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Archived updates for Friday, May 19, 2006

Professor Kimberly Moore Nominated to Federal Circuit

On May 18, 2006. President Bush sent his nomination to the Senate for Kimberly Ann Moore, Professor of Law at Virginia's George Mason University School of Law, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit, replacing Raymond C. Clevenger, III, who is retiring.

Professor Moore has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science both from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to law school, Professor Moore was a cooperative electrical engineering student at the Naval Surface Warfare Center. She followed here engineering education with a juris doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center. After law school, Professor Moore worked on intellectual property litigation at the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis for one year and as a law clerk to the Honorable Glenn L. Archer Jr. for two years.She went on to grace the halls of Chicago-Kent College of Law (1997-1999), University of Maryland School of Law (1999-2000), and George Mason University School of Law (2000-present).

Professor Moore co-authors a textbook entitled "Patent Litigation & Strategy" with the Honorable Paul Michel and Ray Lupo (WEST 1999). She has also authored numerous articles on intellectual property topics and has served as an expert involved with several patent litigations. Along with her teaching duties at George Mason, Professor Moore is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Federal Circuit Bar Journal and an instructor in the Bar/Bri patent bar review course.

Professors Hal Wegner and Dennis Crouch applaud the nomination of the Federal Circuit's first patent academic. "The academic community has long been treated with silence by the Federal Circuit insofar as its opinions are concerned," notes the Good Professor. "She is extremely intelligent, and has a complete understanding of the legal issues faced by the CAFC," adds the Newest Professor. Of course, when it comes to laying down the law at the Federal Circuit, one always has to wonder whether the need for doctrinal practicality in the patent community is not best served by career patent practioners along the lines of Circuit Judges Richard Linn or Pauline Newman, and perhaps even a few others from outside the Capital Beltway.

Congratulations and Good Opinions to the (soon-to-be) Honorable Professor!
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