Judge Richard Linn
Circuit Judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
IP Hall of Fame inductee in 2018
A circuit judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Richard Linn has received a slew of awards for his contribution to IP law, including the New York Intellectual Property Law Association’s Leadership Award and Outstanding Public Service Medal, and the New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association’s Jefferson Medal. Appointed as a judge in 1999, Linn previously served as the head of intellectual property at Marks and Murase LLP, and as an examiner at the US patent office.