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Chief Judge Paul Michel gave the keynote address at the first of a series of hearings held by the Federal Trade Commission on the evolving market for intellectual property. The hearing took place on Friday, December 5, 2008. A transcription of the speech is available at this link .

Chief Judge Paul Michel will give the keynote address at the first of a series of hearings to be held by the Federal Trade Commission on the evolving market for intellectual property. The hearing will take place on Friday, December 5, 2008. See the Federal Register notice and agenda for more information.

Judge Kimberly Moore will give the luncheon address at the Court of Federal Claims Judicial Conference on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC.

The Federal Circuit updated its Internal Operating Procedures on November 14, 2008. Earlier this year, the Federal Circuit provided to the public its proposed changes to the IOPs. After receiving several comments from the public, the court voted to approve changes to its IOPs. In addition to general changes to update the IOPs, the Federal Circuit also added two new sections in response to suggestions from the public. First, the Federal Circuit added a new paragraph at the beginning of IOP # 3 to briefly explain how cases are assigned to merits panels. Second, the Federal Circuit added to IOP # 10 a new paragraph # 5 that briefly explains how precedential opinions are circulated before issuance.

Chief Judge Paul Michel will receive the First Annual PIPLA Award for Outstanding IP Achievement at the Annual Judges’ Dinner of the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association on Thursday, November 13, 2008 at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Information is available at this link .

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