IPWatchdog Review of “Dialogue Between the Bench and Bar”


IPWatchdog.com recently published an article reviewing the “Dialogue Between the Bench and Bar” panel featuring Chief Judge Rader at this year’s Patent Law Institute. The article entitled, “Chief Judge Rader Takes on Lobbying White House and SCOTUS”, was written by Gene Quinn, the IPWatchdog.com blogger, Practice Center Contributor, and panelist at the Patent Law Institute.  Gene describes the interaction between the panelists who were not interested in “pulling punches” with each other. According to Quinn’s article,

The discussion was lively, perhaps even explosive.  You could nearly see sparks fly when Chief Judge Rader continued to pepper Waxman with question after question about his opinion on the propriety of parties lobbying the White House in order to obtain a favorable amici brief from the Department of Justice.  Rader zeroed in on the slippery slope and obviously is not pleased with the mixing of law and politics, saying: “this is a cause for concern… Politics and law have a divide.”

To read the article, “Chief Judge Rader Takes on Lobbying White House and SCOTUS”, click here.

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