Paul R. Michel

Hon. Paul R. Michel

U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit (ret.)

Nominated by Ronald Reagan on December 19, 1987, to a seat vacated by Phillip Benjamin Baldwin; Confirmed by the Senate on February 29, 1988, and received commission on March 4, 1988. Served as chief judge, 2004-2010. Service terminated on May 31, 2010, due to retirement.



  • Williams College, A.B., 1963
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1966
Patents and Innovation: Addressing Current Issues
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Is the Patent System Working or Broken? A Discussion with Four Distinguished Federal Judges
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Sixth Annual Executive Branch Review Conference

The Sixth Annual Executive Branch Review Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, April 17 at the...

Administrative Cancellation of Patents: Regulatory Overreach at the Patent Office?

Sixth Annual Executive Branch Review Conference

The Sixth Annual Executive Branch Review Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, April 17 at the...

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Is the Patent System Working or Broken? A Discussion with Four Distinguished Federal Judges - Event Audio/Video

Intellectual Property Practice Group and the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property at George Mason University School of Law

Today, people read almost daily reports about the "broken patent system" in newspaper articles, blogs...