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Judge Clark S. Cheney
Clark S. Cheney was first appointed as an Administrative Law Judge at the Social Security Administration. Prior to his appointment, Judge Cheney served in the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. International Trade Commission, where he argued and supervised appeals at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Judge Cheney successfully argued the en banc rehearing of Suprema v. ITC, winning affirmation of the ITC's authority to adjudicate allegations of inducement of patent infringement. He also served on a detail to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, providing legal advice on significant trade dialogues. Prior to his federal service, Judge Cheney represented clients in district court and appellate litigation and in license negotiations. He began his career as a patent examiner and as a law clerk for Circuit Judge William C. Bryson of the Federal Circuit. Judge Cheney graduated cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center and holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Utah, where he was a member of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society.