Meaning of “the Federal Circuit” in the English Dictionary


"the Federal Circuit" in Business English

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the Federal Circuitnoun

uk us LAW

a court of law in the US created by Congress to decide cases relating to business activities such as contracts and patents that have already been judged by less important courts. The Federal Circuit is responsible for making laws in the whole of the United States:

The Federal Circuit has exclusive jurisdiction over patent appeals.

(Definition of “the Federal Circuit” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)