Following a corporate patent career capped by a successful tenure as Chief IP Counsel and Director of the IP Department of the Ciba-Geigy Corporation in its American headquarters, upon retirement Professor Jorda moved into the academic world.

Academic Leadership:  At Franklin Pierce Law Center (now the University of New Hampshire) Prof. Jorda helped bolster the school’s leadership position in the patent world. He served as the David Rines Professor of Intellectual Property Law and Industrial Innovation and was Director of the Kenneth Germeshausen Center for the Law of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Close Relationship with Japan:  Professor Jorda was a global figure in the intellectual property world of the late twentieth century, and was particularly well known and respected in Japan where he held leadership positions in PIPA.

With great sadness,
Hal Wegner