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Advisory Council

The Advisory Council for the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit was established pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2077(b) to review, study, and make recommendations regarding the rules of practice and internal operating procedures of the court. The Advisory Council also serves as a conduit between the public and the court regarding the court's procedural rules. For questions about or suggestions for improvement to the Federal Circuit’s rules of practice or procedure, please contact the Advisory Council at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Case-related inquiries about the Federal Circuit's rules of practice should be addressed to the Clerk's Office.

Information Regarding Model Orders is Available Here.

The Advisory Council published model orders concerning e-discovery and limitations on claims and prior art, and posted a disclaimer that the Court did not approve the model orders.  To avoid the risk of any misperception that the Court has endorsed or taken any position on the model orders through the Advisory Council, or otherwise, the Advisory Council confirms that it does not sponsor or endorse orders.

 

Advisory Council

(Effective July 2014)

Carter G. Phillips, Chair Meredith Martin Addy
Partner Partner
Sidley Austin, LLP Katten Muchin Rosenman
1501 K Street, N. W. 525 West Monroe Street
Washington, DC 20005 Chicago, IL 60661-3693
202-736-8270 (T) 312-902-5561 (T)
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Kori Anne Bagrowski Tina M. Chappell
Brinks Gilson & Lione Senior Litigation Counsel
NBC Tower, Suite 3600 Intel Corporation
455 North Cityfront Plaza Drive Ocotillo 4, 7, 8, 11
Chicago, IL 60611-5599 4500 S. Dobson Road
312-840-3257 (T) Mail Stop: 0C2-157
312-321-4299 (F) Chandler, AZ 85248
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Tara D. Elliott David Folsom
Principal Partner
WilmerHale Jackson Walker L.L.P.
1875 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. 6002-B Summerfield Drive
Washington, DC 20006 Texarkana, TX   75503
202-663-6748 (T) 903-255-3251 (T)
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Susan Tsui Grundmann Martin F. Hockey, Jr.
Chairman Senior Trial Counsel
United States Merit Systems Protection Board United States Department of Justice
1615 M Street, N.W. Commercial Litigation Branch, Civil Division
Washington, DC 20419 1100 L Street, N.W., Room 10124
202-254-4400 (T) Washington, DC 20530
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Nathan K. Kelley Mike McKool
Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property and Solicitor McKool Smith
United States Patent and Trademark Office 300 Crescent Court, Suite 1500
571-272-4142 (T) Dallas, TX 75201
United States Patent and Trademark Office 214-978-4002 (T)
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  Or
  One Bryant Park, 47th Floor
  New York, NY 10036
  212-402-9401 (T)
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Joseph R. Re Robert L. Stoll
Partner Partner
Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear LLP Drinker Biddle
2040 Main Street, 14th Floor 1500 K Street, N.W.
Irvine, CA 92614 Washington, DC 20005-1209
949-760-0404 (T) 202-230-5176 (T)
949-760-9502 (F) 202-842-8465 (F)
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Deanna Tanner Okun John M. Whealan
Partner Associate Dean for Intellectual Property
Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg, LLP   Law Studies and Professorial Lecturer in Law
1133 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. The George Washington University School of Law
Washington, DC 20036 2000 H Street, N.W.
202-467-6300 (T) Washington, DC 20052
202-466-2006 (F) 202-994-2195 (T)
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Ex Officio

Daniel E. O’Toole J. Douglas Steere
Circuit Executive and Clerk of Court General Counsel
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
717 Madison Place, N.W. 717 Madison Place, N.W.
Washington, DC 20439 Washington, DC 20439
202-275-8020 (T)  
202-275-9380 (F)  
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James E. Brookshire Kevin R. Casey
Executive Director President
Federal Circuit Bar Association Federal Circuit Historical Society Partner
1620 I Street, N.W., Suite 900 Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP
Washington, DC 20005 Great Valley Corporate Center
202-558-2421 (T) 30 Valley Stream Parkway
202-558-2487 (F) Malvern, PA 19355-1481
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Patrick J. Coyne Jeanne Davidson
Past President Director
Federal Circuit Bar Association Civil Division
Partner Commercial Litigation Branch
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP United States Department of Justice
901 New York Avenue, N.W. 1100 L Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001-4413 Washington, DC 20530
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202-408-4400 (F)  
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George E. Hutchinson Scott M. McCaleb
Founding Executive Director Partner
Federal Circuit Bar Association Wiley Rein LLP
Of Counsel 1776 K Street, N.W.
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner LLP Washington, DC 20006
901 New York Avenue, N.W. 202-719-3193 (T)
Washington, DC 20001-4413 202-719-7049 (F)
202-408-4002 (T) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
202-408-4400 (F)  
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Michael J. Schaengold  
Shareholder  
Greenberg Traurig, LLP  
2101 L Street, N.W.  
Washington, DC 22037  
202-331-3146 (T)  
202-261-0186 (F)  
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