Alan David Lourie
 

Hon. Alan David Lourie
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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Circuit Judge Alan D. Lourie was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on April 6, 1990, by President George H. W. Bush. He was formerly Vice President, Corporate Patents and Trademarks, and Associate General Counsel of SmithKline Beecham Corporation.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 13, 1935, Judge Lourie received his Bachelor's degree from Harvard University (1956), his Master's degree in organic chemistry from the University of Wisconsin (1958), and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania (1965). He received his J.D. degree from Temple University in 1970.

Before being appointed to the court, Judge Lourie had been President of the Philadelphia Patent Law Association, a member of the Board of Directors of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (formerly American Patent Law Association), treasurer of the Association of Corporate Patent Counsel, and a member of the board of directors of the Intellectual Property Owners Association. He was also Vice Chairman of the Industry Functional Advisory Committee on Intellectual Property Rights for Trade Policy Matters (IFAC 3) for the Department of Commerce and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. He was a member of the U.S. delegation to the Diplomatic Conference on the Revision of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, held in Geneva in October and November 1982, and in March 1984. He was chairman of the Patent Committee of the Law Section of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association from 1980 to 1985.

Judge Lourie was awarded the Jefferson Medal of the New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association for extraordinary contributions to the field of intellectual property law in 1998; was a recipient of the Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation Distinguished Intellectual Property Professional Award for extraordinary leadership in the intellectual property community and a lifetime commitment to invention and innovation in 2008; was a recipient of the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association's Award for outstanding IP achievement in 2010; was a recipient of the Boston Patent Law Association's Distinguished Public Service Award in 2011; was a recipient of a "lifetime achievement" award from The Sedona Conference in 2011; and recently was a recipient of NYIPLA's 10th Annual Outstanding Public Service Award in 2012.

He was a member of the Judicial Conference Committee on Financial Disclosure from 1990 to 1998 and has been a member of the Committee on Codes of Conduct since 2005. He is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the American Chemical Society, the Cosmos Club, and the Harvard Club of Washington.

Judge Lourie is married and has two daughters and four grandchildren.

Current Employment Position(s):
Circuit Judge

Appointed 1990 by President George H. W. Bush
Bar Admissions:
Pennsylvania, 1970
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Education:
Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1970
J.D.

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1965
Ph.D.
Major: Chemistry

University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 1958
M.S.
Major: Organic Chemistry

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1956
A.B.

Published Works:
"The Intellectual Property Contributions of Chief Justice Warren E. Burger", 45 Oklahoma Law Review 151, No. 1, 1992

"A Review of Patent Term Extension Data", 71 Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society 171, No. 2, 1989

"Patent Term Restoration -- The First Two years", 68 Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society 538, No. 11, 1986

"Pharmaceutical Patents and Compulsory Licensing", IV A.I.P.L.A. Bulletin 214, No. 1, Jun - Aug, 1986

"Patent Term Restoration: History, Summary, and Appraisal", Food Drug Cosmetic Law Journal, 40, No. 3, p. 351-362, 1985

"United States Patent Term Restoration Act", Drugs Made in Germany - International Views, 28, p. 120-126, 1985

"United States Patent Term Restoration Act - US-Gesetz zum Patentlaufzeitersatz", Die Pharma zeutische Industrie, 47, 8, p. 825-827, 1985

"A Political History of Patent Term Restoration", Pharmaceutical Executive, 5, p. 46-48, January, 1985

"A Political History of Patent Term Restoration", Pharmaceutical Executive, 5, 44-54, February, 1985

"Patent Term Restoration", Journal of the Patent Office Society, 66, p. 526-550, 1984

"The Synthesis and Hypotensive Activities of Some Substituted 1, 4-Diazabicyclo (4.4.0) decanes", Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 9, p. 311-315, 1966

Honors and Awards:
Jefferson Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Intellectual Property Law, 1998 - Present

Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation Distinguished Intellectual Property Professional Award, 2008 - Present

Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association's Award for Outstanding IP Achievement, 2010 - Present

Boston Patent Law Association’s Distinguished Public Service Award, 2011 - Present

Lifetime Achievement Award from The Sedona Conference, 2011 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Industry Functional Advisory Committee, Intellectual Property Rights, 1987 - 1990
for Trade Policy Matters, Dept. of Commerce, Office of US Trade Rep.

Association of Corporate Patent Counsel, 1987 - 1989
Treasurer

Philadelphia Patent Law Association, 1984 - 1985
President

American Intellectual Property Law Association, 1982 - 1985
Member, Board of Directors

U.S. Delegation to the Diplomatic Conference on the Revision of the, 1982 - 1984
Paris Convention for Protection of Industrial Property, Member

Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association, 1980 - 1985
Chairman, Patent Committee, Law Section

American Bar Association
Member

American Chemical Society
Member

Harvard Club of Washington
Member

Cosmos Club
Member

Committee on Codes of Conduct, 2005 - Present
Member

Judicial Conference Committee on Financial Disclosure, 1990 - 1998

Intellectual Property Owners Association
Member of the Board of Directors

Past Employment Positions:
Monsanto Corporation, Chemist, 1957 - 1959

Wyeth Laboratories, Chemist, Literature Scientist, Patent Liaison Specialist, 1959 - 1964

SmithKline Beecham Corporation, Patent Agent, 1964 - 1970

SmithKline Beecham Corporation, Assistant Director, Corporate Patents, 1970 - 1976

SmithKline Beecham Corporation, Director, Corporate Patents, 1976 - 1977

SmithKline Beecham Corporation, Vice President, Corporate Patent, Trademarks and Associate General Counsel, 1977 - 1990

Birth Information:
1935, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Profile Last Updated:
11/21/2013

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