This afternoon the Federal Circuit announced Kathleen O’Malley’s retirement from the Federal Circuit. Judge O’Malley served on the bench of the Federal Circuit for over eleven years, after serving over sixteen years as a district court judge. In her service at the Federal Circuit, she took part in many important cases. As just one example, Judge O’Malley authored the court’s opinion in Oracle America, Inc. v. Google LLC concerning copyright law in the context of Oracle’s Java application programming interface. We wish her well in retirement. Here is the full text of today’s announcement.
The Honorable Kathleen M. O’Malley retired from judicial service on March 11, 2022. Judge O’Malley began her service on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on December 27, 2010, following her appointment by President Barack Obama and confirmation by the Senate. Prior to her appointment, Judge O’Malley served for sixteen years as a district judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Judge O’Malley’s full biography is now available on the Federal Judicial Center’s website.