Chief Judge Paul Michel will give the keynote address at the 25th Annual Dinner of the Federal Circuit Bar Association. The dinner will be held at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC on Friday, November 20, 2009. Details are available at this link.
Chief Judge Paul Michel was chosen to be the Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Fordham Intellectual Property Institute from November 15 to 19, 2009. As a Fellow, the Chief Judge participated in many aspects of the law school, including teaching classes and meeting with students. He delivered a public lecture, entitled “Innovation Incentives, Competition, and Patent Law Reform: Should Congress Fix the Patent Office and Leave Litigation Management to the Courts?" on November 18, 2009.
By order of the Chief Judge, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will be closed on Friday, November 27, 2009, Thursday, December 24 and Thursday, December 31, 2009. For purposes of computation of time and motions to enlarge time Under Fed. R. App. P. 26 and Fed. Cir. R. 26, November 27, 2009, Thursday, December 24 and Thursday, December 31, 2009, will be considered “legal holidays.”
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