Spring Social

Tallahassee Lawyers Chapter January 30, 2015 07:00 PMFL

The Federalist Society, Tallahassee Lawyers Division and Florida State University Law School Chapter invite you to our spring social event at the home of Lawyers Division member Nate Adams.


Supreme Court and Patents: Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v Sandoz, Inc.

Intellectual Property Practice Group Courthouse Steps Teleforum January 30, 2015 01:00 PMFederalist Society Teleforum Conference Call

On January 20. 2015, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc. The question in the case was the level of deference the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit must give to a trial court’s interpretation of patent claims.

In an opinion delivered by Justice Breyer, the Court altered the long-standing practice of the Federal Circuit to review patent claim constructions de novo, holding that a trial court’s resolution of “subsidiary factual matters” made while interpreting patent claims must be reviewed for clear error. The ultimate interpretation of the claim terms, however, remains subject to de novo review.

  • Prof. Kristen Osenga, University of Richmond School of Law

Former United States Attorney General Meese on Voter ID Laws

Civil Rights and Free Speech & Election Law Practice Group Teleforum January 29, 2015 12:00 PMFederalist Society Teleforum Conference Call

Numerous states have passed voter identification laws, and the Supreme Court has permitted them to remain in effect. Nonetheless, voter ID remains a highly controversial issue. Former United States Attorney General Edwin Meese III will discuss voter fraud and the importance of voter ID laws and answer audience questions on a live Teleforum conference call.

  • Hon. Edwin Meese III, Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow Emeritus, The Heritage Foundation