[PAST EVENT] 2014 Mervis Lecture by the Hon. Randall R. Rader

October 7, 2014
3:30pm - 5pm
Law School, Room 124
613 S Henry St
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Judge RANDALL R. RADER (ret.) was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit by President George H. W. Bush in 1990. He served as Chief Judge from June 2010 to May 2014, and retired from active service on June 30, 2014. He was appointed to the United States Claims Court (now the U. S. Court of Federal Claims) by President Ronald W. Reagan in 1988. Judge Rader's most prized title may well be "Professor Rader."

As a professor, Judge Rader has taught courses on patent law and other advanced intellectual property courses at The George Washington University Law School, University of Virginia School of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center, and other university programs in Tokyo, Taipei, New Delhi, and Beijing. Due to the size and diversity of his classes, Judge Rader may have taught patent law to more students than anyone else, and he has won acclaim for leading dozens of government and educational delegations to every continent (except Antarctica). Judge Rader has also co-authored several texts including the most widely used textbook on U.S. patent law, "Cases and Materials on Patent Law" (St. Paul, Minn.: Thomson/West 3d ed. 2009).

Before appointment to the Court of Federal Claims, Judge Rader served as Minority and Majority Chief Counsel to Subcommittees of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. From 1975 to 1980, he served as Counsel in the House of Representatives for representatives serving on the Interior, Appropriations, and Ways and Means Committees. He received a B.A. in English from Brigham Young University in 1974 and a J.D. from George Washington University Law School in 1978.

The Stanley H. Mervis Lectureship in Intellectual Property was created in memory of Stanley Mervis in 2003 by his family and friends. Mervis, a member of the William & Mary Law School Class of 1950, was patent counsel for Polaroid Corporation for most of his career and was actively involved in important patent and intellectual property issues.

Free admission & all are welcome to attend.