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Chief Judge Michel will give the keynote address at the Harvard Law School Conference on Intellectual Property Law on September 9, 2008 at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Circuit Judge Alan Lourie will speak on a panel titled "The Law of Obviousness after KSR" and Circuit Judge Arthur Gajarsa will speak on a panel titled "The Supreme Court Returns to Patent Law." Registration information is available at this link.

Chief Judge Michel, Circuit Judge Newman and Circuit Judge Rader will speak at the 41st World Intellectual Property Congress taking place in Boston, Massachusetts from September 6 to 11, 2008. Chief Judge Michel will take part in a discussion among judges from jurisdictions around the world who specialize in deciding intellectual property cases. Judge Newman will moderate a panel discussion in the topic "Patent Litigation in the United States." Judge Rader will introduce and summarize a series of six mock patent trials which demonstrate procedures in the United States, China, England, Japan and Germany. Program details can be found at this link.

The Circuit Mediation Office has issued its Second Quarter 2008 Statistics, available at this link .

Judge Arthur J. Gajarsa will be one of the keynote speakers at the 5th Annual Patent & the Financial Services Industry Conference on July 30, 2008 in New York City. Judge Gajarsa's topic will be "Insights into Federal Circuit Interactions with the Supreme Court, Congress & the USPTO." Conference details are no longer available online.

Judge S. Jay Plager will be the luncheon speaker at George Mason University School of Law’s ‘Hot Topics in Patent Law’ seminar on July 21, 2008 in Arlington,VA. Judge Plager's topic will be "Hot Topics -- Looking Ahead." Details of the program, co-sponsored by Banner & Witcoff, LTD, can be found at this link .