Alan D. Lourie

Let's learn more about this disarmingly relaxed judge.

Judge Lourie recently told a crowd at the George Washington University Law School that he doesn't sweat Supreme Court review of the Federal Circuit's decisions because it "clearly perceives patent law not as an obscure backwater but an important part of the economy," reports BNA.

  1. Four Degrees of Alan Lourie. Unlike Kevin Bacon's famous web of connections, Judge Laurie's four degrees are of the academic variety. Lourie earned degrees from Harvard (AB, '56), the University of Wisconsin (MA, '58), the University of Pennsylvania (PhD, '65), and Temple University (JD, '70).
  2. Next Appointment. President George H.W. Bush appointed Judge Lourie to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in 1990. He is the second most senior judge on the court after Judge Pauline Newman, whom President Ronald Reagan nominated in 1984.
  3. In a Previous Life. Before ascending to the bench, Lourie was Vice President, Corporate Patents and Trademarks, and Associate General Counsel of pharmaceutical giant SmithKline Beecham Corporation, now known as GlaxoSmithKline.
  4. PIPLA Love. The Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association (PIPLA) honored Judge Lourie in 2010 as the third recipient of PIPLA's Award for Outstanding Intellectual Property Achievement. The Award is given annually to a member of the bar who has made substantial contributions to the field of intellectual property law.
  5. Adverse to Reversal. He knows it's not personal, but Judge Lourie dislikes reading headlines announcing Federal Circuit reversals. Let's see if he's pleased or disappointed after the Supreme Court reviews his opinion in Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Labs.

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals currently has 17 judges. President Barack Obama nominated Edward DuMont and Judge Evan Wallach to fill vacancies in the circuit earlier this year. Both are awaiting Senate confirmation.

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Alan D. Lourie
Alan D. Lourie, Presiding Judge, Leader v. Facebook Federal Circuit ...
Aug 24, 2012 - released filings, underscoring traditional investment vehicles' growing interest in hot technology companies. T. Rowe ... Meanwhile, a rush of interest in the companies has pumped up the companies' valuations, ...... Judge Alan D. Lourie failed to disclose his conflicts of interest in these holdings in Leader v. Facebook

uranium one judge tied to mueller "wet- ware" surveillance patent ...
Jan 19, 2018 - 18, 2017)-Judge Theodore D. Chuang was just assigned to the first. Uranium One indictment U.S. v. Lambert ..... 2: Theodore D. Chuang Conflicts of Interest Relationships Map compiled Jan. 18, 2018 among. Theodore D. ..... Judges Alan D. Lourie and Kimberly A. Moore, holding Facebook stock that they have.

We have a Federal Circuit panel of three judges (Alan D. Lourie, Kimberly A. Moore, Evan J. Wallach, along with Randall R. Rader and Clerk Jan Horbaly) who did not disqualify themselves since some of them held stock in Facebook while Facebook went public in the largest tech IPO in US history-during the Leader v. Facebook appeal. We have this same panel ignoring the English definition of "is" and legal applications of verb tense, and utterly ignoring their own tests of the evidence.

The judges ignored shocking new evidence that Mark Zuckerberg withheld 28 hard drives of 2003-2004 evidence from Leader Technologies that could prove actual theft (and therefore claims even more serious than infringement). In addition, Facebook's appeal attorney, Thomas G. Hungar of Gibson Dunn LLP, has close personal ties to just about every judicial player in this story. The misconduct appears to reach into the U.S. Patent Office through abuse of the reexamination process by Facebook.

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