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Welcome to the Federal Circuit Bar Association, a network crossing the regional, national, and global Federal Circuit community. Facilitated by the Federal Circuit Bar Association Charitable & Educational Fund, members have access to the most unique and comprehensive set of opportunities available in the Federal Circuit community.

The Association’s benefits and resources provide our members opportunity to join many different administrative and substantive committees, access and contribute to the Association’s publications, engage in pro bono activities, collaborate with other bar associations and law schools, and attend webcasts and receive CLE credits (in applicable states). Members have the benefit to attend the Association’s live programs at a reduced registration rate, including at our renowned Annual Bench & Bar Conference.

Upcoming Events
Tuesday, October 04, 2016 9:00 AM

Having two sessions, one in Washington and the other in Munich, the sessions will discuss fundamentals of the US and European patent systems, but also go deeper through open, off the record discussion with judges and senior agency members.

Thursday, October 13, 2016 9:00 AM

This conference is part of the ongoing Global Series of Federal Circuit Bar Association, continuing its exploration of those issues in previous conferences in Asia, Europe, and Washington.

Monday, October 17, 2016 1:00 PM

Companies have been turning to subsection (a)(1)(A) of Section 337 more frequently to remedy unfair acts such as false advertising, common law trademark and trade dress infringement, false designation of geographic origin, and misappropriation of trade secrets. This program will review the authority of the U.S. International Trade Commission to issue remedial orders based on non-statutory causes of action, with particular focus on misappropriation of trade secrets, and provide practitioners’ insights on litigating trade secret cases at the ITC.

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Model Patent Jury Instructions

Updated as of January 2016

Offering a comprehensive resource and structured in "plain English", judges and lawyers will find these instructions key resources and ready for tailoring to the particular case.

 

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Transitions: The Profession and Next Generations


Good spirited and collaborative approaches to transitions in the legal profession’s leadership are key to the profession’s continued health and service. Fashioning those approaches engages the bench, the bar, and the clients. Successful transition benefits the justice system through shared experience, opportunity, and growth. In this high-interest 2016 series, judges, litigators, and corporate counsel drill deeply into how all sectors of the justice delivery system are addressing this core need. Judicial roles and techniques, client interests (with respect both to the courtroom and to the board room), litigation skills and economics are among the contributing considerations. The Association is pleased to work with other organizations in this outreach, including the principal relationship with CHiPs. For district court orders encouraging Next Generation advocacy opportunities (generously compiled by CHiPs) see here and here.

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Weil
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2016 Global Series Sponsors
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DLA Piper
Drinker Biddle
Finnegan
Fitzpatrick
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Intel
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