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Federal Judge to Speak at UNH Law on Patent Reform

Judge Arthur J. Gajarsa of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit will speak about the America Invents Act at UNH Law on Tuesday, March 20.Judge Arthur Gajarsa

Judge Gajarsa has accepted an invitation to become the law school’s first Distinguished Jurist in Residence: Last year, he stepped down from active duty on the court and assumed senior status. This will be his first of three planned lectures on patent reform this year at the University of New Hampshire School of Law's Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property.

Judge Gajarsa began his career as a patent examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, served as a law clerk for Judge Joseph McGarraghy on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and worked as an attorney in the Department of Defense, specializing in defense systems analysis and intellectual property rights. He also served as Special Counsel and Assistant to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs at the Department of the Interior from 1969 to 1971. He was nominated for appointment to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit 1997 by President Bill Clinton.

The lecture will take place on March 20, 2012 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in room 282 at the law school. To reserve a seat, please RSVP to by March 17, 2012.