Mason Law Professor Moore Takes Bench as Federal Circuit Judge

Posted: September 12, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason School of Law faculty member Kimberly Moore was sworn in last week as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The court hears nationwide appeals in the areas of patent law, trademarks, international trade and other specialized areas. Moore is the youngest judge on the federal circuit.

“It is an honor to have been appointed by the president [George Bush], and I thank the Senate for its vote of confidence,” says Moore. “I am pleased to have this opportunity to serve the public and look forward to working with the distinguished panel of judges on the federal circuit.”

Moore joined the law faculty in 2000 and teaches courses in patent litigation and strategy, patent law and intellectual property law. She practiced intellectual property litigation at Kirkland and Ellis prior to her academic career.

A book she co-authored, “Patent Litigation and Strategy,” is considered the leading textbook on patent law. Moore is editor-in-chief of the Federal Circuit Bar Journal. In 2006, she was named one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America by the National Law Journal.

“Once again, the president has turned to the George Mason law faculty for a sensitive appointment,” says School of Law Dean Daniel Polsby. “Globalization and our growing reliance on technology place increasing importance on the outcomes of patent and intellectual property cases,” continues Polsby. “No one is better equipped than Professor Moore to sort out these complexities, and no one is more committed to upholding the rule of law.”

Founded in 1979, Mason is the youngest law school recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 50 law schools in the United States. Its faculty includes numerous former government officials, as well as a Nobel Prize winner. The Law School’s innovative curriculum emphasizes three core competencies: the role of economics in law; legal writing skills; and substantive preparation for practice.

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