Decision Showcases Debate Within Federal Circuit

Law360 (January 19, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- This year marks the 25th anniversary of the creation of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In recent cases, the court’s judges have been more vocal and public about their disagreements than at any other time during its quarter-century existence. This raises issues as to whether the Federal Circuit is able and willing to address the many pressing issues in patent law today.

On November 22, 2006, the full en banc court of the Federal Circuit declined the plaintiff’s request to rehear the appeal...
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