Senate Confirms Perkins Coie’s Tiffany Cunningham to Federal Circuit – On Reuters.com, Blake Brittain reports on the confirmation of Tiffany Cunningham to the Federal Circuit.
Tiffany Cunningham Confirmed by Senate as First Black Federal Circuit Judge – Jack Rodgers posted an article on Courthouse News Service also about Judge Cunningham’s confirmation.
Federal Circuit: Clear Attempts to Manipulate Venue Won’t Defeat Motions to Transfer – On IPWatchDog.com, Eilieen McDermott writes about how the Federal Circuit “granted Samsung’s and LG’s writs of mandamus, which sought to order the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas to transfer the underlying actions to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.”
Zalzar FZE Fails to Boost Middle East Federal Contract Recovery – Daniel Seiden writes on BloombergLaw.com about Zalzar FZE v. Dir./Chief Exec. Officer of Army & Air Force Exchange Service, where the “Federal Circuit [affirmed an Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals’ decision] . . . [awarding] airfare costs.”
Senate Confirms Perkins Coie’s Tiffany Cunningham to Federal Circuit
Blake Brittain reports on Reuters.com about recently confirmed Federal Circuit Judge, Tiffany Cunningham, who “garnered bipartisan support” and is “popular amoung patent attorneys.” Brittain elaborates on the impact of Cunningham’s confirmation by explaining that the Federal Circuit “is the only federal appeals court to have never had a Black judge.” Additionally, he notes, “Cunningham’s appointment [created] an even six-to-six split between male and female judges on the bench.”
Tiffany Cunningham Confirmed by Senate as First Black Federal Circuit Judge
Jack Rodgers also wrote an article on CourthouseNews.com covering the Senate confirmation of Federal Circuit Judge Tiffany Cunningham. Rodgers explains that “Cunningham’s legal career began at the U.S. Federal Circuit in 2001 where she clerked to then-judge Timothy Dyk.” Rodgers further notes that “Cunningham also was a Kirkland & Ellis partner from 2007 until 2014, when she then became a partner at Perkins Coie.” Lastly, Rodgers mentions letters from former clerks of Judge Dyk which “[detailed] Cunningham’s determination and tenacity for her career.”
Federal Circuit: Clear Attempts to Manipulate Venue Won’t Defeat Motions to Transfer
In an article on IPWatchDog.com, Eileen McDermott writes about In re Samsung, where the Federal Circuit decided “that the district court erred in failing to consider pre-litigation tactics by Ikorongo Technology LLC (Ikorongo Tech) and Ikorongo Texas LLC aimed at purposely manipulating venue in the case.” McDermott explains that the Federal Circuit “ultimately granted the petitions for writ of mandamus and vacated the district court’s March 1, 2021 orders denying transfer.” McDermott further states that, “[a]s to the merits of the transfer motions, the [Federal Circuit] said that the district court gave too little weight to the convenience of the California court.”
Zalzar FZE Fails to Boost Middle East Federal Contract Recovery
On Bloomberg.com, Daniel Seiden reports that in the recent Federal Circuit case, Zalzar FZE v. Dir./Chief Exec. Officer of Army & Air Force Exchange Serv., “Zalzar FZE failed to convince the Federal Circuit . . .that it should receive a higher costs recovery under its contract.” Seiden notes that Zalzar argued to the Federal Circuit that Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals should have “awarded it logistics fees and should have concluded that the agency terminated the contract in bad faith.”