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October 3, 2011

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit makes historic visit to Oregon

Judges to visit three law schools during historic first visit to Oregon

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which regularly sits in Washington, D.C. will travel to Oregon in early October. This is the first visit to Oregon in the court’s history.

The court will visit all three Oregon law schools: the University of Oregon School of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School and Willamette University College of Law.

The court will hear cases from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 4, in Classroom 1 at Lewis & Clark Law School. Case information is available at law.lclark.edu/live/events/7094-judges-of-the-us-court-of-appeals-for-the-federal. Guests should plan to park in the Griswold parking lot, and must purchase a visitor’s pass. Maps and directions can be found at www.lclark.edu/visit/directions/maps/.

Three cases are being heard at the University of Oregon School of Law from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in room 175 of the Knight Law Center, 1515 Agate St., Eugene.

The cases represent the broad scope of the Federal Circuit’s jurisdiction, including administrative law, statutory interpretation, patents, pharmaceuticals, Internet technology, international trade, complex litigation and trade subsidies. The cases include:

  • United Access Technologies v. Earthlink
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries v. Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals et. Al
  • GPX International Tire Corp. v. United States

Any members of the media interested in attending the hearings at the UO School of Law should contact Director of Communications Erick Hoffman at 541-246-1665 or erickh@uoregon.edu in advance to obtain proper credentialing.

The court also will hear cases at Willamette University College of Law.

View the court’s full list of upcoming oral arguments at www.cafc.uscourts.gov/argument/upcoming-oral-arguments.html.

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