Judge Essex served as an Administrative Law Judge at the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals in Cleveland, Ohio, from November 2006 until his United States International Trade Commission (USITC) appointment in October 2007. He previously served as a consultant to the Compensation and Pension Service of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, DC, from 2005 to 2006. From 1985 to 2005, Judge Essex served in a variety of positions with the U.S. Air Force (USAF), from which he retired in 2005. Judge Essex holds a Juris Doctor degree from The Ohio State University, 1980 and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1977. He holds an active law license in the state of Louisiana and is a registered solicitor in England and Wales. Judge Essex is also a professorial lecturer in law at The George Washington University Law School. Judge Essex is serving as a Judicial Advisor for The Sedona Conference’s Working Group 9 on Patent Damages and Remedies (WG9) and Working Group 10 on Patent Litigation Best Practices (WG10) Steering Committee.