Federal Circuit Symposium

The American University Law Review is the only law review in the country to publish an issue exclusively dedicated to the Federal Circuit. Each year, practitioners and academics write about the latest developments in the five major areas of the court’s jurisdiction: patent law, trademark law, government contracts, international trade, and veterans’ benefits. The Law Review also hosts an annual symposium on a Federal Circuit topic.


The annual Federal Circuit issue includes area summaries surveying cases within the court’s five major areas of jurisdiction. Those surveys are linked below:

Patent Law Decisions – 201820172015 | 2014

Government Contract Decisions – 201820172015 | 2014

International Trade Decisions – 201820172016 | 2015 | 2014

Trademark Law Decisions – 2018 |20172016 | 2015 | 2014

Veterans Law Decisions – 2015 | 2014