Arbitration and Mediation


World Institute for Judicial Studies

The Rader Group, PLLC


Randall R. Rader


Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (2010-2014)
Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (1990-2010)
Federal Trial Judge, United States Claims Court (later Court of Federal Claims) (1988-1990)
Chief Counsel, Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittees (1980-1988)
Counsel, House of Representatives, Interior and Ways and Means Committees (1975-1980)

For over 25 years, Judge Rader has been a leading thought leader in the field of intellectual property law and jurisprudence. His work as Chief Judge, his publications and his work teaching patent law globally to students, judges and government officials has left an indelible mark on the field of IP law and the protection of IP rights throughout the world. .

Judge Rader was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit by President George H. W. Bush in 1990 and assumed the duties of Chief Judge on June 1, 2010.
He was appointed to the United States Claims Court (now the U. S. Court of Federal Claims) by
President Ronald W. Reagan in 1988. Before appointment to the Court of Federal Claims, former Chief Judge Rader served as Minority and Majority Chief Counsel to Subcommittees of the U.S.
Senate Committee on the Judiciary. From 1975 to 1980, he served as Counsel in the House of
Representatives for representatives serving on the Interior, Appropriations, and Ways and Means Committees. Judge Rader stepped down from Chief Judge position on May 30, 2014 and retired from the bench on June 30, 2014.

Since leaving the bench, Judge Rader has founded the Rader Group, focusing on arbitration, mediation, and legal consulting and legal education services. Since 2014, Judge Rader has presiding over major arbitration under UCC rules in Paris; conducted mediations to settle ongoing litigation; joined law faculty at Tsinghua University; conducted full-credit course at leading law schools in D.C., Seattle, Santa Clara, Bangkok, Seoul, Tokyo, Munich, consulted with major corporations and law firms on IP policy and litigation, and advised foreign governments on international IP standards. He continues to advocate improvements in innovation policy through speaking engagements worldwide.


I was honored to have served as a Judge at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit for 24 years and have over 40 years of combined experience in the federal judiciary and legislature. I have authored hundreds of appellate opinions on intellectual property issues, have presided over numerous IP trials, and have led and/or participated in over sixty US delegations to foreign countries on IP issues. I bring all this experience to bear at The Rader Group, where I provide IP dispute resolution services and counsel/educate on IP issues. In particular patent valuation is a strong point for me and my group.

The Rader Group provides three primary services:

1. Strengthening IP applications and improving IP protection and revenue;
2. Consulting to assist Asian companies’ entry and performance in the US market and vice versa for US companies confronting IP opportunities in Asia;
3. Educational conferences and meetings to address “cutting edge” IP topics in every world legal and economic market.
The Rader Group assembles top talent to address critical IP issues in any jurisdiction in the world.