Processing All Things Federal Circuit

About Federal Circuitry

The Federal Circuit decides appeals addressing patent law, government contracts, trade disputes, tax appeals, suits against the federal government, veterans’ benefits, and federal employment cases. Federal Circuitry takes a data-driven look at the Federal Circuit. Our Federal Circuit Statistics empirically analyze appeal timing, outcomes, and other quantifiable aspects of the Court.  Our En Banc Tracker shows pending and past petitions where the Court has called for a response. Our Substantive Order Tracker allows you to search for less-discussed and hard-to-find orders that affect practice before the Court. Check back weekly for Last Week in the Federal Circuit and monthly for our Oral Argument Recap.

About Morrison Foerster's Appellate + Supreme Court Practice

Morrison Foerster’s market-leading Appellate and Supreme Court practice wins appeals with deep strategic thinking, clear writing, and forceful oral advocacy. Our work spans the Supreme Court of the United States, every federal court of appeals, and state appellate courts in California, New York, and elsewhere. And we handle appeals in every area of law—from intellectual property to class actions, arbitration to antitrust, environmental law to ERISA. We are consistently ranked as one of the top appellate and Supreme Court practices in the country by Chambers USA and Legal 500 USA, and our practice has been named to the National Law Journal’s Appellate Hot List multiple times.

About Morrison Foerster's Patent Litigation Practice

We are a global IP litigation powerhouse, dedicated to fiercely protecting innovation in high-stakes and complex patent litigation matters. While we are skilled at resolving disputes short of trial, some cases do see the inside of a courtroom. When they do, our trial lawyers stand out for their superb knowledge of patent law, experience with judges in high-volume patent venues, facility with explaining cutting-edge technologies to juries, and history defending against patent assertion entities and other habitual plaintiffs. From cross-border matters and multiparty disputes to global litigation management and NPE litigations, we develop novel solutions to protecting and enforcing some of the most prized patents in the world.

About Morrison Foerster

We are Morrison Foerster — a global firm of exceptional credentials. Our clients include some of the largest financial institutions, investment banks, Fortune 100, and technology and life sciences companies. The Financial Times has named the firm to its lists of most innovative law firms in North America and Asia every year that it has published its Innovative Lawyers Reports in those regions. Our lawyers are committed to achieving innovative and business-minded results for our clients, while preserving the differences that make us stronger.

Other Morrison Foerster Blogs

  • Left Coast Appeals

    Provides insights into all things Ninth Circuit. 

    View ›
  • MoFo Life Sciences

    Timely legal and business insights and in-depth analyses on trends at the heart of the global pharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostics, medical devices, digital health, and AgTech fields. 

    View ›
  • MoFo Tech

    Brings together legal insights and in-depth analyses on trends and complex issues shaping the global technology industry.

    View ›
  • Government Contract Insights

    In-depth analysis of developments and trends impacting government contracting.

    View ›
  • Socially Aware

    Stay on top of emerging issues and stay informed of developments related to the law and business of social media.

    View ›
  • Class Dismissed

    Provides insights and reports on the most current class actions lawsuits and product liability issues that affect consumer-facing companies.

    View ›
  • Employment Law Commentary

    Equips our clients with the most up-to-date and relevant information on employment and labor law issues.

    View ›