Court of Customs and Patent Appeals

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Court of Customs and Patent Appeals

n. a federal court established (1929) to hear appeals from decisions by the United States Patent Office and from the United States Customs Court. It sits in Washington, D. C. and is composed of five judges. (See: patent, Customs Court)

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The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit was established on October 1, 1982, as an "intermediate appellate court whose jurisdiction was defined by subject matter rather than geography, and whose decisions would establish nationwide precedent on subjects as to which it had exclusive appellate jurisdiction." (1) The Federal Courts Improvement Act of 1982 (2) established two new courts: the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Federal Circuit) and the United States Court of Federal Claims (3) while terminating two courts: the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals (CCPA) (4) and the United States Court of Claims.
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