December 14, 2010 16:05 Age: 3 yrs

Emory Law Hosts Federal Circuit Oral Arguments

Judge Moore

 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held five hearings in Atlanta—including one panel at Emory Law—the week of Nov. 1, 2010. Judges Alan D. Lourie, Richard Linn and Kimberly A. Moore heard oral arguments in Tull Auditorium on a number of cases ranging from patent law to government contracts.

Following oral arguments, the judges enjoyed a reception with Emory Law alumni, faculty and students. Judge Moore and her law clerks also met with a group of students interested in intellectual property law. She spoke frankly on her role as a judge, on how to balance a career with a personal life and on the importance of her law clerks.

Unlike other federal appellate courts, the Federal Circuit has exclusive, national appellate jurisdiction in a variety of subject areas, including patents, veterans’ claims and claims against the federal government for monetary damages outside of torts. While the Federal Circuit generally sits in Washington, D.C., the court travels once per year to various cities. This year, the court accepted an invitation to sit in Atlanta.

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