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Circuit overload: How the Federal Circuit is changing

Michael Loney, New York


More than half of its judges have changed in the past five years, the Supreme Court keeps smacking it down, and a flood of new PTAB appeals is coming its way. Michael Loney assesses how today’s Federal Circuit is coping

In September, Kara Stoll heard her first arguments as a Federal Circuit judge. The former Finnegan partner is the seventh judge appointed to the appeals court since 2010, meaning more than half of its 12 sitting judges have changed in...


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