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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 .

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.

Circuit Judge Richard Linn gave the keynote address to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Society at their Annual Meeting in Alexandria, Virginia. A copy of his speech, entitled "Perspectives on Becoming a Successful Examiner", can be found at this link .

A slideshow gallery has been added to the Federal Circuit website. Please be patient while the images load to your browser.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit's Mediation Program has issued statistical reports of its activites for the fourth quarter and calendar year 2008 .