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.

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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