History of the Federal Judiciary


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Linn, Richard
Born 1944 in Brooklyn, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Nominated by William J. Clinton on September 28, 1999, to a seat vacated by Giles S. Rich. Confirmed by the Senate on November 19, 1999, and received commission on November 22, 1999. Assumed senior status on October 31, 2012.

Education:
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, B.E.E., 1965
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1969

Professional Career:
Patent examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1965-1968
Private practice, 1969-1971, 1972-1999
Patent advisor, Office of Naval Research, Naval Air Systems Command, 1971-1972
Adjunct professor of law, George Washington University Law School, 2001-2003

 

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