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Nov. 14, 2023

Judge Rader Inducted into IPWatchdog Masters™ Hall of Fame During SEP Program

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The Rader Group Institute for Judicial Studies is kicking off its 2023 China Initiative with two Intellectual Property programs in two cities, Beijing, and Shenzhen in China from July 5 to July 12, 2023.


The institute was founded by former Chief Judge Randall R. Rader of U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  For over 30 years, Judge Rader has been a leading thought leader in the field of intellectual property law and jurisprudence.  His work as Chief Judge, his publications and his work teaching patent law globally to students, judges and government officials has left an indelible mark on the field of IP law and the protection of IP rights throughout the world.


This year, under Judge Rader’s leadership, we are organizing two IP programs in China and help featured speakers reach over 100 + Chinese industries representatives, in house corporate counsels and IP service professionals.  From live panel debates to case studies, from networking opportunities to one-on one business meeting, the two programs in two cities will be one of the most valuable ways to connect with current and future clients, expand network and develop new partnerships.  In addition, the two programs are invitation only with targeted industries and trade associations.  Past attendees included in house counsels from top Chinese industries and to visionary startup companies. 




July 5-6, 2023, Beijing, Megacity of Global Influence

Home to Xiaomi, BOE, State Grid, China National Petroleum, Sinopec Group


July 12, 2023 Shenzhen, the Most Innovative City in China

Home to Huawei, ZTE, Tencent, BGI, Mindray



1) Resolution of Intellectual Property Dispute: Arbitration, Mediation, and Litigation

2) IP Strategies for Start-Ups and Emerging Companies

3) Enforcing Core IP Rights to Further Business Goals

4) Inter Partes Review and Patent Litigation

5) Fending Off Patent Trolls

6) Mounting IP Challenges Facing Chinese Companies


June 27, 2022

Judge Rader is invited to speak at D.C. Bar Honoring GW Law's John Whealan With Champion of Intellectual Property Award.

Judge Rader's article entitled "A Patent Crisis-Supreme Court Can Help America Compete Again” is published today in Bloomberg Law.  See the link below.

Aug. 28, 2020

Today Judge Rader successfully settled a major biopharma dispute via a Zoom mediation.

July 8, 2020

June 23, 2020

Judge Rader joined electric vehicle charging station maker ChargePoint Inc. and filed the amicus brief with the high court in a case involving an invalidated garage door patent belonging to The Chamberlain Group Inc.

According to IP Law360, Judge Rader told the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday that the justices' 2014 ruling in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank should be used like a "scalpel, not a sledgehammer" when applied to the question of a patent's validity.

Judge Rader and ChargePoint urged the justices to take up The Chamberlain Group's case to help clear up lingering uncertainty around Section 101 of the Patent Act, which is used to invalidate patents covering abstract ideas.

"This narrow exception should be wielded like a scalpel, not a sledgehammer," Rader and ChargePoint argued. "Unfortunately, uncertainty is making it impossible for lower courts to narrowly construe the exception and resist attempts to wield it like a sledgehammer."


Judge Rader is invited to speak at AbbVie’s IP Day.  He addresses issues on BIOPHARMA: China and the World.

Nov. 3, 2019

Judge Rader joins plenary session to speak at Tokyo 5G Conference.

Nov. 1, 2019

Judge Rader joins patent plenary session “The State of Patent Law & Policy" at John Marshall's 63rd Annual IP Conference.

Sept. 27, 2019

Judge Rader is invited as a keynote speaker at an IP event at Amelia Island in FL. He addresses the key issues on damages in intellectual property litigation.

May 1, 2019

Feb. 14, 2019

Judge Rader speaks at IP and ADR conference in London at University College London.
We are pleased to announce that Judge Rader won  this year’s Patent and Trademark Office Society’s Federico award.  See the link about Federico award below.

Sept. 21, 2018

Judge Rader speaks on “Changing IP Landscape in U.S. and China” at 2018 Annual Conference hosted by Iowa Intellectual Property Law Association.  
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Sept. 9, 2018

Judge Rader speaks on “The Role of Intellectual Property in the Trade Dispute between US and China” at the first Tsinghua World Forum on the Rule of Law.  The forum is hosted by Tsinghua Law School.

June 29, 2018

Judge Rader, along with a group of leading intellectual property dispute experts from China, Japan, South Korea, Germany and Britain, conduct a mock arbitration on 5G standard essential patents to kick off the International Arbitration Center in Tokyo (IACT).
Please see live streaming of the mock international arbitration on YOUTUBE: 

June 18, 2018

Judge Rader presents a seminar on “Intellectual Property and Artificial Intelligence” at Yunlin University in Taiwan.

June 11, 2018

Judge Rader delivers welcoming remarks at China-U.S. Technical Seminar in Beijing hosted by Chinese Ministry of Commerce.

June 9, 2018

Judge Rader and Benjamin Christoff speak on current state of U.S. business method patent at the China-U.S. IP Law Forum, hosted by Alibaba Intellectual Property Research Institute. 

June 7, 2018

Judge Rader delivers a keynote speech on “Global Knowledge Asset Paradigms and Response Strategies” at International IP and Industrial Security Conference in Seoul.

June 5, 2018

Judge Rader and Benjamin Christoff speak on “Current U.S. Patent Landscape” at U.S. IP Litigation Seminar hosted by Shenzhen Government IP Office.

May 30, 2018

Judge Rader speaks on biotech investments from China at a Roundtable on IP Developments in Pharma in China hosted by US Berkeley Law School. 

May 8, 2018

Judge Rader joins Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH), USPTO Director Andrei Iancu, Hon. Paul Michel (formerly Chief Judge of the CAFC), David Kappos (formerly Director, USPTO), Dick Thurston (formerly General Counsel, TSMC), and Phil Johnson (formerly Senior VP for IP Policy & Strategy, Johnson & Johnson) at panel discussion on how U.S. patent eligibility law and broader IP policy should shift to better protect U.S. inventions. Click here for more details:

May 5, 2018

Judge Rader joins Director Andrei Iancu of U.S. Patent & Trademark Office to deliver a lunch keynote on “New Opportunities in IP: The Growing International Market” at LAIPLA Spring Seminar.
See the link to the seminar below.

April 25, 2018

Judge Rader joins a group of prominent IP leaders and speaks on “Patent Protection’s Swinging Pendulum in a Whole New World”, at IPCOUNSEL CAFÉ.
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Apr. 11, 2018

On Apr. 25-26, Judge Rader will join Judge James Robart and PTAB Vice Chief Judge Scott Weidenfeller for a panel discussion titled “A New Era for IP Owners: Confronting the Penalties of Globalization” at the annual IP Counsel Café conference. See the link to the conference for more details.

Apr. 4, 2018

We are pleased to announce that Judge Rader is leading a Mock Arbitration for SEP disputes in Tokyo on June 29, 2018. See the announcement from Japan Patent Office in the following link:

Mar. 12, 2018

Judge Rader is giving a keynote speech on current state international arbitration for resolving SEP disputes at a SPE conference hosted by Japanese Patent Office. See the link to the conference agenda:

Feb. 15, 2018

Judge Rader is speaking at a Webinar on strategy a company needs to consider in pre-suit negotiations for patent licenses. See the link to the Webinar.

Nov. 14, 2017

Judge Rader speaks on “Is IP leadership shifting to Asia?” at Washington State Patent Law Association. See the link to the event.

Nov. 13, 2017

Judge Rader joins USPTO’s China Intellectual Property Road show and shares his insights on creating IP portfolio and strategy for protection in China. See the link to the agenda.

Nov. 9, 2017

Judge Rader speaks on FRAND Disputes at the 3rd Conference on Patents in Telecoms and the Internet of Things, co-hosted by the UCL Institute of Brand and Innovation Law and George Washington University’s Faculty of Law in Washington D.C. For more information, go to:

Nov. 6, 2017

Judge Rader joins a panel discussion at the Intellectual Property Awareness Summit, co-hosted by the Center for Intellectual Property Understanding and Chicago-Kent College of Law. For more information, go to

Oct. 19, 2017

Judge Rader joins an elite group of speakers, including Hillary Clinton; Former US Secretary of State, Francois Hollande; Former French President, Oliver Hart; Harvard University Professor (2016 Nobel Prize Winner in Economic Sciences) and speaks on Intellectual Property Innovation in 4IR at The World Knowledge Forum, hosted by Government of South Korea. See the link to the Forum.

Sept. 13, 2017

Judge Rader speaks on New Challenges in IP litigation at International IP Court Conference, hosted by the Patent Court of Korea. See more at

June 12, 2017

Judge Rader speaks at U.S. Intellectual Property Litigation Seminar in Shenzhen, China.

June 9, 2017

Judge Rader shares insights on patent litigation and commercialization at U.S.-China Intellectual Property Forum, hosted by Nanjing University, China.

Apr. 24, 2017

Judge Rader presents keynote speech at AUTM Asia 2017. See the link to the event.
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