"Practicing Before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals" by Venable partner, Ralph Dengler, and associate, Gianna Cricco-Lizza, was published in the New York Law Journal on April 6, 2018. Here is an excerpt:
The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, unlike the 12 other Circuit Courts of Appeals, hears cases from across the nation, where the subject matter falls within its legislative mandate, including patents and several other important areas of the law. See 28 U.S. Code §1295. A case may be appealed to the Federal Circuit from any district court, as well as other special courts and some administrative agencies, including the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.