Daniel E. O’Toole
& Clerk of Court
James AmendChief Circuit Mediator
Wendy DeanCircuit Mediation Officer
Annette YoungCircuit Mediation Administrator
202-275-8120717 Madison Place, N.W.
Washington D.C. 20439
Notice of Change to Mediation Guidelines regarding Confidentiality and Settlements That Include Terms Concerning Vacatur of a District Court Ruling
On October 3, 2005, the court initiated an Appellate Mediation Program. The program is authorized by an en banc order, revised on September 18, 2006, and is operated in accordance with the Guidelines, last revised on May 1, 2008. The court has approved a list of individuals to serve as mediators. In addition to the documents already mentioned, the following forms can be printed or completed on-line:
- Appellate Mediation Program Guidelines (effective May 1, 2008)
- Docketing Statement
- Confidential Joint Request to Enter Appellate Mediation Program
- Mediator Application
- List of Mediators
- Confidential Mediation Survey for Parties
- Confidential Mediator Report
Statistics from the Circuit Mediation Office
Below are tables of the activities of the Circuit Mediation Office including number of appeals brought into mediation, number of appeals settled (both patent and non-patent) and success rates, for calendar years 2007 to the present.
For questions concerning the court's Mediation Program, call (202) 275-8120.