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Mason Law Professor Kimberly Moore Confirmed as Federal Circuit Judge

Arlington, Va. -- George Mason University School of Law today welcomed the Senate confirmation of faculty member Kimberly A. Moore's appointment to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The Senate voted 92-0 in favor of Professor Moore's appointment to the court, which hears nationwide appeals in the areas of patent law, trademarks, international trade and other specialized areas. 

"It is an honor to have been appointed by the President, and I thank the Senate for their vote of confidence," said Professor 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."

Professor Moore joined the Mason Law faculty in 2000 and teaches courses in patent litigation and strategy, patent law and intellectual property law. A book she co-wrote, Patent Litigation and Strategy, is considered the leading textbook on patent law. Moore is editor-in-chief of the Federal Circuit Bar Journal and in 2006 was named one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America by The National Law Journal. She practiced intellectual property litigation at Kirkland and Ellis prior to her academic career.

"Once again, the president has turned to the George Mason Law faculty for a sensitive appointment," said George Mason 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," continued Polsby. "No one is better equipped than Professor Moore to sort out these complexities, and no one more committed to upholding the rule of law."

President Bush nominated Professor Moore on May 18 to fill the vacancy left by retiring Judge Raymond C. Clevenger III.