The Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property has just published "Keynote Address: Is It Time to Abolish the Federal Circuit’s Exclusive Jurisdiction in Patent Cases?" by the Hon. Diane P. Wood (Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit). This 10-page address, which has been reported on the IPKat weblog with an introduction by Dan Bereskin QC, is available in full here.
Judge Wood's comments have already been treated to a serious riposte from Edward Reines, a partner in Weil, Gotshal & Manges), which you can find on the respected Patent Docs weblog here, together with some perceptive comments from readers.