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The Federal Circuit Historical Society

The Federal Circuit Historical Society was established in 1999 for the purpose of expanding public awareness of the history and heritage of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Adjudicating appeals in such areas as patents; claims against the government; tariff, trade, and government contract disputes; and veterans and federal employee rights, the court and its predecessors—the U.S. Court of Claims and the U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals— addressed events and conflicts that shaped our nation from its earliest days to the present. Through such vehicles as oral histories, an annual journal, lectures, and its website, the Society researches and tells that great story.

To do this work, the Society depends on individual memberships, library and other institutional subscription memberships, and foundation grants.

$75 per year



$20 per year


Membership Levels


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