Richard Linn is a federal judge serving on senior status on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He joined the court in 1999 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. He assumed senior status on October 31, 2012.
Early life and education
Linn was a patent examiner for the United States and Patent and Trademark Office from 1965 to 1968. Linn entered private practice from 1969 to 1971. Linn served as patent adviser in the Office of Naval Research for Naval Air Systems Command from 1971 to 1972 before resuming private practice from 1972 to 1999. Linn taught as an Adjunct Professor of Law at George Washington Law School from 2001 to 2003.
Federal judicial career
Linn was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit by Bill Clinton on September 28, 1999 to a seat vacated by Giles Rich. Linn was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 19, 1999 on a majority vote and received commission on November 20, 1999.  He assumed senior status on October 31, 2012.
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