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
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.