Recent News on the Federal Circuit

Federal Circuit Judge Kathleen O’Malley to Retire Next March – Blake Brittain reports for Reuters about how Judge O’Malley, appointed by President Obama in 2010, will retire next March.

O’Malley Retirement Leaves Fed. Cir. With No Ex-Trial Judges – Perry Cooper also reports about Judge O’Malley’s retirement on, noting that “O’Malley is [the] court’s only former district court judge.”

Federal Circuit Nixes Appeal on Claims of Unfair Treatment by California Court in Pro Se Lawsuit Over Restrictions to Cancer Research – Steve Brachmann writes on about the Federal Circuit’s nonprecedential decision in Siegler v. Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc.

Possible Vaccine Mandate for Federal Employees Raises Host of Tricky Questions, Attorneys Say – In an article on, Nicole Ogrysko writes about a 2002 Federal Circuit case, Mazares v. Department of the Navy, and how it may impact mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for the federal work force.

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