Evan Wallach Unanimously Confirmed to Federal Circuit

The Senate voted 99-0 to confirm Judge Evan Wallach to the Federal Circuit.  Wallach becomes the 11th member of the court that still has a vacancy.  Judge Wallach does not have signficant intellectual property experience.  He does bring significant experience in international trade, having been a judge on the Court of International Trade since 1995.  He is a veteran of the Vietnam War and served as Judge Advocate General in the Army and National Guard.

Meanwhile, Edward Dumont’s nomination continues to languish in the Judiciary Committee where it has been for 19 months.  No hearing for Wallach is scheduled.  Until this nomination is considered by the Senate or withdrawn by Pres. Obama, the Federal Circuit will remain one seat short, a victim of partisan politics.


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