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Announcements in 2013

The Federal Circuit issued this notice on September 30, 2013 announcing that it will remain open for business and will be fully staffed in the event of a government shutdown on October 1, 2013.

The Honorable Todd M. Hughes became the newest member of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Monday morning, September 30, 2013, at a swearing-in ceremony in the chambers of Chief Judge Randall R. Rader. The Chief Judge administered the oath of office at approximately 11:00am while Judge Hughes placed his hand on the historic Lincoln Bible, which was held by his mother, Barbara.  Friends and family members who witnessed the swearing-in included Leanne Macel, Geovette Washington, Armando Bonilla, Jackie Bonilla, Laurel Rimon, Martin Hockey, Sean McNamara, Claudia Burke, Reid Prouty, Jeanne Davidson, Cristina Ashworth, Will Ashworth,  and Andy Zehe.

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Chief Judge Randall R. Rader swears in Circuit Judge Todd M. Hughes, while his mother Barbara Hughes holds the Lincoln Bible and his father, Michael Hughes, looks on.

Members of the court who witnessed the ceremony included: Judge Pauline Newman, Judge Alan Lourie, Judge Raymond Clevenger, Judge Timothy Dyk, Judge Sharon Prost, Judge Kimberly Moore, Judge Kathleen O'Malley, Judge Jimmie Reyna, Judge Evan Wallach, Judge Richard Taranto, and Judge Raymond Chen.

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From left: Chief Judge Rader, Judge Prost, Judge Wallach,  Judge Taranto, Judge Reyna, Judge Dyk, Judge Hughes, Judge O’Malley, Judge Moore, Judge Chen, Judge Lourie, Judge Clevenger and Judge Newman.

The Senior Staff of the court was represented by Circuit Executive Daniel E. O’Toole.  James Benjamin of the Clerk's Office served as Notary Public and Shannon Savage, of the Administrative Services Office, took photographs.  Jinrong Li and Patricia Grob, members of Chief Judge Rader’s staff, were also present.

Judge Hughes was nominated by President Obama on February 7, 2013 and unanimously confirmed by the Senate on September 24, 2013.

 

Effective Monday, September 16, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will implement a system to permit electronic payment (Pay.gov) of Court fees in Case Management /Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF).

CM/ECF system features linked with Pay.gov are available for use by attorneys on a temporary, optional basis until the system is further validated.  

The features of Pay.gov include:

  • Attorney admission payment;
  • Payment for Certificates of Good Standing and Duplicate Admissions Certificates;
  • Payment of copy fees, certification of documents, tapes of oral argument, microfiche copies;
  • Submission; and payment of new cases (not NOAs filed at the district court level) including Agency Petition or Notice of Appeal; a Petition for Writ of; Mandamus; a Petition for Other Miscellaneous Writ; etc.;
  • Payment of filing fees on previously opened cases.

Mandatory usage of Pay.gov with CM/ECF may occur within 90 days; Refer to the Court’s CM/ECF web page for further information.

For instructions on these new features, see How to Pay Court Fees Online Using Pay.gov or the CM/ECF User Guide.

Today, Friday, August 23rd , 2013, the Federal Circuit website is experiencing intermittent outages. We are investigating the cause and hope to have the issue resolved soon. If you receive an error message when attempting to launch the Court’s website, please try again at a later time. We will post a notification when the problem has been resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

 

The Honorable Raymond T. Chen became the newest member of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Monday morning, August 5, 2013, at a swearing-in ceremony in the chambers of Chief Judge Randall R. Rader. The Chief Judge administered the oath of office at approximately 9:00am while Judge Chen placed his hand on the historic Lincoln Bible, which was held by his wife Lisa Hsiao.

Judge Chen was accompanied by Maya Chen (daughter), Justin Chen (son), Henry Hsiao (father-in-law) Linda Hsiao (mother-in-law), Bernard Knight, General Counsel of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, John Whealan, Associate Dean for Intellectual Property Law Studies at The George Washington University School of Law, Christopher Chan, one of his law clerks and Matthew Moore.

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Chief Judge Randall R. Rader swears in Circuit Judge Raymond T. Chen. Lisa Hsiao, Judge Chen's wife, holds the Lincoln Bible.

Members of the court who witnessed the ceremony included: Judge Pauline Newman, Judge Alan Lourie, Judge Raymond Clevenger, Judge William Bryson, Judge Timothy Dyk, Judge Sharon Prost, Judge Kimberly Moore, Judge Kathleen O'Malley, Judge Jimmie Reyna, Judge Evan Wallach and Judge Richard Taranto.

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From left: Chief Judge Rader, Judge Prost, Judge Clevenger, Judge O’Malley, Judge Bryson, Judge Reyna, Judge Wallach, Lisa Hsaio, Judge Chen, Judge Newman, Judge Lourie, Judge Moore, Judge Dyk, Judge Taranto. 

The Senior Staff of the court was represented by Circuit Executive Daniel E. O’Toole. James Benjamin of the Clerk's Office served as Notary Public and Shannon Savage, also of the Clerk's Office, took photographs.  Kate Toth, Executive Assistant to Chief Judge Rader was also present.

Judge Chen was nominated by President Obama on February 7, 2013 and unanimously confirmed by the Senate on August 1, 2013. 

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