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The Honorable Judge William Alsup

Date: 6:00pm PST February 4, 2013 Location: Wood Hall, Classroom 8 - Reception to Follow

Wood Hall, Classroom 8 - Reception to Follow

Distinguished IP Visitor brochure


“What is Right and Wrong with our Patent System”

a lecture given by Judge Alsup

United States District Court for the Northern District of California.


About Judge William Alsup

Judge William Alsup has served on the United States District Court for the Northern District of California for over 13 years. Recently he has presided over such notable cases as Therasense, Inc. v. Becton, Dickinson & Co.; Apple, Inc. v. Psystar Corp.; and Oracle America, Inc. v. Google, Inc. Prior to his appointment to the District Court in 1999, Judge Alsup served in the US Department of Justice as Special Counsel in the Antitrust Division, and as Assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States. Judge Alsup also worked in private practice for 26 years and served as a law clerk to the Honorable William O. Douglas, Supreme Court of the United States, 1971-1972. He received a B.S. from Mississippi State University in 1967, a J.D. from Harvard University in 1971, and an M.P.P. from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1971. The author of two books on the Sierra Nevada mountains, the judge was named in 1993 as an honorary California state park ranger for his work helping to conserve the mountain range.

This event is open to the public. No registration is necessary.


CLE: This program has applied for 1.0 general MCLE credit in Oregon and Washington.

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