Speaker - Richard Gruner

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Prior to coming to John Marshall, Richard Gruner was on the faculty at the Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa, California, where, beginning in 1983, he taught courses in patent law, computers and law, corporate law, and white collar crime. Before joining academia, Professor Gruner was an inside counsel to the IBM Corporation. He has also served as a consultant to the U.S. Sentencing Commission concerning corporate sentencing standards. He is currently completing a Ph.D. program at the University of California, Irvine. Professor Gruner is the co-author of Intellectual Property in Business Organizations: Cases and Materials, a 2006 text that addresses the growing role of intellectual property in the founding, growth, and disposition of business enterprises, and Intellectual Property: Private Rights, the Public Interest, and the Regulation of Creative Activity, being published in 2007. His article on “Corporate Patents: Optimizing Organizational Responses to Innovation Opportunities and Invention Discoveries” was rated by the editors of Intellectual Property Law Review as “One of the Best Articles on Intellectual Property” published in 2005–2006.

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The Supreme Court Year in Review

10.27.06 | 01:31:46 min | 0 comments