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Judge Newman named as 2012 Fellow by the American Chemical Society

Circuit Judge Pauline Newman became a Fellow of the American Chemical Society at a ceremony held at the society's national meeting in Philadelphia on August 20, 2012.  ACS Fellowships are awarded “to recognized members of ACS for outstanding achievements in and contributions to Science, the Profession and the Society.” For further details, click here.


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The CM/ECF system will be unavailable on Saturday, September 29, 2012 from approximately 8:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. EST.  We recommend that you do not attempt any CM/ECF transactions until the system maintenance is completed.  We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.


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Notice of Change to Mediation Guidelines regarding Confidentiality and Settlements That Include Terms Concerning Vacatur of a District Court Ruling

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit adopts amendments to the Mediation Guidelines set out in the Dear Reader letter available here.

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Circuit Judge Linn to Assume Senior Status on November 1, 2012

Circuit Judge Richard Linn will retire from regular active service and assume senior status on November 1, 2012. Judge Linn has served on the court for over twelve years. He was nominated to the court by President Clinton and took the oath of office on January 1, 2000. 


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The Honorable Arthur J. Gajarsa Retires from the Federal Bench

Circuit Judge Arthur J. Gajarsa retired from the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on June 30, 2012, concluding a distinguished judicial career during which he served the judiciary and his nation with distinction.

In his parting message to the court, Judge Gajarsa said:

“It has been indeed an honor and privilege to have worked with all of you during the past 15 years.  You made my work at the court easy to perform and a pleasure to undertake.  My success and the success of the court are attributable not only to my judicial colleagues, but also to the fine members of the court team.  I shall miss all of you and I look forward to observing the continued fine work of the court in the future.
I am looking forward to retirement as of June 30, not as the end of my career, but the beginning of a new one.”


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