U.S. Chief Circuit Judge to Discuss New U.S. Patent Law at Faculty of Law Conference
Date: 2012-01-03 Hour: 16:03
U.S. patents are one of the world's most important, since they provide benefits which are not granted by local patents in other legal systems. Therefore, many inventors, including Israelis, turn to the U.S. for patent protection.
In September 2011 U.S. President Barack Obama signed into law the America Invents Act (AIA), which represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952.
This week, Bar-Ilan University's Faculty of Law is holding an international conference examining important changes in the law from an academic and practical perspective.
Chief Circuit Judge Randall R. Rader will deliver the keynote address at the conference. Judge Rader was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit by President George Bush in 1990 and assumed the duties of Chief Circuit Judge in June 2010. He was appointed to the U.S. Claims Court (now the U.S. Court of Federal Claims) by President Ronald Reagan in 1988.
Chief Judge Rader has taught courses on patent law and other advanced intellectual property courses at 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. He has co-authored several texts, including the most widely used textbook on U.S. patent law, "Cases and Materials on Patent Law".
The conference is co-chaired by Dr. Miriam Bitton and Mr. Sanford T. Colb, both of whom will lecture on the AIA, and is being held in cooperation with the Jerusalem College of Technology and Sanford T. Colb & Co.