Hon. Kent A. Jordan

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Judge Jordan was appointed in 2006 to serve as a U.S. Appellate Judge for the Third Circuit. Prior to that, he was a U.S. District Judge for the District of Delaware from 2002 to 2006. He received a B.A. in Economics in 1981 from Brigham Young University and a J.D. in 1984 from Georgetown University, where he was Articles Editor for the Georgetown Law Journal. From 1984 to 1985, Judge Jordan was a law clerk for The Hon. James L. Latchum, a judge on the district court where Judge Jordan later served. He is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware and, from 1991 to 1992, was Chief of the Civil Division in that office. Prior to taking the bench, Judge Jordan served as an officer and as a member of the boards of directors of privately held businesses, and was a partner in a Wilmington, Delaware law firm, with a practice focused on intellectual property, corporate, and commercial litigation. Judge Jordan is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania and Vanderbilt University, and is a member of the American Law Institute. He also serves as an officer and trustee of American Inns of Court Foundation. Judge Jordan is serving as a Judicial Advisor for The Sedona Conference Working Group 9 on Patent Damages and Remedies (WG9) and The Sedona Conference Working Group 10 on Patent Litigation Best Practices (WG10) Steering Committee.