I am very happy to announce that my fellow Patently-O author, Jason Rantanen, has accepted a tenure track position as an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Iowa College of Law. Professor Rantanen and I were classmates at The University of Chicago School of Law. He holds an MA in History from the University of Chicago and an AB from Brown where he double-majored in Biology and History. For the past year, Professor Rantanen has been a Visiting Researcher at the University of California Hastings School of Law in San Francisco. Prior to that, he litigated patents at the San Francisco firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP. Immediately following law school, he clerked for The Honorable William C. Bryson on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
In addition to his writings on Patently-O, Professor Rantanen has written several law review articles, including a fascinating empirical study of inequitable conduct cases currently being published in the Southern California Law Review (with Lee Petherbridge and Ali Mojibi).
Rantanen will be filling a spot that opened when Mark Janis left for his alma mater, Indiana. Rantanen's new Iowa colleagues will include one of the most highly respected and renowned IP/Antitrust scholars, Herbert Hovenkamp.
Congratulations to the new Professor!