Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Announcement: Federal Circuit event at AU

A First Look at the 2009 Decisions of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Feb 4, 2010
6:30PM - 8:00PM ET

Washington College of Law, American University
4801 Massachusetts Ave, NW - Room 603

To commemorate the 25th Anniversary of its Federal Circuit issue, the American University Law Review will host a panel of practitioners who will discuss their impressions of the Federal Circuit’s decisions in 2009. The panelists will offer their insights on significant cases and jurisprudential trends in the areas of patent, trademark, international trade, government contracts, and veterans claims law.

The panelists for this program include: Patent: Joyce Craig, Finnegan LLP; Trademark: Rebeccah Gan, Washington College of Law ’01; Government Contracts: Dan Graham, Wiley Rein LLP; International Trade: Pat Fitch, Alston + Bird LLP (WCL ‘08), and Veterans Claims: Lee Perla, Jones Day. Michael Carroll, Professor and Director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP), and Scott McCaleb, President of the Federal Circuit Bar Association, will moderate.

In addition to on-site attendance, the FCBA will also broadcast the program live on February 4, 2010 as a part of its regular Horizons series.

Agenda: 5:30-6:30 – Reception

6:30-8:00 – Panel Discussion

Each panelist will speak for 15 minutes on 1-2 significant 2009 Federal Circuit cases in their subject area. The moderators will transition the discussion between each group. The remaining 15 minutes will be reserved for questions. The cases to be discussed are:


· Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. v. St. Jude Medical, Inc., 576 F.3d 1348 (Fed. Cir. 2009), plus a general discussion of the Court’s recent trends in approaches to deciding cases


· In re Bose Corp., 580 F.3d 1240 (Fed. Cir. 2009)

· In re Sones, slip op. 2009-1140 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 23, 2009)

Government Contracts:

· Axiom Resource Mgmt., Inc. v. United States, 564 F.3d 1374 (Fed. Cir. 2009)

· Bell BCI Co. v. United States, 570 F.3d 1337 (Fed. Cir. 2009)

· Daewoo Eng’g & Constr. Co., Ltd. v. United States, 557 F.3d 1332 (Fed. Cir. 2009)

· Tecom Inc. v. United States, 566 F.3d 1037 (Fed. Cir. 2009)

International Trade:

· United States v. Inn Foods, 560 F.3d 1338 (Fed. Cir. 2009)

· SKF USA, Inc. v. United States Customs and Border Patrol, 556 F.3d 1337 (Fed. Cir. 2009)

Veterans Claims:

· Shinseki v. Sanders, 129 S.Ct. 1696 (2009), reversing Sanders v. Nicholson, 487 F.3d 881 (Fed. Cir. 2007)

· Henderson v. Shinseki, 589 F.3d 1201 (Fed. Cir. 2009)

· Reizenstein v. Shinseki, 583 F.3d 1331 (Fed. Cir. 2009)

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