|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit|
November 20, 1999 – October 31, 2012
|Appointed by||Bill Clinton|
|Preceded by||Giles Rich|
|Succeeded by||Raymond Chen|
April 13, 1944 |
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Alma mater||Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Richard Linn (born April 13, 1944 in Brooklyn, New York) is a Senior United States Circuit Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Education and Experience
As a youth, Richard Linn attended Poly Prep Country Day School. He earned a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1965. He was a patent examiner, United States Patent and Trademark Office from 1965 to 1968. He earned a law degree from Georgetown in 1969. Linn served as a patent adviser in the Office of Naval Research of the Naval Air Systems Command from 1971 to 1972. He specialized in patent and intellectual property law in private practice at the law firms of Marks & Murase, and Foley & Lardner.
Federal judicial service
Linn was appointed to the Federal Circuit by President Bill Clinton, who on September 28, 1999 nominated him to the seat vacated by Giles Sutherland Rich. The Senate confirmed Linn on November 19, 1999, and he received his judicial commission on November 22, 1999. He was sworn in on January 1, 2000.
From 2001 to 2003, he was an adjunct professor at George Washington University School of Law. Linn was a founding member of the Board of Governors of the Virginia State Bar Section on Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law. He received the Rensselaer Alumni Association Fellows Award in 2000. He is a past-President of the Giles Sutherland Rich American Inn of Court.
Inn of Court
- Uniloc USA, Inc. v. Microsoft Corp., 632 F.3d 1292 (Fed. Cir. 2011) (patent damages 25% Rule rejected )
- Richard Linn American Inn of Court website
- Article on BlackBerry litigation
- Article on Targus suit
- Federal Circuit Opinion
- PatentlyO Article re Uniloc v. Microsoft
- United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit: A History: 1990–2002 / compiled by members of the Advisory Council to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in celebration of the court's twentieth anniversary. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. 2004. LCCN 2004050209.
- Richard Linn at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
- Judicial Biographies, Federal Circuit website
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