Associate Professor of Law
AB, Brown University, 1999
MA, University of Chicago, 2000
JD, University of Chicago, 2003
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Jason Rantanen's teaching and writing interests are in the area of intellectual property law with an emphasis on patent law. During the 2013-14 academic year, he will teach Trademarks and Unfair Competition Law in the fall and Introduction to Intellectual Property and Patent Law in the spring. He also teaches a one-credit group tutorial that meets over the course of the year that focuses on recent developments in patent law. Professor Rantanen obtained his Master's Degree in History and JD from the University of Chicago, where he graduated with honors, served as a member of the University of Chicago Law Review, and was awarded the Order of the Coif.
Before coming to the College, he served as a law clerk to Judge William C. Bryson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Following his clerkship, he practiced with the firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP for six years, focusing on patent litigation, appeals, and counseling. Immediately prior to joining the College he was a Visiting Researcher at the University of California Hastings College of the Law. Professor Rantanen is the author of numerous articles on patent law doctrine and theory. His most recent work includes The Federal Circuit's New Obviousness Jurisprudence in the Stanford Journal of Law and Technology, Patent Law's Disclosure Requirement in the Loyola University of Chicago Law Journal, a review of Justice Scalia and Prof. Garner's book Reading Law in Landslide, and Unenforceability with Lee Petherbridge and Polk Wagner in the Washington and Lee Law Review. In addition, he is a co-author of the widely read law blog Patently-O.