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Announcements in 2009

The Federal Circuit Bar Association and The George Washington University School of Law present “The Federal Circuit – The National Appellate Court Celebration and Introspective Symposium” on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Chief Judge Paul Michel, Senior Circuit Judge Daniel Friedman and Circuit Judge Randall Rader will join other notables from the bar and academia to reflect on the Circuit’s first twenty-seven years and discuss what lies ahead. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-CT), chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has been invited to give the luncheon address. A panel of past and present Solicitors General will present their views on the circuit’s complex subject matter jurisdiction. The day will conclude with views presented by a panel of scholars who have written and commented on the circuit, its work and role in the judiciary since 1982. For more information and to register for this program click here.

Chief Judge Paul Michel will be the featured speaker at the 11th Annual Richard C. Sughrue Symposium on Intellectual Property which will be held at the University of Akron School of Law on Monday, March 9, 2009. Information is available at this link.

Chief Judge Paul Michel and Circuit Judge Richard Linn will speak at the Sixth Annual Intellectual Property Law Seminar at Howard University School of Law on March 6, 2009. Chief Judge Michel will speak at a panel discussion titled "Bilski and Beyond" at 1:30pm. Judge Linn will speak at a panel discussion titled "Beware...Consequences in Litigation of Things Said and Done before the Patent Office at 2:30pm. Program and registration information is available at this link .

Circuit Judge Timothy Dyk will join a group of Judges and esteemed Colleagues in the law community to form a panel to judge the final round of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law's 2008-09 Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition. The competition, which will take place on March 6th at 7 p.m., will he held in the Moot Court Room at the Maurer School of Law. More information is available at this link .

Using detailed statistics charts , Chief Judge Paul Michel presented an overview of the Federal Circuit's caseload to members of the Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court at the Inn's March 5, 2009 meeting. These charts include information on the types of appeals filed at the Federal Circuit, details on the results of decisions on district court infringement appeals, information on petitions for rehearing en banc, pendency time of appeals, number of petitions for writs of certiorari in Federal Circuit cases and mediation statistics. Several of the charts compare the Federal Circuit's workload with that of the other circuit courts of appeals.