Federal Circuit Court

131 ABA Journal Federal Circuit Court articles.

Microsoft Wins Emergency Stay of Judge’s Ban on Word Product Sales

A federal appeals court has granted Microsoft’s emergency appeal of a Texas federal judge’s order that would have banned the computer Goliath from continuing to sell some Word software products…

Microsoft Gets Expedited Appeal of Judge’s Ban on Some Word Product Sales

Attorneys for Microsoft are presumably busy this weekend, following a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to grant the computer goliath’s request for an expedited…

Wrangling Genes

As the law changes and new medical frontiers open, the dispute over genetic patents intensifies

High Court to Hear Bilski Case Restricting Business Method Patents

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review a decision that restricts patents on business methods by requiring that they be tied to a machine or involve a physical transformation.

‘Reply All’ Was a Mistake, Peeved Partner Tells Quinn Emanuel Associate

Observers are openly wondering how long an unidentified first-year associate at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges will hold his job, after reading a jaw-dropping e-mail thread. It began with…

Webcams the Solution for Court Interpreter Shortages?

Video conferences, telephone interpreters, and the promise of new technologies that link pockets of the country with deeper pools of certified interpreters to rural counties in desperate need of qualified…

A ‘Loser Pays’ Legal System Will Cut Frivolous Lawsuits, Report Says

The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research released a report today advocating for a “loser pays” rule to help staunch the exorbitant litigation costs that arise from nuisance lawsuits…

Theory of Unconstitutional Judicial Appointments Fails in Patent Appeal

Marketers who sell a powdered health supplement have failed to persuade the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that a patent ruling should be overturned because the judges…

En Banc Federal Circuit Restricts Business Method Patents

In a closely watched case, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has restricted business method patents.

The 9-3 en banc ruling holds that…

Appeals Ruling Strengthens Design Patents

Patent lawyers say a rare en banc ruling this week by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit strengthens design patents.

The decision (PDF) holds that…

Next Time, Wear a Tie, Fed’l Circuit Judge Tells Left Coast Lawyer

A popped collar button on a Seattle lawyer’s dress shirt resulted in a sartorial instruction from Judge Randall Rader at the conclusion of a recent argument before a federal appeals…

Mexican Man Awarded $550k Over Pot-Laden SUV Sold By US Customs

A Mexican man who was convicted and jailed in his home country after a search revealed that the SUV he and his business partner had purchased at a U.S. Customs…

Fed’l Judge Threatens to Hold Gitmo Lawyers’ Feet to Fire

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., who is hearing appeals from 200 terrorism detainees at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba told lawyers for both sides yesterday…

If Not Gitmo, NIMBY, Senators Say;  Detainee Not Yet Told of Appellate Win

After an appellate court ruling that a military prisoner held for more than six years without trial was improperly classified as an “enemy combatant,” the closure of…

Judge a Reluctant Ref in Landmark Battle Over White House Subpoenas

Asked by Congressional lawyers yesterday to require the White House to comply with House Judiciary Committee subpoenas of two high-level aides, Federal District Court Judge John Bates was a reluctant…

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