Guest Post by Ted Sichelman, Professor, University of San Diego School of Law
Aside from his international and national speaking tours, Chief Judge Rader recently embarked on a musical “tour” with his band, DeNovo. After playing a few IP-related events and a recent Federal Circuit holiday party, DeNovo—which also includes Professor Sean O’Connor of the University of Washington and Matthew Bryan of WIPO—is hitting the big time by playing at the House of Blues in downtown San Diego on Thursday, January 19. Bands from NuVasive and Qualcomm will open, and Dean for IP Studies at George Washington School of Law and former SG of the USPTO, John Whealan will MC. The bands are performing as part of University of San Diego’s Second Annual Patent Law Conference (click here for more info), taking place Friday, January 20. Chief Judge Rader will give the keynote address—other panelists include Judge Marilyn Huff, Judge Janis Sammartino, and Magistrate Judge Cathy Ann Bencivengo (Southern District of California), as well as Professors Colleen Chien, Mark Lemley, Robert Merges, Shine Tu, and John Whealan, and distinguished local attorneys.