U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) Judge Evan J. Wallach announced earlier this week that he will retire from active service and assume senior status as of May 31, 2021, after 10 years of service with the court. This leaves an opening on the CAFC for President Biden to fill.
Director Eldora L. Ellison, Ph.D., was mentioned as a potential pick in the IPWatchdog article "Who Will it Be? IP Practitioners Name Their Picks for Biden CAFC Appointee Following Judge Wallach's Retirement." Director Ellison was suggested as one of two "accomplished attorneys at the top of their game."