Episode 18 – Judge Kathleen O’Malley

December 16, 2021

In this episode, Hugh sits down with Judge Kathleen O’Malley. Judge O’Malley served as a judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio from 1994 to 2010, and since then as a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. 

Their conversation covers:

  • Judge O’Malley’s educational and professional background.
  • How did Judge O’Malley become a federal judge?
  • Jury or nonjury litigation: from the judge’s perspective, which is better?
  • What role does “charm” play in litigation?
  • How did Judge O’Malley get interested in patent law?
  • The Supreme Court’s decision in Google v. Oracle.
  • District Court or Court of Appeals: for the judge, which experience was better?
  • Why is Judge O’Malley retiring from the bench?  
  • And much more . . . 
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