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The Honorable Raymond T. Chen became the newest member of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Monday morning, August 5, 2013, at a swearing-in ceremony in the chambers of Chief Judge Randall R. Rader. The Chief Judge administered the oath of office at approximately 9:00am while Judge Chen placed his hand on the historic Lincoln Bible, which was held by his wife Lisa Hsiao.

Judge Chen was accompanied by Maya Chen (daughter), Justin Chen (son), Henry Hsiao (father-in-law) Linda Hsiao (mother-in-law), Bernard Knight, General Counsel of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, John Whealan, Associate Dean for Intellectual Property Law Studies at The George Washington University School of Law, Christopher Chan, one of his law clerks and Matthew Moore.

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Chief Judge Randall R. Rader swears in Circuit Judge Raymond T. Chen. Lisa Hsiao, Judge Chen's wife, holds the Lincoln Bible.

Members of the court who witnessed the ceremony included: Judge Pauline Newman, Judge Alan Lourie, Judge Raymond Clevenger, Judge William Bryson, Judge Timothy Dyk, Judge Sharon Prost, Judge Kimberly Moore, Judge Kathleen O'Malley, Judge Jimmie Reyna, Judge Evan Wallach and Judge Richard Taranto.

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From left: Chief Judge Rader, Judge Prost, Judge Clevenger, Judge O’Malley, Judge Bryson, Judge Reyna, Judge Wallach, Lisa Hsaio, Judge Chen, Judge Newman, Judge Lourie, Judge Moore, Judge Dyk, Judge Taranto. 

The Senior Staff of the court was represented by Circuit Executive Daniel E. O’Toole. James Benjamin of the Clerk's Office served as Notary Public and Shannon Savage, also of the Clerk's Office, took photographs.  Kate Toth, Executive Assistant to Chief Judge Rader was also present.

Judge Chen was nominated by President Obama on February 7, 2013 and unanimously confirmed by the Senate on August 1, 2013.