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

Circuit Executive
& Clerk of Court


Chief Circuit Mediator To Participate in Webinar on Mediation in Patent Litigation on February 4, 2010

James Amend, Chief Circuit Mediator, will participate in webinar titled "USING MEDIATION TO RESOLVE PATENT LITIGATION" on Thursday, February 4, 2010 at 2:00pm, EST. The webinar is presented by the Intellectual Property Owners. 


Circuit Judge Rader to Keynote Conference at UC Irvine on January 22, 2010

Circuit Judge Randall R. Rader will be giving the keynote address at a conference entitled ‘Bend or Break: Tailoring the Patent System to Promote Innovation’. It will take place at the University of California Irvine’s School of Law on January 22, 2010. For registration information, click on this link.


The Federal Circuit Announces Holiday Closings 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.”


Circuit Judge Haldane Robert Mayer Assumed Senior Status on June 30, 2010

Circuit Judge Haldane Robert Mayer retired to senior status on June 30, 2010. He will continue to render substantial judicial service. Judge Mayer has been a member of the court for 23 years, having been appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1987. Judge Mayer served as Chief Judge from 1997 to 2004.


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