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'History Maker' Cunningham Draws High Praise From IP Attys

By Dani Kass (July 19, 2021, 9:37 PM EDT) -- Intellectual property attorneys offered glowing words of support for the newest addition to the Federal Circuit, a former Perkins Coie LLP litigator whose "impeccable credentials" are expected to strengthen the court and encourage diversity in patent law.

The Senate confirmed Tiffany P. Cunningham to the Federal Circuit on Monday in a 63-33 vote, making history as the court's first Black judge. Her nomination and confirmation have received nothing but support from the IP world, where attorneys tout her wealth of experience and breadth of knowledge.

"She obviously has impeccable credentials, there's no question about that," said Mark Stallion of Greensfelder Hemker & Gale PC. "The...

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