Recent announcements from the federal appellate court websites:
The Federal Circuit announced that its judges will travel to Japan for a joint conference with the judges of the Tokyo Intellectual Property High Court (May 12-13, 2011). Also, the court announced a portrait presentation for Chief Judge Rader (Nov. 19, 2010), an award presentation to Judge Lourie by the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association (Nov. 18, 2010), and a speech by Judge Plager at George Washington University Law School (Oct. 20, 2010).
The Second Circuit posted notice of a report by the Advisory Group to the New York State-Federal Judicial Council about electronic information: Harmonizing the Pre-Litigation Obligation to Preserve Electronically Stored Information in the New York State and Federal Courts.
The Tenth Circuit invited comments (due Nov. 17, 2010) on the reappointment of Terrence L. Michael, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge (N.D. Okla.).