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Alan Norman joins Wash U Law panel featuring Federal Circuit Chief Judge Randall Rader

January 14, 2013

Alan Norman, the co-chair of Thompson Coburn’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, will be a featured panelist at a Friday, Jan. 18, program featuring The Hon. Randall R. Rader, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Washington University School of Law is hosting the program.

Chief Judge Rader will present a lecture, “A View from the Federal Circuit: A Conversation with Chief Judge Randall R. Rader.” The panel discussion will follow, and will cover a number of current IP litigation issues and trends, which may include local patent rules, recently promulgated rules governing e-discovery, and appellate deference (or lack thereof) to trial court claim construction determinations.

Other panelists include the Hon. Audrey G. Fleissig of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Bryan Wheelock of Harness Dickey in St. Louis, and moderator Kevin Emerson Collins, a patent law professor at Washington University.

Alan Norman focuses his intellectual property practice on patent litigation at both the trial and appellate court levels. His litigation experience includes significant work representing clients in diverse technologies, including telecommunications, computer networks, software, and mechanical devices. He also has significant experience in inter partes and ex parte reexamination proceedings, and in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the mechanical arts.

The event is open to the public and will be held from 3 to 4:15 p.m. in the Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom of Anheuser-Busch Hall, with a reception to follow in Janite Lee Reading Room. The program is co-sponsored by the law school’s Intellectual Property & Technology Law Program, China Law Society, and Charles & Bunny Burson Student Activities Fund. It is eligible for 1 MCLE credit in Missouri.