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Advisory Council

The Advisory Council for the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit was established pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2077(b) to review, study, and make recommendations regarding the rules of practice and internal operating procedures of the court. The Advisory Council also serves as a conduit between the public and the court regarding the court's procedural rules. For questions about or suggestions for improvement to the Federal Circuit’s rules of practice or procedure, please contact the Advisory Council at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Case-related inquiries about the Federal Circuit's rules of practice should be addressed to the Clerk's Office.

Information Regarding Model Orders is Available Here.

The Advisory Council published model orders concerning e-discovery and limitations on claims and prior art, and posted a disclaimer that the Court did not approve the model orders.  To avoid the risk of any misperception that the Court has endorsed or taken any position on the model orders through the Advisory Council, or otherwise, the Advisory Council confirms that it does not sponsor or endorse orders.

 

Advisory Council

(Effective May 2014)

Chair
Vacant

Meredith Martin Addy
Partner
Steptoe & Johnson
115 South LaSalle Street
Suite 3100
Chicago, IL 60603
312-577-1251 (T)
312-577-1370 (F)
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Kori Anne Bagrowski
Brinks Gilson & Lione
NBC Tower Suite 3600
455 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, IL 60611-5599
312-840-3257 (T)
312-321-4299 (F)
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Tina M. Chappell
Intel Corporation
Ocotillo 4, 7, 8, 11
4500 S. Dobson Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85248
480-715-5338 (T)
MailStop: 0C2-157
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Jeanne Davidson
Director
Civil Division
Commercial Litigation Branch
United States Department of Justice
1100 L Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530
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Tara D. Elliott
Partner
WilmerHale
1875 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20006
202-663-6748 (T)
202-663-6363 (F)
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David Folsom
Partner
Jackson Walker L.L.P.
901 Main Street
Dallas, TX
214-953-5886 (T)
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Susan Tsui Grundmann
Chairman
United States Merit Systems Protection Board
1615 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20419
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Martin F. Hockey, Jr.
Senior Trial Counsel
United States Department of Justice
Commercial Litigation Branch, Civil Division
1100 L Street, NW, Room 10124
Washington, DC 20530
202-307-6288 (T)
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Nathan K. Kelley
Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property Law and Solicitor
United States Patent and Trademark Office
571- 272-4142 (T)

Mike McKool
Principal
McKool Smith
300 Crescent Court
Suite 1500
Dallas, TX 75201
214-978-4002 (T)
214-978-4044 (F)

Or
One Bryant Park, 47th Floor
New York, NY 10036
212-402-9401 (T)
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Joseph R. Re
Partner
Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear LLP
2040 Main Street
14th Floor
Irvine, CA 92614
949-760-0404 (T)
949-760-9502 (F)
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Robert L. Stoll
Partner
Drinker Biddle
1500 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005-1209
202-230-5176 (T)
202-842-8465 (F)
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Deanna Tanner Okun
Partner
Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg, LLP
1133 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
202-467-6300 (T)
202-466-2006 (F)
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John M. Whealan
Associate Dean for Intellectual Property Law Studies
Professorial Lecturer in Law
The George Washington University School of Law
2000 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20052
202-994-2195 (T)
202-994-2831 (F)
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Ex Officio

Daniel E. O'Toole
Circuit Executive and Clerk of Court
United States Court of Appeals
for the Federal Circuit
717 Madison Place, N.W.
Washington, DC 20439
202-275-8020 (T)
202-275-9380 (F)
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J. Douglas Steere
General Counsel
United States Court of Appeals
for the Federal Circuit
717 Madison Place, N.W.
Washington, DC 20439

 

James E. Brookshire
Executive Director
Federal Circuit Bar Association
1620 I Street, N.W.
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005
202-558-2421 (T)
202-558-2487 (F)
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Kevin R. Casey
President
Federal Circuit Historical Society
Partner
Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP
Great Valley Corporate Center
30 Valley Stream Parkway
Malvern, PA 19355-1481
610-640-5813 (T)
610-640-1965 (F)
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Patrick J. Coyne
President
Federal Circuit Bar Association
Partner
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
901 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001-4413
202-408-4470
(T)202-408-4400 (F)
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George E. Hutchinson
Founding Executive Director
Federal Circuit Bar Association
Of Counsel
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP
901 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001-4413
202-408-4002
(T)202-408-4400 (F)
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Scott M. McCaleb
Partner
Wiley Rein LLP
1776 K Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006
202-719-3193 (T)
202-719-7049 (F)
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Michael J. Schaengold
Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
2101 L Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 22037
202.331.3146 (T)
202.261.0186 (F)
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Terence P. Stewart
Past President
Federal Circuit Bar Association
Partner
Stewart and Stewart
2100 M Street, N.W.
Washington D.C. 20037
202-785-4185 (T)
202-466-1286 (F)
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