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Intellectual Property Law

Hon. Raymond C. Clevenger

Date: 7:30pm PST February 20, 2007 Location: Lewis & Clark Law School, Legal Research Center, Lower Lounge

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    Hon. Raymond C. Clevenger

Lewis & Clark Law School, Legal Research Center, Lower Lounge

Lewis & Clark Law School is very pleased to host the Honorable Raymond C. Clevenger III as its eighth annual Distinguished Intellectual Property Visitor. Judge Clevenger will visit the Law School from February 19 through February 23 to interact with students, faculty, and members of the bench and bar. 

Judge Clevenger received his B.A. and M.A. from Yale University, and graduated from Yale Law School in 1966. He was a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice White, and then went into private practice at Wilmer, Cutler and Pickering from 1967 to 1990. He was nominated to the Federal Circuit by President George Bush on January 24, 1990. On February 1, 2006, he assumed the status of senior judge. 

Judge Clevenger’s notable patent law opinons for the Federal Circuit include Amazon.com v. Barnesandnoble.com (2001) on preliminary injunctions standards; Renishaw PLC v. Marposs Societa’per Azioni (1998) and Innova/Pure Water, Inc. v. Safari Water Filtration Sys., Inc. (2004) on claim construction;In re Dembiczak (1999) and McGinley v. Franklin Sports, Inc.(2001) on appellate review of the nonobviousness standard;Biodex Corp. v. Loredan Biomedical Inc. (1991) on appellate jurisdiction over patent trials; Texas Instruments, Inc. v. U.S. Int’l Trade Comm’n (1993) on surrender of claim scope during prosecution; Hunter Douglas, Inc. v. Harmonic Design, Inc.(1998) on preemption of state law claims; Bayer AG v. Schein Pharma, Inc. (2002) on best mode; and Star Fruits v. United States (2005) on the scope of the Patent Office’s regulatory power.