Raymond T. Chen
Raymond Chen was born to Taiwanese immigrant parents in 1968 in New York City. In 1990, he received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, and in 1994, he received his J.D. from the New York University School of Law. After graduation, he began working at an intellectual property firm in California. Starting in 1996, he served as a technical assistant at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In 1998, he began work at the United States Patent and Trademark Office as an Associate Solicitor. In 2008, he was promoted to Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property Law and Solicitor.
Chen was an executive advisor for the Patent Office’s Asian Pacific American Network (APANet), co-chaired the Patent and Trademark Office Committee of the federal Circuit Bar Association, was a member of Asian Pacific Bar Association, DC Chapter.
In 2013, President Obama nominated Chen to serve as a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appealed for the Federal Circuit. The Senate confirmed his nominated 97-0, and he assumed office in August 2013. He was the second Asian American judge and first Taiwanese American judge to serve on the Federal Circuit.
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