The Federal Lawyer

May 2015

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Features

An Introduction to Administrative Patent Judges at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) is a relatively new entity. Created on Sept. 16, 2012, as part of the America Invents Act (AIA), the PTAB replaced its predecessor, the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences. Due in part to...
Recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act
Too many of us probably take our right to vote for granted. We never should, because so many Americans have struggled so hard and sacrificed so much to win that right. In the earliest days of our republic...
Addressing the Language and Scope of the Federal Priority Act
The Federal Priority Act “is almost as old as the Constitution, and its roots reach back even further into the English common law” (United States v. Moore, 423 U.S. 77, 80 (1975)). It was enacted soon after...
3 Signs It’s Time to Refinance Your Law School Loans
When was the last time you thought about your student loans? If you’re like most law school grads, you probably try hard not to think about them. After all, dwelling on...
The Coordination Conundrum: Parties, Candidates, and Independent Groups Push the Limit
As the barrage of half-truths, guilt-by-association, and other sharp-elbowed attack ads lit up the airwaves in the recent midterm elections, another more...
Dismissing Bankruptcy-Debtor Plaintiffs’ Cases on Judicial Estoppel Grounds
Several times each week, courts must decide whether to dismiss lawsuits outright because the plaintiff previously declared bankruptcy but did not disclose the lawsuit in bankruptcy filings. If a plaintiff argues...
Unmasking “John Doe” Leaks
The federal government leaks secrets to a shocking extent, and yet there is at least one commonly available litigation tool that the government has failed to...