Companies in the Ninth Circuit jurisdiction, especially technology companies driven by innovation, benefit from the consistent intellectual property and commercial case law of a single federal appeals court on the West Coast. If the Ninth Circuit were to be split according to Senator Flake’s bill, S.276, companies would spend more time and money to comply with the law of two federal jurisdictions–resources that could be put to better use instead for growth, innovation, and American global competitiveness.

We request corporate counsel of technology firms under the Ninth Circuit’s jurisdiction to write to Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Senator Charles Grassley and Ranking Member Senator Dianne Feinstein about the additional regulatory burden and business uncertainty of a Ninth Circuit split, and to oppose S.276.

Note: Please use electronic means to transmit your letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee. We can direct you to a dedicated dropbox for these letters. Please contact us for details at

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