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Lecture on Patent System By 2012-13 Distinguished Intellectual Property Visitor

December 20, 2012

    Lewis & Clark’s Distinguished Intellectual Property Visitor for 2012-13, will deliver a public lecture on “What is Right and Wrong with our Patent System.”  The lecture is open to the public, and will take place on February 4th at 6:00pm at the law school.

   Judge Alsup has served on the United States District Court for the Northern District of California for over 13 years.  Judge Alsup has recently 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 worked in private practice for 26 years, and served as a law clerk in 1971-72 to the Honorable William O. Douglas, Supreme Court of the United States.  Judge Alsup received his BS from Mississippi State University in 1967, his JD from Harvard University in 1971, and his M.P.P. from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1971.

    Judge Alsup is the author of two books on the Sierra Nevada mountains, and 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.  This program has applied for 1.0 general MCLE credit in Oregon and Washington.

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