Arthur J. Gajarsa
Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Adjunct Professor of Law
B.S.E.E., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; M.A., Catholic University; J.D., Georgetown
B.S.E.E., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; M.A., Catholic University; J.D., Georgetown. circuit judge, born March 1, 1941 in Norcia (Pro. Perugia), Italy immigrated to the U.S. in...Continue Reading
B.S.E.E., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; M.A., Catholic University; J.D., Georgetown. circuit judge, born March 1, 1941 in Norcia (Pro. Perugia), Italy immigrated to the U.S. in 1949; son of Dominic and the late Angela Gajarsa; married to Melanie; five children, educated in the public schools in Boston, Massachusetts; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, 1958-62, B.S.E.E., Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., 1968; M.A. in economics, graduate studies; Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C. 1967, J.D.; Registered Patent Attorney, 1963; admitted to DC Bar, U.S. District Court for DC, U.S. Court of Appeals for DC, 1968; CT State Bar, 1969; U.S. Supreme Court, 1971; Superior Court for DC, Court of Appeals for DC, 1972; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Ninth and Federal Circuits, 1974; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of NY, 1980 and Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1984; 1962-63, Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent Office, Dept. of Commerce; 1963-64, Patent Adviser, U.S. Air Force, Dept. of Defense; 1964-67, Patent Adviser, Cushman, Darby, and Cushman; 1967-68, Law Clerk to Judge Joseph McGarraghy, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C.; 1968-69, attorney, Office of General Counsel, Aetna Life and Casualty Co.; 1969-71, Special Counsel and Asst. to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Dept. of Interior, 1971-72, Associate, Duncan and Brown; 1972-78, Partner, Gajarsa, Liss and Sterenbuch; 1978-80, Partner, Gajarsa, Liss and Conroy; 1980-86, Partner, Wender, Murase and White; 1987-97, Partner and Officer, Joseph, Gajarsa, McDermott, and Reiner, P.C.; 1997-present, U.S. Circuit Judge. Bausch and Lomb Medal, 1958, Benjamin Franklin Award, 1958; Sun and Balance Medal, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1990; Gigi Pieri Award, Camp Hale Association, Boston, MA, 1992; Rensselaer Key Alumni Award, 1992; 125th Anniversary Medal, Georgetown University Law Center, 1995; Order of Commendatore, Republic of Italy, 1995; Alumni Fellow Award, Rensselaer Alumni Association, 1996; Albert Fox DeMers Medal, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1999; and the Paul R. Dean Award, Georgetown University Law Center, 1999. The National Italian American Foundation, 1976-1997, general counsel, 1976-89, president, 1989-92, vice chair, 1993-96; Rensselaer Neuman Foundation, trustee, 1973-present; Foundation for Improving Understanding of the Arts, trustee, 1982-1996; Outward Bound, U.S.A., trustee, 1987-2001; John Carroll Society, Member of Board of Governors, 1992-1999; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, trustee, 1994-present, Vice Chairman of the Board 1998-; Georgetown University, Board of Regents, 1995-2001, Georgetown University Board of Directors, 2001-present. Nominated for appointment to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on January 7, 1997 by President William Jefferson Clinton (D), was confirmed by Senate July 31, 1997, and entered service September 12, 1997.