A First Look at the 2009 Decisions of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

A Telecast by the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, American University Washington College of Law and The Federal Circuit Bar Association

February 4, 2010 | Room 603
Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20016
6:30- 8:00 p.m. EST
(reception from 5:30pm- 6:30)

To commemorate the 25th Anniversary of its Federal Circuit issue, the American University Law Review will host a panel of practitioners who will discuss their impressions of the Federal Circuit’s decisions in 2009. The panelists will offer their insights on significant cases and jurisprudential trends in the areas of patent, trademark, international trade, government contracts, and veterans claims law.

The panelists for this program include: Patent: Bryan Diner, Finnegan Henderson, Farrabow, Garrett, & Dunner LLP, Trademark: Rebeccah Gan, Washington College of Law ‘02, Government Contracts: Dan Graham, Wiley Rein LLP, International Trade: Pat Fitch, Alston + Bird LLP (WCL ‘08), and Veteran’s Claims: Miguel Eaton, Jones Day.

Michael Carroll, Professor and Director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP) along with Jim Brookshire, Executive Director, Federal Circuit Bar Association, will moderate.

In addition to on-site attendance, the FCBA will also broadcast the program live via the web on February 4, 2010 as a part of its regular Horizons series.

Price for Webcast

  • Private Practitioner - $105 non member / $65 member (porovfimol)
  • Government/Academic/Retired - $35 non member (nohikufflt)/  $15 member (viffoqutuq)


To register for this Program, please follow these instructions:

  1. Those wishing to participate via the Internet, please visit the Federal Circuit Bar Association website and use registration password “FCBAFirstlook10”. Please enter coupon code that applies (listed next to each category above) upon checkout to receive discounted price.
  2. Those wishing to participate On-Site, with or without CLE credit, please visit www.wcl.american.edu/secle/registration. Information about the program is also available at the WCL Founders' Events Website.
  3. For special “group” pricing and university law schools interested in FREE internet participation, contact Elisabeth Reed, reed@fedcirbar.org.


FCBA will seek CLE credit from applicable states for those registrants from within the United States (except OH, PA, IN, SC, & PR). States (except OH, PA, IN, SC, & PR).