Craig A. Nard

Galen J. Roush Professor of of Law
School of Law
Director
Spangenberg Center for Law, Technology & the Arts
School of Law

Craig A. Nard is the Galen J. Roush Professor of Law and the Director of the Spangenberg Center for Law, Technology & the Arts. He is also a Senior Lecturer at the World Intellectual Property Organization Academy at the University of Torino, Italy, and Principal Advisor to the Center for Studies and Research in Intellectual Property in Calcutta, India.

Nard practiced intellectual property law in Dallas, Texas prior to becoming the Julius Silver Fellow in Law, Science, and Technology at Columbia University School of Law. After his fellowship, he clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. for the Honorable Helen W. Nies, and then the Honorable Giles S. Rich. Nard has published in various law reviews, including the Northwestern Law ReviewGeorgetown Law JournalMinnesota Law ReviewIllinois Law ReviewBoston University Law ReviewIndiana Law JournalHarvard Journal of Law & TechnologyReview of Law & EconomicsWilliam & Mary Law Review and the Wake Forest Law Review. He is also the author of the patent law casebook, The Law of Patents (Aspen Publishers 3d Ed. 2014), and The Law of Intellectual Property (Aspen Publishing - 4th Ed. (2014) (with Madison and McKenna).

In 2014-15, Nard was voted "Professor of the Year" by the First-Year law school class. This award is given to those professors who best contributed to the first year law school learning experience.

Nard served as member of the Northern District of California Advisory Committee on Model Patent Jury Instructions appointed by the Honorable Ronald M. Whyte of the Northern District of California. He is licensed to practice before the Patent and Trademark Office and is a member of the Texas bar.

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Doctor of Juridical Science
Columbia University
1999
Juris Doctor
Capital University
1990
Master of Laws
Columbia University
1995
Bachelor of Arts
Washington & Jefferson University
1987