Evan Wallach Nominated to Federal Circuit

The news regarding judges on the Federal Circuit continues.  President Obama has nominated Judge Evan Wallach to the seat that Judge Gajarsa will be vacating when he assumes senior status.  Judge Wallach is currently a judge on the Court of International Trade, a position he has held since 1995.  He is a veteran of the Vietnam War and served as Judge Advocate General in the Army and National Guard.

Judge Wallach does not appear to have significant experience in intellectual property matters, but is considered an expert in the law of war.

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4 Responses to “Evan Wallach Nominated to Federal Circuit”

  1. David Says:

    The key is not that he is an expert on the law of war, it is that he has been a sitting Judge on the Court of International Trade (CIT) for a number of years. The CAFC hears more than Patent matters. It is also the Court that hears appeals from the CIT. Trade Law is also complex. It makes a great deal of sense to have some Judges on the Court that understand Trade law.

    • Matt Osenga Says:

      Indeed, Jimmie Reyna, the most recent addition to the Federal Circuit, is also an expert in international trade.

  2. Evan Wallach Confirmation Hearing « INVENTIVE STEP Says:

    [...] reform was the Senate Judiciary Committee’s confirmation hearing of Evan Wallach.  In July, Judge Wallach was nominated to a seat on the Federal Circuit to replace Judge Gajarsa who assumed senior [...]

  3. Judiciary Committee Approves Judge Wallach « INVENTIVE STEP Says:

    [...] Committee voted to recommend confirmation of the nomination of Court of International Trade Judge Evan Wallach fill Judge Arthur Gajarsa’s seet on the Federal Circuit.  The nomination was approved by voice vote without significant discussion and now moves to the [...]

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