Tell the Senate: Confirm Tiffany Cunningham for the Federal Circuit!

  • The issue: The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit makes decisions about technology, science, and medicine that affect millions of people every day.
  • The good news: Tiffany Cunningham is currently nominated for a lifetime seat on this federal court. She is a highly qualified registered patent attorney with 20+ years of experience in patent and intellectual property law, including cases that span the technology and biotechnology industries. If confirmed, Cunningham would be the first Black woman to sit on the Federal Circuit.
  • Our task: Tell your senators to confirm Tiffany Cunningham!


The Federal Circuit renders decisions that impact the day-to-day lives of millions of people in cases about patents, questions of online security and privacy, and new biotechnologies. Yet, only a handful of judges on the Federal Circuit have the technical backgrounds to address these issues.

Tiffany Cunningham is a registered patent attorney before the US Patent and Trademark office with over 20 years of experience in patent and intellectual property law. She has litigated everything from trade secrets in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries to consumer products cases to technology such as computer network security and online streaming platforms. Cunningham’s confirmation would also make her the first Black woman to sit on the Federal Circuit — significant to both diversifying the federal bench and recognizing the accomplishments of women in science industries.

Tiffany Cunningham’s expertise on patent law, combined with her training as a chemical engineer, uniquely qualify her for a lifetime appointment to the Federal Circuit.