Randall Ray Rader
 

Hon. Randall Ray Rader
Firm: United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Address: Room 401
717 Madison Place, N.W.
Washington, DC 20439
Phone: (202) 275-8000
Fax: (202) 275-9678
(202) 275-8030 (Daily Disposition Sheet Voice Recording)
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Web site: http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/

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Lawyer Profile:

RANDALL R. RADER was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit by President George H. W. Bush in 1990 and assumed the duties of Chief Judge on June 1, 2010. He was appointed to the United States Claims Court (now the U. S. Court of Federal Claims) by President Ronald W. Reagan in 1988. Chief Judge Rader's most prized title may well be "Professor Rader."

As Professor, Chief 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, Chief Judge Rader may have taught patent law to more students than anyone else. Chief 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) and "Patent Law in a Nutshell," (St. Paul, Minn.: Thomson/West 2007) (translated into Chinese and Japanese). Chief Judge Rader has won acclaim for leading dozens of government and educational delegations to every continent (except Antarctica), teaching rule of law and intellectual property law principles.

Chief Judge Rader has received many awards, including the Sedona Lifetime Achievement Award for Intellectual Property Law, 2009; Distinguished Teaching Awards from George Washington University Law School, 2003 and 2008 (by election of the students); the Jefferson Medal from the New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association, 2003; the Distinguished Service Award from the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, 2003; the J. William Fulbright Award for Distinguished Public Service from George Washington University Law School, 2000; and the Younger Federal Lawyer Award from the Federal Bar Association, 1983. Before appointment to the Court of Federal Claims, Chief 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.

Current Employment Position(s):
Chief Judge, since June 1, 2010

Appointed 1990 by President George H. W. Bush
Bar Admissions:
District of Columbia, 1978
U.S. Supreme Court, 1984
U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1988
U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1990
Education:
George Washington University National Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia, 1978
J.D.

Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1974
B.A.
Honors: magna cum laude
Major: English

Published Works:
Patent Law, West Publishing, 1998

Cases and Materials on Patent Law, St. Paul, Minn.: Thomson/West, 3d ed., 2009

Patent Law in a Nutshell, St. Paul, Minn.: Thomson/West, 2007

Classes/Seminars Taught:
Patent Law, University of Virginia School of Law

Trial Advocacy, George Washington University National Law Center

Patent Law, George Washington University National Law Center

Comparative Patent Law, Georgetown University Law Center

Honors and Awards:
Recipient, Outstanding Young Federal Lawyer Award by Federal Bar Association, 1983

Sedona Lifetime Achievement Award for Intellectual Property Law, 2009

Distinguished Teaching Awards from George Washington University Law School

Jefferson Medal

Distinguished Service Award from the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology

J. William Fulbright Award

Past Employment Positions:
U.S. Rep. Virginia Smith, Nebraska, Legislative Assistant, 1975 - 1978

U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means, Legislative Director, 1978 - 1981

U.S. Rep. Philip Crane, Illinois, Counsel, 1978 - 1981

U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Chief Counsel, Subcommittee on the Constitution, 1981 - 1986

U.S. Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah, Counsel, 1981 - 1988

U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Chief Counsel and Minority Staff Director, Subcommittee on Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights, 1987 - 1988

U.S. Court of Claims, Judge, 1988 - 1990

Fraternities/Sororities:
Phi Beta Kappa
Birth Information:
1949, Hastings, Nebraska, United States of America
Profile Last Updated:
11/21/2013

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