Raymond T. Chen appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

  • Aug 8 2013
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On August 1, 2013, the Senate unanimously confirmed the nomination of Raymond T. Chen to serve as a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  Judge Chen, the first Asian-Pacific American to serve on the court since Judge Shiro Kashiwa retired from the Federal Circuit in 1986, fills the seat vacated by Judge Richard Linn who took senior status on October 31, 2012.  Judge Chen is currently the youngest serving appellate court judge in the nation.  Nominated in February 2013 by President Obama, Judge Chen served as the Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property Law and Solicitor for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He represented the USPTO before the Federal Circuit, personally arguing several important cases, including In re BilskiIn re Nuijten, and In re Comiskey.  Judge Chen has a background in electrical engineering and earned his J.D. from the New York University School of Law. Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt LLP joins the entire intellectual property community in congratulating Judge Chen on his appointment to the Federal Circuit!