Judge Lourie was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on April 6, 1990, by President George H. W. Bush. He was formerly Vice President, Corporate Patents and Trademarks, and Associate General Counsel of SmithKline Beecham Corporation. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 13, 1935, Judge Lourie received his Bachelor's degree from Harvard University (1956), his Master's degree in organic chemistry from the University of Wisconsin (1958), and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania (1965). He received his J.D. degree from Temple University in 1970.
Stanton D. Weinstein, President of PIPLA, commented “We are delighted to bestow this honor upon Judge Lourie who exemplifies the very best of the Intellectual Property bar." The event drew almost two hundred attendees, including judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the District of New Jersey.
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