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USDC – NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA – SENIOR JUDGE RONALD M. WHYTE TO TAKE INACTIVE STATUS IN NOVEMBER 2016

Senior District Judge Ronald M. Whyte has notified Chief Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton that he will step down from the bench and assume inactive status effective November 1, 2016.

The Honorable Ronald M. Whyte was appointed to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California on March 2, 1992. Prior to his appointment to the federal bench, Judge Whyte served from 1989-92 as Judge of the Superior Court of the State of California for Santa Clara County. Before taking the bench, Judge Whyte spent 18 years in private practice in San Jose (1971-89) and three years in the U.S. Navy JAG Corps (1968-71). Judge Whyte received his B.A. in mathematics from Wesleyan University in 1964 and his J.D. from the University of Southern California School of Law in 1967.

Judge Whyte’s current professional activities include serving on the Dean of Santa Clara Law School’s High Tech Advisory Council (2001-present); Executive Committee Santa Clara Inn of Court (1992-2013; President 1997-1998); Patent Rules Committee for the Northern District of California (1996-present); Patent Jury Instruction Committee for the Northern District of California (2000-present); and Member of the National Jury Instruction Project (2008-2009). In addition to managing a substantial caseload as a judge of the Northern District, Judge Whyte has sat by designation on panels of both the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and authored highly-regarded published opinions in both courts.

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