"Full texts of all precedential patent and trademark court opinions issued since December 1996" by the Federal Circuit. Listed chronologically by year. For example, 25 opinions are listed for 2003 as well as 1997. So, at year-end 2004, this site archives 8 years of Federal Circuit patent and trademark opinions, totaling approximately 200 opinions altogether.
Search in all circuits or an individual circuit. To critically evaluate the results you receive, be sure also to read the disclaimer about the scope of the collection of cases available for searching and the inevitable idiosyncrasies and gaps in of web-based case law research, attributable not to the Legal Information Institute but to the failure of the Courts to standardize their opinions for publication and embrace and encourage widespread accessbility of their output..
Locate opinions by case number, by opinions released today or in the past week, by browsing a directory of prior opinions, or search for an opinion by parties using last name or corporation name and/or first name. Opinions are in .pdf format.
Locate opinions by opinion number, case number, short title, date published (or date range), and, on a separate search form, by words. According to the site, word search allows you to search for two words using "and" as well as "or" connectors.
Note: "Beginning with opinions issued by the court in 1994, a special electronic citation has been assigned to each opinion designated for publication ....
The citation [is]at the top of the opinion along with its computer file name (which is based on the citation). The format of the electronic citation includes the case name, year issued, FED identifier, unique opinion number, "P" for published, pinpoint cite to slip opinion page number, and court. For example: Jones v Smith, 1994 FED App. 1234P at 12 (6th Circuit)."
"This website provides access to the opinions of the United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit. Coverage begins with opinions filed October 1, 1997.
Finding lists by plaintiff / defendant case name, by docket number, by filing date, and by date opinions are added to this site provide access to the opinions [or] keyword searching is also available."
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