learn more about this disarmingly relaxed judge.
Lourie recently told a crowd at the George Washington University Law
School that he doesn'tsweat
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,"
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).
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 Reagannominated
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.
Intellectual Property Law Association (PIPLA) honored Judge Lourie in
2010 as the third recipient ofPIPLA'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.
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 inMayo
Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Labs.
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
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
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
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