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Craig A. Nard

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B.A. 1987 (Washington & Jefferson)
J.D. 1990 (Capital)
LL.M. 1995
J.S.D. 1999 (Columbia)

Craig A. Nard is the Tom J.E. and Bette Lou Walker Professor of Law and the founding director of the Center for Law, Technology and the Arts at Case Western Reserve University of Law. 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. Craig 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. Craig has published in various law reviews, including the Northwestern Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Minnesota Law Review, Illinois Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, Review of Law & Economics, William & 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 2008), Fundamentals of United States Intellectual Property Law, (Kluwer Law International 2006) (with Halpern and Port) and The Law of Intellectual Property (Aspen Publishing) (2005) (with Madison and Barnes). Craig 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.


  • Patent Law: Concepts and Insights (Foundation Press 2005)(w/ R.P. Wagner)
  • The Law of Intellectual Property (Aspen 2005)(w/ D. Barnes and M. Madison)
  • Principles of Patent Law (Foundation Press 2004 - 3rd ed) (w/ D. Chisum, H. Schwartz, P. Newman, and F.S. Kieff)
  • Constitutionalizing Patents: From Venice to Philadelphia (w/ A. Morriss)


  • Legal Forms and the Common Law of Patents, Boston University Law Review.
  • Fundamentals of United States Intellectual Property Law, (Kluwer Law International 2005 - 2nd ed) (w/ S. Halpern and K. Port)
  • In Defense of Geographic Disparity, 88 Minnesota Law Rreview 221 (2003)
  • Toward a Cautious Approach to Obeisance: The Role of Scholarship in Patent Law Jurisprudence, 39 Houston Law Review 101 (2002)
  • A Theory of Claim Interpretation, 14 Harvard Journal Of Law & Technology 1 (2000)