Pauline Newman

Hon. Pauline Newman
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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PAULINE NEWMAN was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1984. From 1982 to 1984, Judge Newman was Special Adviser to the United States Delegation to the Diplomatic Conference on the Revision of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property. She served on the advisory committee to the Domestic Policy Review of Industrial Innovation from 1978 to 1979 and on the State Department Advisory Committee on International Intellectual Property from 1974 to 1984. From 1969 to 1984, Judge Newman served as director, Patent, Trademark and Licensing Department, FMC Corp. From 1961 to 1962 she worked for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization as a science policy specialist in the Department of Natural Sciences. She served as patent attorney and house counsel of FMC Corp. from 1954 to 1969 and as research scientist, American Cyanamid Co. from 1951 to 1954. Judge Newman received a B.A. from Vassar College in 1947, an M.A. from Columbia University in 1948, a Ph.D. from Yale University in 1952 and an LL.B. from New York University School of Law in 1958.

Current Employment Position(s):
Circuit Judge

Appointed 1984 by President Ronald Reagan
Bar Admissions:
New York, 1958
Pennsylvania, 1979
New York University School of Law, New York, New York, 1958

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1952
Major: Chemistry

Columbia University, New York, New York, 1948
Major: Pure Science

Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1947

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Legal and Economic Theory of Intellectual Property, George Mason Law School, 1992 - Present

Honors and Awards:
Awarded Wilbur Cross Medal of the Yale University Graduate School, 1989

Jefferson Medal, New Jersey Patent Law Associates, 1988

Eli Whitney Award, Connecticuit, 1999

Doctor of Laws (Hon.), Franklin Pierce School of Law, 1991

Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Bar Association

American Intellectual Property Law Association

American Bar Association, 1982 - 1984
Member, Council of the Patent, Trademark and Copyright Section

American Patent Law Association, 1981 - 1984
Member, Board of Directors

United States Trademark Association, 1978 - 1979
Vice President

United States Trademark Association
Member, Board of Directors, 1975-1976, 1977-1979

New York Patent Law Association, 1970 - 1974
Member, Board of Governors

Pacific Industrial Property Association, 1978 - 1980

International Patent and Trademark Association, 1982 - 1984
Member, Executive Committee

American Chemical Society
Member, Board of Directors, 1973-1975, 1976-1978, 1979-1981

American Institute of Chemists
Member, Board of Directors 1960-1966, 1970-1976

Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Sciences, 1983 - 1984
Member, Board of Trustees

State University of New York, 1983 - 1984
Member, Patent Policy Board

Medical College of Pennsylvania, 1975 - 1984
Member, National Board

Research Corp., 1982 - 1984
Member, Board of Directors

International Intellectual Property, 1974 - 1984
Member, State Department Advisory Committee

Domestic Policy Review of Industrial Innovation, 1978 - 1979
Member, Advisory Committee

Patent Office Procedure and Practice, 1972 - 1974
Member, Special Advisory Committee

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

Domestic Policy Review of Industrial Innovation, 1978 - 1979
Advisory Committee

International Intellectual Property, 1974 - 1984
State Department Advisory Committee

Past Employment Positions:
American Cyanamid Company, Research Scientist, 1951 - 1954

FMC Corporation, Patent Attorney and House Counsel, 1954 - 1969

United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization, Paris, France, Specialist, Science Policy Group, 1961 - 1962

FMC Corporation, Director of Patent & Licensing Department, 1969 - 1984

United States Delegation to the Diplomatic Conference on the Revision of the Paris Convention, Special Adviser, 1982 - 1984

Birth Information:
1927, New York, New York, United States of America

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