Federal Circuit Court

132 ABA Journal Federal Circuit Court articles.

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…

Federal Circuit Nixes Wells Fargo Tax Plan Involving Sale-In, Lease-Out Deals

Wells Fargo & Co wrongly claimed $115 million in tax deductions for the 2002 tax year, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled Friday.

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Federal Court Questions Parkland Status Removal in Brooklyn Bridge Park Project

The National Park Service illegally removed two New York City Civil War-era buildings from parkland protection, said a New York U.S. district court judge Friday in a preliminary injunction order.…

Federal Court Fines Lawyer $1K for ‘Extensive Use of Improper Confidentiality Markings’

There’s no Federal Rule of Civil Procedure that explicitly governs the use of the “confidential” stamp.

But, finding that FRCP 26 and 28(d) implicitly require disclosure unless documents are designated…

FCC Nears Ruling on Signal Boosters
SEC Is Giving Whistle-Blower Protection One Last Lick
Patent Law Issue Puts $33M Law Firm Malpractice Case Squarely Into Federal Court

Vacating a dismissal by a U.S. District Court, an appellate panel has ruled that a patent law issue in a $33 million malpractice claim against a Detroit-based law firm puts…

Appeals Court Reinstates Uniloc Win in Microsoft Case, But Calls for New Trial re $390M Jury Award

A federal appeals court has reinstated a jury verdict against Microsoft Corp. in favor of anti-piracy software maker Uniloc USA Inc.

However, a $388 million jury award to Uniloc in…

Google Sues Feds, Alleges Anti-Competitive Bid Specs for E-Mail Contract Proposal

Google Inc. has turned the tables on the feds, alleging that the U.S. Department of the Interior has illegally restricted competition among potential bidders for an e-mail contract by requiring…

US Amicus Brief Reverses Course on Gene Patenting, Conflicts with PTO

In an amicus brief filed late Friday, the U.S. government takes the position that genes should not be eligible for patents.

The assertion reverses policy and is contrary to the…

Federal Circuit Rules for Lawyer Who Sued Over Expired Bow Tie Patent

A lawyer who sued Brooks Brothers for selling Adjustolox bow ties with expired patent markings has standing to pursue his qui tam suit, a federal appeals court has ruled.

In…

WilmerHale Partner Is First Openly Gay Man Nominated to US Appeals Court

President Obama made history last week when he nominated a WilmerHale appellate litigation partner to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

The nominee, Edward DuMont, is the…

McDermott Wins Appeal of $4.4M Trial Court Sanction in Medtronic Patent Case

A federal appeals court today reversed an award of nearly $4.4 million against McDermott Will & Emery and its clients for what a lower court had earlier termed “abuse of…

Man Bites Dog: Exxon Sues US in Superfund Case, Seeks $45M for Toxic Site Cleanup

Ordinarily, it’s the government that sues private corporations over alleged environmental contamination.

But in an unusual role reversal, Exxon Mobil has filed suit against the United States under the so-called…

A Patent on Problems

New PTO chief has strong backing—and a huge backlog of work

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