Karl F. Jorda
retired as the David Rines Professor of Intellectual Property Law as well as the Director of the Germeshausen Center for the Law of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Franklin Pierce Law Center on June 30, 2009. Dean John Hutson appointed Professor Jorda as Emeritus Professor with lifetime tenure.
Jorda taught primarily Technology Licensing and IP Management. Before joining Pierce Law in 1989, he was Chief IP Counsel for 26 years at CIBA-GEIGY. He is a frequent speaker in IP programs in foreign countries under e.g. WIPO, USAID, USIA, IESC, etc. auspices, having lectured in 41 countries. He was President of the Pacific Intellectual Property Association (PIPA) and the NYIPLA and served on the Boards of Directors of AIPLA, ABA-IPL Section, INTA, IPO, ACPC and AIPPI-American Group. Professor Jorda is the recipient of the 1996 Jefferson Medal of the NJIPLA and the 1989 PIPA medal for “Outstanding Contributions to International Cooperation in the Intellectual Property Field.”
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