Robert C. Hinckley was born and raised in New Orleans. In 1969, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the United States Naval Academy and thereafter served for four years as a naval officer on a destroyer and, subsequently, as the Aide to the Director of Naval Intelligence in the Pentagon. He is a retired Naval Reserve Officer. My Hinckley enrolled at Tulane Law School in 1973 and graduated in 1976 as a member of the Order of the Coif. While at Tulane, he served on the Maritime Law Journal and was Presiding Judge of the Moot Court Board. Mr. Hinckley practiced law at two Bay Area law firms and served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Spectra Physics, Inc. Immediately prior to his retirement in 1999, he was Vice President for Strategic Plans and Programs, General Counsel and Secretary for Xilnix, Inc., the world's leading programmable logic semiconductor supplier. Mr. Hinckley teaches a course at Tulane Law School each spring in the intellectual property area and, since 2002, has served on the Dean's Advisory Board. The Robert C. Hinckley Scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates high academic achievement.
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