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Announcements in 2009

Chief Judge Paul Michel will receive the IP Person of the Year Award at the LAIPLA Judges' Night 2009 dinner and reception on Tuesday, December 1, 2009. The dinner and reception will be held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California. Circuit Judge Richard Linn will join Chief Judge Michel on a panel discussion about remedies in patent litigation at the dinner. Information is available at this link.
The revised Rules of Practice, effective December 1, 2009, are now available on the Rules page on the Web site. A summary of key rule changes is available here . A document containing the actual text of the Federal Circuit Rule changes is available here .

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.”