Chief Judge Rader will step down from his Chief Position at Fed. Cir.
As of 2014-05-30, Chief Judge Rader steps down from position as Fed.
Cir.’s Chief. Judge Rader
will continue as CAFC judge. Judge
Sharon Prost will succeed.
レーダー氏は2014年5月30日付でCAFC判事長の職責を返上し、一判事として今後もCAFCで任務を継続される傍ら、ロースクールでの講義、世界各地での特許法のレクチャー等を今後より一層活発にされる予定とのことです。 レーダー氏は1990年に判事としてCAFCに参画され、2010年6月より現職の判事長の職責に就かれました。 レーダー氏の後はプロスト判事が判事長に就任される予定です。
RANDALL R. RADER was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the
Federal Circuit by President George H. W. Bush in 1990 and assumed the duties of
Chief Judge on June 1, 2010. He was appointed to the United States Claims Court
(now the U. S. Court of Federal Claims) by President Ronald W. Reagan in 1988.
Chief Judge Rader's most prized title may well be "Professor Rader."
As Professor, Chief Judge Rader has taught courses on patent law and other
advanced intellectual property courses at The George Washington University Law
School, University of Virginia School of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, the
Munich Intellectual Property Law Center, and other university programs in Tokyo,
Taipei, New Delhi, and Beijing. Due to the size and diversity of his classes,
Chief Judge Rader may have taught patent law to more students than anyone else.
Chief Judge Rader has also co-authored several texts including the most widely
used textbook on U. S. patent law, "Cases and Materials on Patent
Law," (St. Paul, Minn.: Thomson/West 3d ed. 2009) and "Patent Law in a
Nutshell," (St. Paul, Minn.: Thomson/West 2007) (translated into Chinese
and Japanese). Chief Judge Rader has won acclaim for leading dozens of
government and educational delegations to every continent (except Antarctica),
teaching rule of law and intellectual property law principles.
Chief Judge Rader has received many awards, including the Sedona Lifetime
Achievement Award for Intellectual Property Law, 2009; Distinguished Teaching
Awards from George Washington University Law School, 2003 and 2008 (by election
of the students); the Jefferson Medal from the New Jersey Intellectual Property
Law Association, 2003; the Distinguished Service Award from the Berkeley Center
for Law and Technology, 2003; the J. William Fulbright Award for Distinguished
Public Service from George Washington University Law School, 2000; and the
Younger Federal Lawyer Award from the Federal Bar Association, 1983. Before
appointment to the Court of Federal Claims, Chief Judge Rader served as Minority
and Majority Chief Counsel to Subcommittees of the U.S. Senate Committee on the
Judiciary. From 1975 to 1980, he served as Counsel in the House of
Representatives for representatives serving on the Interior, Appropriations, and
Ways and Means Committees. He received a B.A. in English from Brigham Young
University in 1974 and a J.D. from George Washington University Law School in
SHARON PROST, Circuit Judge
SHARON PROST was appointed by President George W. Bush in
2001. Prior to her appointment, Judge Prost served as Minority Chief Counsel,
Deputy Chief Counsel, and Chief Counsel of the Committee on the Judiciary,
United States Senate from 1993 to 2001. She also served as Chief Labor Counsel
(Minority), Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources from 1989 to 1993. She
was Assistant Solicitor, Associate Solicitor, and Acting Solicitor of the
National Labor Relations Board from 1984 to 1989. She was an Attorney at the
Internal Revenue Service from 1983 to 1984, and Field Attorney at the Federal
Labor Relations Authority from 1980 to 1983. Judge Prost also served as Labor
Relations Specialist/Auditor at the United States General Accounting Office from
1976 to 1980 and Labor Relations Specialist at the United States Civil Service
Commission from 1973 to 1976. Judge Prost received a B.S. from Cornell
University in 1973, an M.B.A. from George Washington University in 1975, a J.D.
from the Washington College of Law, American University in 1979, and an LL.M.
from George Washington University School of Law in 1984.