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Announcements in 2010

Chief Judge Randall R. Rader, along with other judges of the Federal Circuit, will travel to Tokyo, Japan in May 2011 to hold a joint judicial conference with the judges of the Tokyo Intellectual Property High Court. This historic conference will offer judges and other participants the opportunity to explore common issues and learn from each other about intellectual property litigation. The conference will take place at the Ritz Carlton Midtown in Tokyo on May 12 and 13, 2011. Watch the court’s web site for more information. You can also visit the website of the Tokyo IP High Court to learn more about them. Click here  for a printable flier.

Update: A general schedule is now available for the conference. Click here for the Japanese version.

Chief Judge Randall R. Rader's portrait will be presented to the court on Friday, November 19, 2010 at 2:30 p.m.  The SAVE THE DATE card is available here.

A new website is released by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Thursday, July 15, 2010. The new site features an elegant interface, enhanced search capabilities for opinions, orders and oral arguments, and Web 2.0 functionality such as RSS feeds.

Circuit Judge Sharon Prost will give the luncheon address, "A View from the Bench--The Evolution of the Federal Circuit" at the Ninth Annual Symposium on Hot Topics in Patent Law on Tuesday, July 20, 2010. The symposium, co-sponsored by the George Mason University School of Law and Banner & Witcoff, will be held at GMU's School of Law. Registration information is available at this link.

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a new edition of its Rules of Practice effective June 1, 2010. The new edition includes changes to the Federal Circuit Attorney Discipline Rules. A new fax number for the Clerk's Office is listed on the contact information.

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