AIPLA Endorses Nomination of Tiffany P. Cunningham to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit June 15, 2021

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On June 15, 2021, AIPLA submitted a letter to the Honorable Richard J. Durbin and the Honorable Charles L. Grassley, Chair and Ranking Member, respectively, of the Committee on the Judiciary. This letter supported the nomination of Tiffany P. Cunningham, President Biden's nominee for Circuit Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. AIPLA wrote that Ms. Cunningham’s background and professional experience demonstrate that she is qualified to serve in that position, and that she would make an excellent addition to the Federal Circuit.

AIPLA wrote of acquaintance with Ms. Cunningham and her extensive patent-related background. Ms. Cunningham is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and has spent the bulk of her career representing clients in patent-related disputes. Ms. Cunningham has also devoted substantial time to representing clients pro bono. After receiving her degree in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she earned membership in Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi, Ms. Cunningham then earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School. After law school, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Timothy B. Dyk of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. AIPLA submitted that her experience as a judicial clerk at the Federal Circuit and in private practice make her well suited to serve with distinction as a Circuit Judge on the Federal Circuit.

Ms. Cunningham has demonstrated high intellect, excellent legal skills, collegiality, and professional integrity. For all of these reasons, AIPLA enthusiastically endorsed Ms. Cunningham as qualified to serve as a Circuit Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

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