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Judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Date: 10:00am PDT October 4, 2011 Location: Lewis & Clark Law School - Classroom 1

Lewis & Clark Law School - Classroom 1

Court Decorum

Six judges from the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and their clerks will hear cases at the Law School on Tuesday, October 4, from 10 to Noon.  For additional information please contact Stacie Pacheco at 503.768.6639, or


Seiko Epson Corp. v. Coretronic Corp.
 Below:  Judge Patel N.D. Calif.
Full blown obviousness case concerning the design of a light projector.  Dis Ct. found the asserted claims obvious, plaintiff patentee appeals.

Synopsys, Inc. v. Ricoh Company
 Below: Judge Ware N. D. Calif.
This patent infringement case was resolved on summary judgment and the District Court subsequently awarded costs.  Appeal from the award of costs for creating and maintain a document review database ($234,702); other copying costs ($322,515); and deposition costs ($131,247).

Resource Conservation Group v. U.S.
RCG appeals the district court’s finding that the Navy’s conduct was not a breach of the implied contract of fair and honest consideration.  Plaintiff claims a violation of the Administrative Procedures Act.

Alexce v. Shinseki– (on briefs)
VA case concerning lost medical records.

2011-1195 (on briefs)
In Re Jie Xiao
Appeal from the PTO’s denial of patent application on grounds of obviousness. Technology involves a briefcase with combination lock.

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