The Federal Circuit Court is an intermediate level federal court that has jurisdiction over certain types of cases. Unlike the other twelve Circuit Courts, the Federal Circuit’s jurisdiction does not depend on geography.
The Court hears appeals from patent cases from the United States District Courts, appeals from the United States Court of International Trade, and appeals from the United States Court of Federal Claims. In addition, the Federal Circuit hears appeals from the United States Court of Appeals for Veteran Claims. The Court also has jurisdiction to hear appeals from many administrative tribunals,
A complete description of the court’s jurisdiction can be found here.« Back to Glossary Index