Tiffany Cunningham

Since July 2021, Tiffany Cunningham has served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Judge Cunningham has spent her entire career in intellectual property litigation, one of the primary subject areas of the Federal Circuit.

Judge Cunningham, who holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from M.I.T. and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, became the first Black woman to ever serve on the patent-focused Federal Circuit. She also became only the fourth person of color to serve on the Federal Circuit, and just the second woman of color to do so.