A Conversation with Judge William Bryson of the Federal Circuit: Perspectives on Patent Litigation and Clerking
February 26, 2013 | 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Penn Law Intellectual Property Group (PIPG) is proud to host Federal Circuit Judge William C. Bryson for a discussion on patent litigation in the U.S. and before the Federal Circuit. He will also recount his path to the bench and offer clerkship advice for students. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from a distinguished circuit judge about working in a specialty court!
WILLIAM C. BRYSON was appointed by President William J. Clinton in 1994. Prior to his appointment, Judge Bryson was with the United States Department of Justice from 1978 to 1994. During that period, he served as an Assistant to the Solicitor General [1978-79], Chief of the Appellate Section of the Criminal Division [1979-83], Counsel to the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section [1983-86], Deputy Solicitor General [1986-94], Acting Solicitor General [1989 and 1993], and Acting Associate Attorney General . He was an Associate at the Washington, DC law firm of Miller, Cassidy, Larroca and Lewin from 1975 to 1978. Judge Bryson served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Henry J. Friendly, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1973 to 1974, and as Law Clerk to the Honorable Thurgood Marshall, Supreme Court of the United States, from 1974 to 1975. Judge Bryson received an A.B. from Harvard College in 1969 and a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1973.