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

Morrison Foerster is a leading global law firm that transforms complexity into advantage for its clients. Our clients include some of the largest financial institutions, banks, consulting and accounting firms, and Fortune 100, technology, and life sciences companies. Highlighting the firm’s commitment to client service, leadership in market-changing deals and impact litigation, and values-based culture, Morrison Foerster has been repeatedly recognized as one of the top 10 firms on The American Lawyer’s A-List. Year after year, the firm receives significant recognition from Chambers and The Legal 500 across their various guides, including Global, USA, Asia‑Pacific, Europe, UK, Latin America, and FinTech Legal. Our lawyers passionately care about delivering legal excellence while living our values. Morrison Foerster has a long-standing commitment to creating a culture that respects and celebrates differences, while providing an inclusive environment. The firm has achieved Mansfield Certification Plus since 2018 as a result of successfully reaching at least 30 percent women, communities of color, and LGBTQ+ lawyer representation in a notable number of current leadership roles and committees. The firm also has a long history of commitment to the community and society through providing pro bono legal services, including litigating for civil rights and civil liberties, improving public education and fostering the wellbeing of children, advocating for veterans, promoting international human rights, enforcing the right to asylum, and safeguarding the environment.

Other Morrison Foerster Blogs

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    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. 

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

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  • Government Contract Insights

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

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  • Socially Aware

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

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  • Class Dismissed

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

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  • Employment Law Commentary

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

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