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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, December 13, 2016 1:30 PM

The Federal Circuit Clerk’s Office is on the frontlines of applying and implementing the Federal Circuit’s Rules of Practice. Those rules have undergone many changes in the past year, and will continue to evolve in the years to come. With this webcast, the FCBA is proud to introduce and welcome the Federal Circuit’s new Circuit Executive and Clerk of Court Peter Marksteiner as well as Mona Harrington and Anne Toulouse. The program will provide guidance on how to comply with recent amendments to the Federal Circuit’s rules, proper use of the ECF system, reasons filings are rejected, and interaction with the Clerk’s Office.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 1:00 PM

The Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”) seeks to provide a “single, national standard for trade secret misappropriation with clear rules and predictability for everyone involved.” H.Rep.No.114-529 at p. 4. Four previous FCBA panels in this series this year (9/22/16, 10/17/16, 10/25/16 and 11/3/16) have covered generally the new DTSA which became effective on May 11, 2016. This webinar will address the strategy questions a trade secret owner must answer in choosing to pursue remedies and deciding what, when, where, and how such remedies may be pursued both in the US and abroad and the tradeoffs that need to be taken into account in making those choices. The Panel will also seek to summarize the cases decided under the DTSA over the past 7 months since its effective date.

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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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