left Behind: ABA Says Make Disabilities Part of Diversity Mix on Federal Bench

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court Orders Federal Circuit to Reconsider Ruling Allowing Gene Patents


Fed. Circuit: Incorporating in Delaware Doesn’t Force a Company to Defend a Federal Suit There

Supreme Court Report

A Comeback for the Federal Circuit: This Term, SCOTUS Is No Longer the ‘Court of Correction’

Patent Law

Federal Circuit Rules Isolated Genes Can Be Patented

The National Pulse

Fast-Forward: Federal Circuit Makes It Easier to Enforce Injunctions in Patent Cases