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131 ABA Journal Federal Circuit Court articles.

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

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has given Oracle a big win in its suit claiming Google used its patented and copyrighted Java technology in Android software.

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

More than a dozen judges on the U.S. circuit courts sat on panels deciding cases in which they had financial interest in one of the parties, according to an investigation…

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

An artist who sculpted a replica of the Statue of Liberty that appears outside a Las Vegas casino-hotel has sued the U.S. Postal Service for copyright infringement.

The USPS used…

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

September has been a noteworthy month as far as the federal judiciary is concerned.

The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Tuesday, in a 98-0 vote, former Department of Justice lawyer Todd…

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

Earlier this year, a federal appeals court told Congress to ante up for years of unpaid cost-of-living increases to six federal judges.

Now a group including senior U.S. District Judge…

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

In a Thursday ruling in one of several recent patent cases related to smartphone technology, a federal appeals court said a U.S. District Court judge in California abused her discretion…

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

A trial lawyer for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission who was fired after nearly 18 years on the job for sending inappropriate email will get another chance to keep…

Left Behind: ABA Says Make Disabilities Part of Diversity Mix on Federal Bench
Supreme Court Orders Federal Circuit to Reconsider Ruling Allowing Gene Patents

The U.S. Supreme Court has ordered reconsideration of an appellate decision allowing patents on isolated human genes.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit was told to reconsider…

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

Granting a writ of mandamus, a federal appellate court has rejected the notion that incorporating in Delaware is a controlling factor in determining whether a company must defend a lawsuit…

A Comeback for the Federal Circuit: This Term, SCOTUS Is No Longer the ‘Court of Correction’
Federal Circuit Rules Isolated Genes Can Be Patented

A federal appeals court has ruled that companies can patent isolated human genes, overturning a lower court ruling that had surprised some observers.

The U.S.…

Fast-Forward: Federal Circuit Makes It Easier to Enforce Injunctions in Patent Cases
Ex-BigLaw Attorneys at MoloLamken Add Patent Appellate Win to String of Supreme Court Victories

Not quite two years after leaving BigLaw to form their own boutique, two former partners are celebrating a string of noteworthy victories.

Helped by referrals from their former firms, as…

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