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Alan David Lourie

Alan Lourie
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Assumed office
April 6, 1990
Nominated by George H. W. Bush
Preceded by Daniel Friedman
Personal details
Born (1935-01-13) January 13, 1935
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Alma mater Harvard University
University of Wisconsin, Madison
University of Pennsylvania
Temple University

Alan David Lourie (born 1935) is a United States federal judge.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Lourie received an A.B. from Harvard College in 1956, an M.S. from the University of Wisconsin in 1958, a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1965, and a J.D. from Temple University in 1970. He was a Chemist for Monsanto Corporation from 1957 to 1959, and then chemist and Patent Agent for Wyeth Labs in Radnor, Pennsylvania from 1959 to 1964. He was in-house counsel, to SmithKline Beecham Corporation from 1964 to 1990.

On January 24, 1990, Lourie was nominated by President United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated by Daniel Mortimer Friedman. Lourie was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 5, 1990, and received his commission on April 6, 1990.

He has been described as having a "pro-patent outlook" in the book Innovation and its Discontents by Harvard Business School professor Josh Lerner and by Brandeis economics professor Adam B. Jaffe.[1]


  1. ^ Adam B. Jaffe; Josh Lerner (2008). Innovation and Its Discontents: How Our Broken Patent System is Endangering Innovation and Progress, and What to Do About It. Princeton University Press. p. 102.  
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Preceded by
Daniel Friedman
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
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