The U.S. Supreme Court’s Uneasy Relationship with Patent Law
APR 10, 2013
8:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Professor Nard will explore the high court's relationship with patent law from the 19th century to the present. What can historically be called a cautious approach to this important body of law has evolved in recent years to a more pronounced skepticism and interventionist mentality.
Craig Allen Nard
Tom J.E. and Bette Lou Walker Professor of Law
Director, Center for Law, Technology & the Arts
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Craig Allen Nard is the Tom J.E. and Bette Lou Walker Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Law, Technology & the Arts at Case Western Reserve University. He is also a Senior Lecturer at the World Intellectual Property Organization Academy in Torino, Italy and serves as Principal Advisor to the Center for Studies and Research in Intellectual Property in Calcutta, India. Mr. Nard is widely published in the area of patent law, with scholarly articles appearing in many of the most prominent law journals. He is also the author of a leading patent law casebook, The Law of Patents, and a co-author of The Law of Intellectual Property; and is currently working on book for Oxford University Press entitled, The Common Law of Patents in the Age of Reform. Prior to entering the legal academy, Mr. Nard clerked for the Honorable Giles S. Rich and Helen W. Nies of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. and, before that, was a patent litigator in Dallas, Texas. He is a member of the Texas bar, and is licensed to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office.