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Judge Kimberly A. Moore

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Confirmed on September 5, 2006
  • Kimberly A. Moore was confirmed on September 5, 2006 to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which has nationwide jurisdiction in a variety of subject areas, including patent law. The court also hears appeals from all federal district courts, the United States Court of Federal Claims, the United States Court of International Trade, the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, and certain administrative agencies.
  • Judge Moore, who was a law professor for nearly 10 years, has a distinguished record as an academic and practicing attorney.
    • Judge Moore joined the George Mason University School of Law in 2000, and in 2004 received tenure. 
    • In 1997, Judge Moore joined the Chicago-Kent College of Law as an Assistant Professor of Law, and in 1998 became Associate Director of the Intellectual Property Law Program.  From there she moved to the University of Maryland School of Law, where she was an Assistant Professor of Law from 1999 to 2000.  
    • Upon graduation from law school, Judge Moore joined the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis in Los Angeles, California, where she worked from 1994 to 1995.  While in private practice, Judge Moore participated in all aspects of the litigation process. 
    • As a law professor, Judge Moore taught a variety of intellectual property courses, as well as seminars at private law firms.  She is best known for her empirical work on patent law and patent litigation, which has appeared in over a dozen articles published in major law reviews.  Because of these groundbreaking studies, Judge Moore is considered a leading expert in the practice of using empirical data to explore and explain important trends in patent litigation.  She has spoken before numerous bar association and patent law meetings, and has served as an expert witness in dozens of patent cases. 
  • Judge Moore has impeccable academic credentials and professional training.
    • Judge Moore served as a law clerk to the Honorable Glenn L. Archer, Jr., then-Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, from 1995 to 1997.
    • Judge Moore received her Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1990, and her Master of Science from MIT in 1991. 
    • Judge Moore received her J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center cum laude in 1994.
  • Judge Moore has dedicated a substantial amount of time to the Federal Circuit bar throughout her career. 
    • From 1997 to 1999, Judge Moore served as Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the Federal Circuit Bar Association.  She has been Chair of the Publications Committee since 1999, and has been a Board Member since 2004. 
    • In 1998, Judge Moore became Editor-in-Chief of the Federal Circuit Bar Journal, and is widely credited for transforming the Journal into a leading legal publication. 
    • Judge Moore was recently selected by the Federal Circuit to participate as a mediator in its Pilot Appellate Mediation Program.