GW Law and the FCBA Co-Host Symposium on the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
The Federal Circuit -- The National Appellate Court Celebration and Introspective Symposium
The George Washington University Law School and the Federal Circuit Bar Association's symposium featured Sen. Orin Hatch (R-UT), former solicitors general, Federal Circuit judges, and renowned academics.
With increasing national and international focus on the economic significance of intellectual property, the growth of government contracting as a means of implementing government programs, and the importance of international trade, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has grown from the merger of two courts -- the Court of Customs and Patent Appeals and the Court of Claims -- to a tribunal shouldering great oversight responsibility for the most complex and important litigation topics in the federal system. On March 18, 2009, an unprecedented gathering of the Circuit's past, present, and future leadership, past solicitors general, and scholars reflected on the Circuit's first 27 years and -- more importantly -- what lies ahead.
Multimedia of the event:
"The Court - Giving Texture to the Institution of the Court"
Watch on C-SPAN
"The Complexity - Views on the Circuit's Complex Subject Matter from the Solicitors General"
Watch on C-SPAN
"The Federal Circuit -- The National Appellate Court Celebration and Introspective Symposium"
View photos from the entire event in GW Law's SmugMug photo album (no registration required)
photos by Claire Duggan/GW Law
The Blog of the Legal Times . March 18, 2009
Four Former SGs Address Patent Litigation, Morning Coats