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Chief Judge Rader's Contribution to Comparative Patent Law


Toshiko Takenaka


University of Washington - School of Law

June 1, 2012

Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 379-404, 2012
University of Washington School of Law Research Paper, No. 2013-23

Abstract:     
Chief Judge Rader influences patent jurisprudence in other nations through his interaction with judges and lawyers from these jurisdictions. He also uses the comparative method to gain insights from experiences in these jurisdictions to improve U.S. patent jurisprudence. This Article discusses opinions authored by Chief Judge Rader from the comparative law perspective. It discusses his influence on European and Japanese patent jurisprudence in the three areas: the (I) patent eligibility, (II) nonobviousness, and (III) enablement-written description requirements. Judge Rader likewise used his knowledge of foreign jurisprudence to interpret U.S. patent statutes and to develop doctrines in these areas.

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Keywords: Federal Circuit, courts, judges, intellectual property, comparative law, foreign law

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Date posted: June 26, 2013  

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Takenaka, Toshiko, Chief Judge Rader's Contribution to Comparative Patent Law (June 1, 2012). Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 379-404, 2012; University of Washington School of Law Research Paper, No. 2013-23. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2285063

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Toshiko Takenaka (Contact Author)
University of Washington - School of Law ( email )
William H. Gates Hall
Box 353020
Seattle, WA 98105-3020
United States

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