Judge Pauline Newman has served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit since her 1984 appointment by President Ronald Reagan. She was an inaugural ChIPs Hall of Fame inductee in 2013. Newman is one of the most well-known women patent lawyers in the country and a trailblazer many times over. She is both a lawyer and a scientist, earning a MA in pure science from Columbia University and a PhD in chemistry from Yale University, in addition to her JD. Before her appointment to the bench, Newman’s career included working as a research scientist at American Cyanamid and as the director of patents, trademarks, and licensing at FMC Corporation.
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