Arti K. Rai

Prof. Arti K. Rai

Elvin R. Latty Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law

Arti Rai, Elvin R. Latty Professor of Law and co-Director, Duke Law Center for Innovation Policy, is an internationally recognized expert in intellectual property (IP) law, administrative law, and health policy. Rai has also taught at Harvard, Yale, and the University of Pennsylvania law schools.  Rai's research on IP law and policy in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and software has been funded by NIH, the Kauffman Foundation, and the Woodrow Wilson Center. She has published over 50 articles, essays, and book chapters on IP law, administrative law, and health policy.  Her publications have appeared in both peer-reviewed journals and law reviews, including Science, the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of Legal Studies, Nature Biotechnology, and the Columbia, Georgetown, and Northwestern law reviews. She is the editor of Intellectual Property Law and Biotechnology: Critical Concepts (Edward Elgar, 2011) and the co-author of a 2012 Kauffman Foundation monograph on cost-effective health care innovation.

From 2009-2010, Rai served as the Administrator of the Office of External Affairs at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). As External Affairs Administrator, Rai led policy analysis of the patent reform legislation that ultimately became the America Invents Act and worked to establish the USPTO’s Office of the Chief Economist. Prior to that time, she had served on President-Elect Obama’s transition team reviewing the USPTO.  Prior to entering academia, Rai clerked for the Honorable Marilyn Hall Patel of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California; was a litigation associate at Jenner & Block (doing patent litigation as well as other litigation); and was a litigator at the Federal Programs Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Division.

Rai regularly testifies before Congress and relevant administrative bodies on IP law and policy issues and regularly advises federal agencies on IP policy issues raised by the research that they fund. She is a member of the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research and of an Expert Advisory Council to the Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency (DARPA). Rai is a public member of the Administrative Conference of the United States, a member of the American Law Institute, and co-chair of the IP Committee of the Administrative Law Section of the ABA. Rai is currently a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Strategies for Responsible Sharing of Clinical Trial Data and has served on, or as a reviewer for, numerous National Academies of Science committees. In 2011, Rai won the World Technology Network Award for Law.

Rai graduated from Harvard College, magna cum laude, with a degree in biochemistry and history (history and science), attended Harvard Medical School for the 1987-1988 academic year, and received her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1991.  Rai's moot court team at Harvard Law School won Best Brief and Team honors at the school's prestigious Ames Moot Court Competition.



2017 National Lawyers Convention

Administrative Agencies and the Regulatory State

The Mayflower Hotel
Washington, DC 20036
Speakers: Neil GorsuchDonald McGahnJefferson B. SessionsR. Alexander AcostaJonathan H. AdlerJohn S. BakerAditya BamzaiRachel BarkowSteven G. CalabresiDaniel A. CraneGregory DolinSusan E. DudleyJohn C. EastmanTheodore H. FrankDeborah A. GarzaHeather K. GerkenStephen GillersC. Boyden GrayMichael S. GrevePhilip A. HamburgerJohn C. HarrisonLisa HeinzerlingGail HeriotPeter KirsanowDonald J. KochanGary LawsonRoslyn LaytonVictoria A. LipnicJennifer L. MascottJohn O. McGinnisGillian E. MetzgerMichael B. MukaseyKen PaxtonRobert V. PercivalArti K. RaiNeomi RaoRonald D. RotundaHal S. ScottTheodore M. ShawRodney SmollaIlya SominRobert Greene SternePeter L. StraussJeffrey S. SuttonStuart S. TaylorGeorge J. TerwilligerKate Comerford ToddJonathan R. TurleyEugene VolokhPeter J. WallisonEdward WhelanKeith E. WhittingtonArthur E. WilmarthWilliam H. PryorDavid M. McIntoshF. Scott KieffDavid StrasDiane S. SykesRachel L. BrandNathan A. SalesDavid BarronA. Raymond RandolphG. Barry AndersonKevin C. NewsomJohn F. DuffyMichael W. McConnellR. Shep MelnickMichael P. VandenberghPaulette BrownBrendan Thomas CarrHeather ChildsNicholas GealeAdam GelbRobert HanniganAugust HanningJonathan S. KanterPaul Alan LevyLibby LockePhilip A. MiscimarraMark L. RienziMelissa Rogers
Topics: Federalism & Separation of Powers
Sponsors: Washington DC Lawyers ChapterDC Young Lawyers ChapterCapitol Hill ChapterAdministrative Law & Regulation Practice GroupCivil Rights Practice GroupCorporations, Securities & Antitrust Practice GroupCriminal Law & Procedure Practice GroupEnvironmental Law & Property Rights Practice GroupFederalism & Separation of Powers Practice GroupFinancial Services & E-Commerce Practice GroupFree Speech & Election Law Practice GroupIntellectual Property Practice GroupInternational & National Security Law Practice GroupLabor & Employment Law Practice GroupLitigation Practice GroupProfessional Responsibility & Legal Education Practice GroupReligious Liberties Practice GroupTelecommunications & Electronic Media Practice Group
2015 National Lawyers Convention

2015 National Lawyers Convention

The Role of Congress

The Mayflower Hotel
Washington, DC 20036
Speakers: Jan CrawfordDavid B. RivkinBrian H. HookDavid B. SentelleJohn O. McGinnisRichard A. EpsteinWilliam H. PryorFrançois-Henri BriardTuan SamahonKaren Shaw PetrouJoan LarsenNeal K. KatyalJohn G. MalcolmAkhil Reed AmarJames L. BuckleyNicholas Quinn RosenkranzMichael S. PaulsenJames A. SonneDavid S. OlsonMiguel EstradaJohn F. DuffyJ.W. VerretStephen R. KleinMichael S. LeeKeith BlackwellScott WalkerNeal E. DevinsGeorge F. WillScott PruittMatthew Lee WienerMike J. RogersTara HelfmanBettina PoirierNeil ChatterjeeMichael P. TremoglieJeanne M. HauchRobert QuinnMark SchneiderPaul RyanBenjamin H. FriedmanSalen ChuriMichael HunterA. Raymond RandolphMichael S. GreveJohn S. BakerC. Boyden GrayDiarmuid F. O'ScannlainFrank H. EasterbrookGeorge J. TerwilligerLouis FisherJonathan R. TurleyJohn C. EastmanHans A. von SpakovskyCarlos T. BeaRobert P. GeorgeWilliam KristolJerry E. SmithMichael A. CarvinJohn N. RaudabaughMichael UhlmannWilliam P. MarshallAlex KozinskiEugene VolokhF. Scott KieffArti K. RaiBrett M. KavanaughNeomi RaoEdith H. JonesDavid StrasCraig S. LernerEric R. ClaeysTim LynchOrrin HatchRichard PildesDavid S. SchoenbrodWilliam L. SaundersDavid B. MuhlhausenBill SamuelAndrew GrossmanThomas B. GriffithJ.W VerretTom A. CoburnRobert P. YoungGillian E. MetzgerSteven CollotonTodd PettysChristopher C. DeMuthPhil GrammTom CottonDarpana ShethTodd P. GravesEdward T. KangSandra AistarsStephen CrimminsColin DueckSteven J. DuffieldRaymond GruenderFrances E. LeeGordon LloydDavid MayhewRobert L. WoodsonPeter R. ZeidenbergHoward L. BermanJames W. CeaserPete RickettsNathan DealSam BrownbackEarl W. ComstockRoslyn LaytonFrank MedinaNicholas A. RobinsonAdam LaxaltKirsten PowersArthur LoevyNeil Eggleston
Topics: Federalism & Separation of Powers
Sponsors: Washington DC Lawyers ChapterDC Young Lawyers ChapterAdministrative Law & Regulation Practice GroupCivil Rights Practice GroupCorporations, Securities & Antitrust Practice GroupCriminal Law & Procedure Practice GroupEnvironmental Law & Property Rights Practice GroupFederalism & Separation of Powers Practice GroupFinancial Services & E-Commerce Practice GroupFree Speech & Election Law Practice GroupIntellectual Property Practice GroupInternational & National Security Law Practice GroupLabor & Employment Law Practice GroupLitigation Practice GroupProfessional Responsibility & Legal Education Practice GroupReligious Liberties Practice GroupTelecommunications & Electronic Media Practice Group
2008 National Lawyers Convention

2008 National Lawyers Convention

The Mayflower Hotel 1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
Speakers: David E. BernsteinFrançois-Henri BriardStephen B. BurbankMeryl J. ChertoffWalter E. DellingerBert ElyRichard A. EpsteinMiguel EstradaThomas F. FarrCharles Gardner GeyhT. Jeremy GunnDennis G. JacobsNeal K. KatyalWilliam K. KelleyWilliam J. KilbergNelson LundJonathan R. MaceyKenneth L. MarcusDon MartensJohn O. McGinnisThomas W. MerrillJames A. ParettiRobert S. PeckCarter G. PhillipsWilliam H. PryorJeremy A. RabkinDaniel E. ReidyDavid B. RivkinNicholas Quinn RosenkranzDavid B. SentelleKenneth W. StarrJohn TaylorLarry D. ThompsonRobert TroutH. Thomas WellsJ. Harvie WilkinsonJohn C. DernbachKevin J. MartinEdmund KitchMichael W. McConnellDavid ReinhardRobert A. LevyJonathan H. AdlerPaul S. AtkinsJohn S. BakerStephen BainbridgeCarlos T. BeaLillian R. BeVierRonald A. CassPaul D. ClementCharles J. CooperWalter DellingerIFrank H. EasterbrookJohn C. EastmanWilliam N. EskridgeAlice FisherMerrick B. GarlandRichard W. GarnettGregory G. GarreT GunnSteven F. HaywardArthur D. HellmanKristin HickmanGregory G. KatsasBrett M. KavanaughF. Scott KieffAndrew KoppelmanJames LindgrenWilliam P. MarshallClark NeilyEileen J. O'ConnorDiarmuid F. O'ScannlainAlex J. PollockLucas A. PoweRandall R. RaderArti K. RaiA. Raymond RandolphBill SamuelWilliam L. SaundersHarold F. SeeJerry E. SmithDavid StrasJeffrey S. SuttonDiane S. SykesGeorge J. TerwilligerAdam ThiererTimothy M. TymkovichEugene VolokhPeter J. WallisonH WellsJ WilkinsonIAdam WinklerJohn C. YooTodd ZywickiAndrew J. RedleafScott M. PolakoffDouglas H. GinsburgRandy MossJeffrey RosenAntonin ScaliaMichael ChertoffRoger PilonRobert F. SchiffHolly B. Fechner