Court Room Setting
Sharon Prost
Chief Judge
Daniel E. O’Toole

Circuit Executive
& Clerk of Court


Mediation Program Fourth Quarter and Calendar Year Statistical Reports Now Available

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit's Mediation Program has issued statistical reports of its activites for the fourth quarter and calendar year 2008 .


Federal Circuit Now Posting Orders Processed through Office of the Senior Staff Attorney

On February 2, 2009, the Court began posting electronic versions of orders processed through the Office of the Senior Staff Attorney (SSA) on or after January 30, 2009. To search for orders, click here. Most orders processed through SSA will now include an electronic signature of the Clerk of the Court rather than a handwritten signature. If an order was approved or authored by a judge or panel of judges, the order will include the name of that judge or judges.


Federal Circuit to Provide Wireless Internet Access to Members of the Bar

Beginning Monday, February 2, 2009, members of the bar will be able to access the Internet via a wireless connection provided by the court. Those interested in using the Court’s system to access the Internet must visit the Clerk’s Office, Suite 401 in person to obtain a password and log-in information. Access is available in the 2nd floor lobby, the 4th floor lobby, and the Circuit Library. Users of the Court’s wireless Internet access system must read the Disclaimer and the FAQs before accessing the system.


Circuit Judge Rader to Give the Keynote Address at the 2009 Santa Clara Computer & High Technology Law Journal Symposium on January 30, 2009

Circuit Judge Randall Rader will give the keynote address at the 2009 Santa Clara Computer & High Technology Law Journal Symposium on January 30, 2009. This day-long symposium will take place at The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California. Registration information is available at this link.


Chief Judge Paul Michel will address attendees of the AIPLA Mid-Winter Institute in Miami, Florida on Thursday January 29, 2009

The Chief Judge will present “Views from the Federal Circuit” as part of the morning plenary session titled “The Legislative Agenda for the 111th Congress–Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks.” Information about the program is available at this link .


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