Daniel E. O’Toole
& Clerk of Court
Chief Judge Michel's Speech to the Association of Corporate Patent Counsel on January 28, 2009
Due to snowstorms, Chief Judge Paul Michel was prevented from traveling to Puerto Rico to deliver a scheduled speech to the Association of Corporate Patent Counsel on January 28, 200. The speech as prepared for delivery was, however, distributed to attendees at the annual meeting of ACPC. In anticipation of a new patent reform bill in the Senate and in response to the on-going FTC hearings, the speech concerns what adjustments in patent litigation may still need legislative intervention even after landmark decisions since the 2003 FTC report by the U.S. Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and in view of new empirical information available.
Chief Judge Michel and Circuit Judge Moore to Speak at the Association of Corporate Patent Counsel Meeting in Fajardo, Puerto Rico on January 27 and 28, 2009
Chief Judge Paul Michel and Circuit Judge Kimberly Moore will speak at the Association of Corporate Patent Counsel Meeting in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. Judge Moore will speak on a panel titled “Reform of a Fast-moving Target: The Development of Patent Law Since the 2004 NAS Report” on Tuesday, January 27, 2009. Chief Judge Michel will speak on the topic “IP Law is in Your Hands” on Wednesday, January 28, 2009. Information about the program is available at this link.
Circuit Judge Linn to Speak at Appellate Advocacy Program on January 22, 2009Circuit Judge Richard Linn will speak at the Federal Circuit Bar Association webinar titled "Excellence in Appellate Advocacy: Winning Before Speaking" on January 22, 2009. Carter G. Phillips of Sidley Austin LLP and Ed Kneedler, Deputy Solicitor General of the United States will join Judge Linn on the panel moderated by Jeanne Davidson of the Commercial Litigation Section of the Civil Division of the U. S. Department of Justice. Registration information is available at this link .
Federal Circuit Announces Holiday Closings on January 19 and 20, 2009
The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will be closed on Monday, January 19, 2009, and Tuesday, January 20, 2009. The court's order about the closings is available at this link .
Federal Circuit Proposes Rule Changes; Comments Requested By January 16, 2009
The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit proposes to amend its Rules. To see the revisions to Federal Circuit Rules 35 and 40 and comment instructions, click on this link .
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