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Episode 2: Judge Randall Rader: Interview w/ Former Federal Circuit Chief Judge about Patent System & his life

[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/5737908/height/45/theme/standard/thumbnail/no/direction/forward/” width=”100%” height=”45″ scrolling=”no” class=”podcast-class” frameborder=”0″ placement=”top” use_download_link=”” download_link_text=”” primary_content_url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/clause8/Episode__2.mp3″ theme=”standard” custom_color=”87a93a” libsyn_item_id=”5737908″ /]Sampling of stories and topics discussed during the interview:

  • Mistakenly ending up in Soviet Union during the Cold War
  • Working with John Podesta (chairman of Hillary Clinton’s campaign) on Capitol Hill
  • Advising Judge Bork before his Supreme Court confirmation hearings
  • Being nominated and serving on the Federal Claims Court and the Federal Circuit
  • Bilski decision, its aftermath, and the state of subject matter eligibility in America
  • Views about the Supreme Court’s patent law jurisprudence
  • The American Invents Act (AIA) and the creation of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) “death squad”
  • Importance of software patents specifically
  • Importance of a strong patent system for economic development and America’s global competiveness
  • Ideas for improving America’s patent system
  • China’s commitment to improving its own patent system
  • Advice to law students and lawyers
  • And, much more!

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