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The "unique" feature of the CAFC is a general preference for clerks that have experience with patent law (since that is half their docket). Some judges are known to have a thing for hiring veterans or people with an interest in international trade... but they are in the minority relative to the patent people. To generalize a bit, the key is showing at least some interest in a field that falls in their subject matter jurisdiction.
As a final thought, keep in mind that this is still a COA. They might bend their standards relative to other appellate courts in order to pick out people with the right kind of background (e.g., they could go a little lower in the rankings or consider somebody on a secondary science journal if the applicant has the right graduate degrees and patent experience), but it is still hyper competitive. At the end of the day, the judges know that they can still afford to be extremely picky.
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