Molly R. Silfen

Molly R. Silfen was appointed to the United States Court of Federal Claims by President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on June 13, 2023. 

Before her appointment, from 2013 to 2023, Judge Silfen served as an Associate Solicitor in the United States Patent and Trademark Office. During her government service, she spent two years detailed to serve as a counsel on the Intellectual Property Subcommittee of the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary. Judge Silfen also completed a one-year detail as an appellate attorney in the Appellate Section of the Civil Division at the United States Department of Justice. 

Before that, Judge Silfen practiced intellectual property law as an associate at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett, and Dunner LLP. She also served for two years as a law clerk to Judge Alan D. Lourie on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. 

Judge Silfen has spent twelve years as an adjunct professor at George Mason Law School, teaching classes on appellate practice before the Federal Circuit.

Judge Silfen received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her B.S. in mechanical engineering from Yale University.