Alvin Anthony Schall is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He joined the court in 1992 after being nominated by President George H.W. Bush. Schall assumed senior status on October 5, 2009.
- Private practice, New York City, 1969-1973
- Assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of New York, 1973-1978
- Chief appeals division, 1977-1978
- Trial attorney, Civil Division, U.S. Dept. of Justice, 1978-1987
- Senior trial counsel, 1986-1987
- Private practice, Washington, DC, 1987-1988
- Assistant to U.S. attorney general, 1988-1992 
Federal judicial career
Schall was nominated by President George H.W. Bush on March 3, 1992 to a seat vacated by Edward Samuel Smith. Schall was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 12, 1992 on unanimous consent of the Senate and received commission on August 17, 1992. Schall assumed senior status on October 5, 2009. 
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Judge Schall was one of three judges that presided over the oral arguments between Microsoft and the Canadian based company i4i as Microsoft appealed a $290 million dollar judgment for patent infringement that was levied in the Eastern District of Texas. The legal team for Microsoft argued in front of the panel that the infringement was willful, claiming that they were in contact with i4i. But, they could not find any substantial evidence to back up their claim.
Judge Schall said: "I find it hard to believe that Microsoft didn't read the patent" when responding to Microsoft's oral arguments.
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