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Announcements in 2012

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is closed on Monday, October 29, 2012.  For purposes of computation of time  and for motions to enlarge time under Fed. R. App. Proc. 26 and Fed. Cir. R. 26, Monday, October 29, 2012, will be considered a "legal holiday".

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will be closed on Friday, November 23, 2012, Monday, December 24, 2012, and Monday, December 31, 2012. The court's order about the closings is available at this link.

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will be closed on Friday, November 23, 2012, Monday, December 24, 2012, and Monday, December 31, 201. The court's order about the closings is available at this link.

Chief Judge Rader has appointed three new members to serve on the court’s Advisory Council.  The appointments became effective on October 1, 2012.  The new members appointed to three-year terms are David Folsom (former Chief Judge of the Eastern District of Texas), MSPB Chairman Susan Grundmann and Martin Hockey from the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.  In addition, Chief Judge Rader appointed Ed Reines and Jeanne Davidson, current members of the Advisory Council, to a new three-year term.

Chief Judge Rader and the court express their gratitude and appreciation to three members of the Advisory Council whose terms expired on September 30, 2012:  John Cooke, Mike Jakes and Bob Huffman.

Chief Judge Rader takes great pleasure in welcoming the new members to the Advisory Council, and conveys his heartfelt thanks to the members who are leaving the Advisory Council after their many years of dedicated and committed service to the Council and the court.

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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