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Harold Claus Wegner, American lawyer, educator, consultant. Bar: Virginia 1969, District of Columbia 1971, United States Supreme Court 1980, United States Court Appeals (federal circuit) 1982.


Wegner, Harold Claus was born on August 9, 1943 in Evanston, Illinois, United States. Son of Helmuth A. and Cordelia E. (Claussen) Wegner.


Northwestern University (Bachelor of Arts, 1965). Georgetown University Law Center (Juris Doctor, 1969).


Worked at Foley & Lardner. Admitted to the bar, 1969, Virginia. 1971, United States. Supreme Court.

Registered to practice before United States. Patent and Trademark Office (Not admitted DC). Research Fellow: Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright and Competition Law, 1974-1976.

Kyoto University Law Faculty, Kyoto, Japan, 1977. Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University, 1983-1989. Professor of Law, George Washington University National Law Center, 1991—.

Examiner, United States. Patent Office, 1965-1969. Director, dean Dinwoody Center for Intellectual Property Studies, 1992—.


Member of American Bar Association (chairman section subcommittee 1982-1982, 1986-1987), World Intellectual Property Organization, Committee Experts Patent Harmonization, Intellectual Property Owners Inc., Federation Internationale des Conseils en Propriete Industrielle, International Patent and Trademark Association (chairman employed inventors law 1982-1985, patent harmonization committee since 1985), American Intellectual Property Law Association (chairman international committee 1978-1979, chairman haas amicus committee 1978, chairman chemical practice committee 1982-1985, board directors 1985-1988), Virginia State Bar (chairman section 1979-1980).


Married Barbara A. Mock Wegner, December 18, 1975. Children: Kirsten Birgit, Peter Christopher.