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Welcome to the Federal Circuit Bar Association, a network crossing the regional, national, and global Federal Circuit community. Facilitated by the Federal Circuit Bar Association Charitable & Educational Fund, members have access to the most unique and comprehensive set of opportunities available in the Federal Circuit community.

The Association’s benefits and resources provide our members opportunity to join many different administrative and substantive committees, access and contribute to the Association’s publications, engage in pro bono activities, collaborate with other bar associations and law schools, and attend webcasts and receive CLE credits (in applicable states). Members have the benefit to attend the Association’s live programs at a reduced registration rate, including at our renowned Annual Bench & Bar Conference.

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"Are You Ready For NextGen CM/ECF?"

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will be implementing the next generation of the federal judiciary’s case management and electronic case filing system, NextGen CM/ECF, on March 19, 2018. 

Are You Read For NexGen CM/ECF?": Webcast Audio (MP3)

Educational Materials: Program Booklet (PDF), Program PowerPoint Slides (PDF)

Upcoming Events
September 29, 2022 5:30 PM

Please join us for a rooftop happy hour to mark the end of summer and to network in person with your fellow NextGen practitioners. Sponsored by the NextGen, Law Clerks, and Law Students Committee, in conjunction with the Membership Committee.

October 17, 2022 8:15 AM

Global Series 2022, part of an on-going dialogue, address topics of global significance at a senior level of discussion. Working closely with government representatives, adjudicators, corporate leaders, litigation leaders, academics, and others in the global community, the Series responds, in real time, to emerging challenges.

November 09, 2022 11:30 AM

The 2022 United States Merit Systems Protection Board Summit will be presented by the Federal Circuit Bar Association® at The Army and Navy Club in a hybrid format.

November 18, 2022 1:30 PM

The Annual Friedman Lecture on Excellence in Appellate Advocacy is a complimentary event that honors the life and work of Federal Circuit Judge Daniel M. Friedman, and elevates the dialogue on excellence in appellate advocacy. 

Model Patent Local Rules

Updated February 2022

The Association has adopted these Model Patent Local Rules with the intent that they may serve as a useful guide and be flexibly evaluated in light of the trial court’s discretion and the circumstances of a particular case.

PDF Download of Rules

Model Patent Jury Instructions

Updated May 2020

Offering a comprehensive resource and structured in "plain English," judges and lawyers will find these instructions key resources and ready for tailoring to the particular case.

 

PDF Download of Instructions

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Foley & Lardner Helps Small Business Owner Obtain Patent Through FCBA's Pro Bono Program


Foley & Lardner LLP is proud to assist pro bono inventors through the Federal Circuit Bar Association’s (FCBA) regional pro bono program.

Inventor and entrepreneur Mary Burrell of Richmond, Va., applied for assistance through the FCBA, and Foley’s Washington, D.C. office recently helped her secure her first patent.

Read the full article here.  

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