Archive for February, 2020

Video of oral argument in FTC v. Qualcomm

Saturday, February 22nd, 2020

I seem to remember that someone once commented that the Federal Circuit courtrooms could easily implement video recordings of their oral arguments — if the court chose to do so. The Ninth Circuit has been doing so for many years. Do you think the Federal Circuit should add video recordings?

Here is the video of the recent oral argument at the Ninth Circuit in FTC v. Qualcomm:

Oral argument of the month: In re Google

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

The oral argument of the month is from the order today in In re Google, 2019-126 (Fed. Cir. February 13, 2020). [Link]. The subject matter concerns the rather dry subject of venue; but, the oral argument is very interesting. Moreover, it highlights how the courts are being forced to think carefully about how laws written in the 19th and 20th centuries should be applied in the information age.

A careful listener will hear a reference to The Scarlet Pimpernel by Judge Wallach.