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Hon. Randall R. Rader (ret.)

For over 25 years, Judge Rader has been a thought leader in the field of intellectual property law and jurisprudence. Judge Rader was appointed to the U. S. 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 U. S. Claims Court (now the U. S. Court of Federal Claims) by President Ronald W. Reagan in 1988. Since leaving the bench in 2014, Judge Rader has founded the Rader Group, initially focusing on arbitration, mediation, and legal consulting and legal education services. Judge Rader has presided over a major arbitration under ICC rules in Paris; conducted mediations to settle ongoing litigation; joined law faculty at Tsinghua University; conducted full-credit courses at leading law schools in Washington, D.C., Seattle, Santa Clara, Bangkok, Seoul, Tokyo, Munich; consulted with major corporations and law firms on IP policy and litigation; and advised foreign governments on international IP standards.