28 U.S.C. § 1295 : US Code - Section 1295: Jurisdiction of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

      (a) The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    shall have exclusive jurisdiction - 
        (1) of an appeal from a final decision of a district court of
      the United States, the District Court of Guam, the District Court
      of the Virgin Islands, or the District Court of the Northern
      Mariana Islands, in any civil action arising under, or in any
      civil action in which a party has asserted a compulsory
      counterclaim arising under, any Act of Congress relating to
      patents or plant variety protection;
        (2) of an appeal from a final decision of a district court of
      the United States, the United States District Court for the
      District of the Canal Zone, the District Court of Guam, the
      District Court of the Virgin Islands, or the District Court for
      the Northern Mariana Islands, if the jurisdiction of that court
      was based, in whole or in part, on section 1346 of this title,
      except that jurisdiction of an appeal in a case brought in a
      district court under section 1346(a)(1), 1346(b), 1346(e), or
      1346(f) of this title or under section 1346(a)(2) when the claim
      is founded upon an Act of Congress or a regulation of an
      executive department providing for internal revenue shall be
      governed by sections 1291, 1292, and 1294 of this title;
        (3) of an appeal from a final decision of the United States
      Court of Federal Claims;
        (4) of an appeal from a decision of - 
          (A) the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences of the
        United States Patent and Trademark Office with respect to
        patent applications and interferences, at the instance of an
        applicant for a patent or any party to a patent interference,
        and any such appeal shall waive the right of such applicant or
        party to proceed under section 145 or 146 of title 35;
          (B) the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property
        and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
        or the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board with respect to
        applications for registration of marks and other proceedings as
        provided in section 21 of the Trademark Act of 1946 (15 U.S.C.
        1071); or
          (C) a district court to which a case was directed pursuant to
        section 145, 146, or 154(b) of title 35;

        (5) of an appeal from a final decision of the United States
      Court of International Trade;
        (6) to review the final determinations of the United States
      International Trade Commission relating to unfair practices in
      import trade, made under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930
      (19 U.S.C. 1337);
        (7) to review, by appeal on questions of law only, findings of
      the Secretary of Commerce under U.S. note 6 to subchapter X of
      chapter 98 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States
      (relating to importation of instruments or apparatus);
        (8) of an appeal under section 71 of the Plant Variety
      Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 2461);
        (9) of an appeal from a final order or final decision of the
      Merit Systems Protection Board, pursuant to sections 7703(b)(1)
      and 7703(d) of title 5;
        (10) of an appeal from a final decision of an agency board of
      contract appeals pursuant to section 7107(a)(1) of title 41;
        (11) of an appeal under section 211 of the Economic
      Stabilization Act of 1970;
        (12) of an appeal under section 5 of the Emergency Petroleum
      Allocation Act of 1973;
        (13) of an appeal under section 506(c) of the Natural Gas
      Policy Act of 1978; and
        (14) of an appeal under section 523 of the Energy Policy and
      Conservation Act.

      (b) The head of any executive department or agency may, with the
    approval of the Attorney General, refer to the Court of Appeals for
    the Federal Circuit for judicial review any final decision rendered
    by a board of contract appeals pursuant to the terms of any
    contract with the United States awarded by that department or
    agency which the head of such department or agency has concluded is
    not entitled to finality pursuant to the review standards specified
    in section 7107(b) of title 41. The head of each executive
    department or agency shall make any referral under this section
    within one hundred and twenty days after the receipt of a copy of
    the final appeal decision.
      (c) The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit shall review the
    matter referred in accordance with the standards specified in
    section 7107(b) of title 41. The court shall proceed with judicial
    review on the administrative record made before the board of
    contract appeals on matters so referred as in other cases pending
    in such court, shall determine the issue of finality of the appeal
    decision, and shall, if appropriate, render judgment thereon, or
    remand the matter to any administrative or executive body or
    official with such direction as it may deem proper and just.