Speaker Services

Raymond Van Dyke has been a speaker hundreds of times. He regularly teaches classes on intellectual property law and other topics at universities, on behalf of the State Department to visiting dignitaries and ambassadors, to various bar groups, and other contexts. (Above Raymond Van Dyke with the late Judge Paul Luckern during one of several tours speaking on U.S. Trade Law in China.)

He teaches a full course and/or short courses on various subjects.  The following are a few of his current topics that can be modified for engineers, lawyers, business people, inventors, civic groups, and other non-lawyers : 

  •  An overview of intellectual property  
  •  The histories of technology and Intellectual Property laws
  •  The History of the U.S. Patent system
  •  Software patenting
  •  Nanotechnology Law and Ethics
  •  The America Invents Act
  •  Current issues in patent, copyright and licensing
  • Trademark issues
  •  U.S. Intellectual Property Law for Foreigners
  •  Protecting Intellectual Property Rights Internationally 
  • The path of invention — overcoming roadblocks
  • Topics for Young Inventors

 

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Here is a short speech Ray gave at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Department of Computer Science on the occasion of the department’s 50th anniversary. 

The lists below are categorized by years. Please hit the “read more” button at the bottom of each section for a fuller listing of speeches. Many community, school and other appearances are not listed for space considerations. 

For a list of publications, TV and media interviews, or information on workshops, training, and coaching, please see the drop down menu under Speaker Services. 

Speeches 2016 – 2018

Featured Speaker, “Intellectual Property in 2018: the Basic Tools for you to know,” the Bar Association for Montgomery County, Annual Meeting, Rockville, Maryland, May 4, 2018.

Featured Speaker, Inspiring Stories of American Creativity, www. WERA. fm 96.7 broadcast radio station interview with host John Craig, March 29, 2018.

CLE Program Speaker, “A Primer on Intellectual Property: The Basic Tools for You to Know,” the Bar Association for Montgomery County, Annual Meeting, Rockville, Maryland, February 1, 2018.

Speaker, “Intellectual Property and Patent Prosecution for Scientists,” Graduate Program course,Advanced Studies in the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, January 29, 2018.

Speaker, “Oil States and the Constitutionality of IPR,” Inventors Network of the Capital Area, Reston, Virginia, January 22, 2018.

Featured Speaker, “Top Ten IP Issues 2017,” the Bar Association for Montgomery County, Annual Meeting, Rockville, Maryland, December 7, 2017.

Panelist, “ROI and Intellectual Property” 2017 Return on Investment Symposium, Department of Defense, Defense Health Agency (DHA), Military Health System, NOAA Auditorium and Science Center, Silver Spring, Maryland, October 11, 2017.

Speeches 2014-2015

Featured Speaker, “The Basics of Intellectual Property: Patents, Part 2,” the Bar Association for Montgomery County, Rockville, Maryland, December 1, 2015. 

Featured Speaker, “The Basics of Intellectual Property: Patents, Part 1,” the Bar Association for Montgomery County, Rockville, Maryland, November 11, 2015.

Featured Speaker, “The Basics of Intellectual Property,” the Bar Association for Montgomery County, Rockville, Maryland, October 6, 2015.

Featured Speaker, “Patent Legislation 2015,” Inventors Network of the Capital Area, Falls Church, Virginia, May 18, 2015.

Reunion Speaker, “Lions, Tigers and Patent Trolls Oh My!,” University of North Carolina, School of Law, Van Hecke-Wettach Building, Alumni Weekend CLE program, Chapel Hill, North Carolina (substitute for Prof. John Conley), May 2, 2015.

Speaker, “The Evolving Protection of Software Innovation,” University of North Carolina, Computer Science Department, 50thAnniversary Symposium, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, May 2, 2015.

Speeches 2012-2013

Moderator and Speaker, “Second Annual Forum on Patents and the Public Good,” Licensing Executives Society, with former Chief Judge Paul Michel, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Professor Adam Mossoff of George Mason University, and Teresa Stanek Rea, former Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property & Former Acting Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Washington, DC, December 4, 2013.

Workshop Instructor, with Kathy Rosa of Shenandoah Consulting, Licensing Executives Society (LES) introductory intellectual property licensing course, “PDS 100: Commercializing Technology through the Power of IP Licensing,” “Intellectual Property Law Basics,” “Basics of IP Commercialization & Licensing,” “Determining Reasonable Licensing Fees and Royalty Rates,” and “Managing Risk,” Washington, DC, October 8, 2013.

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Television Commentator, Bloomberg Television, In the Loop with Betty Liu Show, interview with Megan Hughes, on “The Apple versus Samsung Patent Wars,” August 9, 2013.

Speeches 2009-2011

Moderator, New Patent Reform: the Impact of the AIA, Licensing Executives Society, December 16, 2011.

Webinar Featured Speaker, “Patent Licensing and Legal Conflicts,” Licensing Executives Society, December 14, 2011. 

Moderator and Speaker, Valuation and Damages Course, “Perspectives of the Value of Intellectual Property in the Twenty First Century, and the Impact of the 2011 America Invents Act,” Licensing Executives Society, Washington, DC, December 7, 2011.

Moderator and Speaker, “Patent Eligibility and Indefiniteness,” American Intellectual Property Law Association, Washington, DC, October 20, 2011.

Featured Speaker, “Perspectives of the Value of Intellectual Property in the Twenty First Century, and the Impact of the 2011 America Invents Act,” Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA, October 18, 2011.

Moderator and Speaker, “Patent Reform: Paradigms Lost,” Licensing Executives Society, with Former Chief Federal Circuit Judge Paul Michel, Washington, DC, October 14, 2011.

Featured Speaker, “Patent Reform: Bane or Boon?” Inventors Network of the Capital Area, Falls Church, Virginia. Presentation with Adam Mossoff, Professor of Law at George Mason University, Tysons Corner, VA, July 18, 2011.

Speeches 2006-2008

Moderator, panel on “Bilski, Nuitjen and Beyond: Section 101 in the Crosshairs,” Licensing Executives Society, Greater Washington DC Chapter, June 26, 2008.

Faculty Presentation, “Intellectual Property in the Twenty-First Century,” Texas Tech University, Department of Engineering, Lubbock, TX, April 11-12, 2008.

Faculty Presentation, “The Ethics of the Nanotechnology Movement,” Texas Tech University, Department of Engineering, Lubbock, TX, April 12, 2008.

Faculty Presentation, “Trade Secrets and Antitrust,” Southern Methodist University, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Dallas, TX, March 1, 2008.

Keynote Speaker, “Intellectual Property in the Twenty-First Century,” International Visitor Leadership Program, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC, January 31, 2008 (keynote address to over two dozen international dignitaries from across the world).

Moderator, panel on “Budgeting: How to Get Your Bills Paid Promptly,” American Intellectual Property Law Association, Phoenix, AZ, January 25, 2008.

Speaker, “Update on Issues in Nanotechnology: the Science and Ethics,” American Intellectual Property Law Association, Emerging Technology Committee, Washington, DC, January 25, 2008.

Speeches 2003-2005

Faculty Member, “The History of Technology and Law: From Fire to Fiber Optics,” Southern Methodist University, Department of Computer Science and Engineering,     October 21, 2005.

Featured Speaker, “The Social and Ethical Dimensions of the Nanotechnology Movement,” Southern Methodist University, Maguire Center of Ethics, October, 20, 2005.

Legal Commentator, “Intellectual Property Update,” Defenders of Property Rightsshow on Rightalk.com Internet radio, June 16, 2005.

Faculty Member, “Regulations and Marketing of Biomedical Devices: Legal and Ethical Challenges,” Third International Conference on Ethical Issues in Biomedical Engineering, Rochester, New York, June 6, 2005.

Faculty Member, “East Meets West: Comparisons of United States and Chinese Patent Systems,” American Intellectual Property Law Association, IP Practice in the Far East Committee and the China Intellectual Property Society (CIPS) Joint Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, May 10, 2005.

Faculty Member and Conference Co-chair, “Bioinformatics: the Intersection of the Life Sciences and Information Technology” and “Pharmacogenomics: the Power of Genomic Information,” 2005 World Computer and Internet Congress, Computer Law Association, Washington, DC, May 6, 2005.

Speeches 1996-2002

Speaker, “Biotechnology and Traditional Knowledge,” American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C., October 30, 2002.

Speaker, “Intellectual Property Rights: a U.S. Perspective,” Post Graduate Degree Program in Intellectual Property for the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland, in Washington, D.C., October 18, 2002.

Speaker, “Intellectual Property Issues in Developing Countries,” George Washington University, Department of International Business, Washington, D.C., October 8, 2002.

Legal Commentator, “The Long and Winding Road of Equivalents: the Relevance of Festo to United Kingdom Practitioners,” Speaker on U.S. law for a seminar sponsored by The Chartered Institute of Patent Agents, London, England, September 18, 2002.

Legal Commentator, “Intellectual Property Issues within Universities,” Eye on the Internetshow on KRLD, Dallas, TX, May 20, 2002.

Legal Commentator, “The Balance Between Pharmaceutical Patents and the Public Good,” John Dvorak’s Silicon Spintelevision show on TechTV, broadcasted on February 19, 2002.

Faculty Member, “Legal Issues Concerning Internet Startups,” El negotio de las Technologias de Información en las Americas: Una actualización al año 2002/The IT business in the Americas: An update toward year 2002, Computer Law Association, Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 30, 2001.

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