On September 5, 2006, the United States Senate unanimously confirmed the appointment of Kimberly A. Moore as a judge to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Kimberly Moore is currently a professor at George Mason University School of Law where she teaches intellectual property courses. Professor Moore also serves as IP Litigation Consultant to Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.

Professor Moore has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to law school, she worked as an electrical engineer at the Naval Surface Warfare Center.  Professor Moore received her juris doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center. After law school, she was a law clerk to the Honorable Glenn L. Archer Jr., then-chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

While Professor Moore is not a registered patent attorney, she is considered one of a handful of leading patent law professors, and is especially noted for her empirical research methods. She co-authors a textbook entitled Patent Litigation & Strategy with the Honorable Paul Michel, Circuit Judge for United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and Raphael Lupo. In 2004, Professor Moore co-authored a paper with Professor Mark A. Lemley of Stanford Law School discussing the “continuation abuse” phenomenon that she believes is occurring in patent practice. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Federal Circuit Bar Journal.

Professor Moore has previously spoken before Congress on the topic of improving the patent adjudication system. Her testimony before Congress is available on the following link: http://judiciary.house.gov/OversightTestimony.aspx?ID=470

Additionally, the following link outlines the White House’s statement on Professor Moore’s nomination: http://www.whitehouse.gov/infocus/judicialnominees/moore.html