Chatting With Ex-Fed. Circ. Chief About 101 And John Podesta

Law360, New York (November 3, 2017, 12:11 PM EDT) -- Former Federal Circuit Chief Judge Randall R. Rader sat down for a video interview with me the day before the 2016 presidential election. During the wide-ranging interview, Rader bemoaned the state of Section 101 jurisprudence after Bilski, stood by his characterization of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board as being “death squads killing property rights,” and spoke about his unlikely friendship with John Podesta, the former chairman of the 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign. Regardless of the topic, Rader’s well-known joie de vivre was evident throughout the interview.

Shortly after the interview, Rader publicly expressed interest in joining the Trump administration as...

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