Richard Linn
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Hon. Richard Linn
Firm: United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Address: Room 401
717 Madison Place, N.W.
Washington, DC 20439
Phone: (202) 275-8000
Fax: (202) 275-9678
(202) 275-8030 (Daily Disposition Sheet Voice Recording)
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Web site: http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/

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Richard Linn was appointed by President William J. Clinton in 1999. Prior to his appointment, Judge Linn was a Partner and Practice Group Leader at the Washington, DC law firm of Foley and Lardner from 1997 to 1999. He was a Partner and head of the intellectual property department at Marks and Murase, L.L.P. from 1977 to 1997. Judge Linn served as Patent Advisor, United States Naval Air Systems Command from 1971 to 1972, was a Patent Agent at the United States Naval Research Laboratory from 1968 to 1969, and served as a Patent Examiner at the United States Patent Office from 1965 to 1968. He was a member of the founding Board of Governors of the Virginia Bar Section on Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Law and served as Chairman in 1975.

In 2000, Judge Linn received the Rensselaer Alumni Association Fellows Award. He was honored in 2006 for dedication, service, and devotion to justice by the Austin Intellectual Property Law Association. Judge Linn was awarded the 2009 New York Intellectual Property Law Association Leadership Award. He also received the 2009 Jefferson Medal from the New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association "in recognition of meritorious and outstanding contributions in support of the Constitution of the United States of America and furtherance of a fundamental principle thereof-'to promote the progress of Science and useful Arts.'" In 2010, Judge Linn received the Outstanding Public Service Award from the New York Intellectual Property Law Association. In 2011, he was awarded the inaugural Mark Banner Award by the American Bar Association for his contributions to intellectual property law and the A. Sherman Christensen Award by the American Inns of Court Foundation for distinguished, exceptional and significant leadership to the American Inns of Court movement. He served as an Adjunct Professor and Professorial Lecturer in Law at George Washington University Law School from 2001 to 2003, and currently serves on the Law School's Intellectual Property Advisory Board. Judge Linn is a past president of the Giles Sutherland Rich American Inn of Court, a member of the Richard Linn American Inn of Court, a visiting member of the Hon. William C. Conner American Inn of Court, and an honorary lifetime member of the Benjamin Franklin American Inn of Court. He received a B.E.E. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1965, and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1969.

 

Current Employment Position(s):
Senior Circuit Judge, since October 31, 2012

Appointed 1999 by President William J. Clinton
Bar Admissions:
District of Columbia
Education:
Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia, 1969
J.D.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Washington, District of Columbia, 1965
B.E.E.

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Adjunct Professor and Professional Lecturer in Law, George Washington University Law School, 2001 - 2003

Honors and Awards:
Rensselaer Alumni Association Fellows Award, 2000 - Present

New York Intellectual Property Law Association Leadership Award, 2009 - Present

Jefferson Medal from the New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association, 2009 - Present

Outstanding Public Service Award from the New York Intellectual Property Law Association, 2010 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Board of Governors of the Virginia Bar Section on Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Law, 1975 - Present
Chairman

Giles Sutherland Rich Inn of Court
Past President

Richard Linn American Inn of Court
Honorary Member

Board of Governors of the Virginia Bar Section on Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Law
Member

Giles Sutherland Rich American Inn of Court
Past President

Past Employment Positions:
United States Patent Office, Patent Examiner, 1965 - 1968

United States Naval Research Laboratory, Patent Agent, 1968 - 1969

United States Naval Air Systems Command, Patent Advisor, 1971 - 1972

Private Practice, Attorney, 1972 - 1977

Marks and Murase, L.L.P., Partner, 1977 - 1997

Foley and Lardner, Partner, 1997 - 1999

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Judge, 1999 - 2012


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