Cue Biopharma Appoints Hon. Randall R. Rader to Chair Company’s Intellectual Property Committee

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cue Biopharma, Inc., (NASDAQ: CUE) an innovative immunotherapy company developing a novel, proprietary class of biologics engineered to selectively modulate the human immune system to treat cancer, autoimmune and chronic infectious diseases, announced today that the Honorable Randall R. Rader has agreed to serve as the Chair of the company's Intellectual Property Committee. 

“Judge Rader is a world-renowned expert and leader in intellectual property law. His tremendous knowledge, experience and strategic insights will help guide the development of our patent and trademark programs around the world,” said Daniel Passeri, M.Sc., J.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Cue Biopharma. "Having such a highly experienced and well-respected legal scholar and luminary help guide the progress of our IP portfolio underscores our commitment to increase shareholder value by protecting the leadership position of our Immuno-STAT Biologics™ platform.” 

“I am pleased to be working with Cue Biopharma during a period of strong growth for the Company,” said Judge Rader. “Cue Biopharma’s biologics platform holds tremendous potential as a breakthrough approach for selectively controlling the modulation of disease-associated T cells, and as such, the Company is developing a substantial and growing IP portfolio to protect it. I look forward to working closely with the leadership team to help establish and foster strong, worldwide protection of both the patent and trademark rights." 

For twenty-six years (1988 to 2014), Judge Rader served as a United States Federal trial and appellate judge. During that time, he served as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit from 1994 to 2014, including presiding as Chief Judge from 2010 to 2014. Throughout his tenure, Judge Rader authored pivotal decisions in nearly every area of patent and trademark law. He also conducted jury trials as a District Court Judge sitting by designation in California, New York, Texas and Illinois. 

Prior to entering the Federal Judiciary, Judge Rader served as the Chief Counsel (Majority and Minority) to the Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittees, where he contributed to important intellectual property legislation including the Bayh-Dole Act, the Hatch-Waxman Act, the Berne Convention Implementation Act, and the Federal Courts Improvement Act. From 1992 to present, Judge Rader has also taught law school as an Adjunct Professor of Patent Law and Comparative Patent Law at the University of Virginia, Georgetown University and the George Washington University. He also has taught law courses in Munich, Tokyo, Delhi, Taipei, London and Beijing, and currently serves on the Law School Faculty at Tsinghua University in Beijing. He is the author of a Patent Law casebook for West Publishing, the Fifth Edition of which is currently in press. 

Following his retirement from the Federal Judiciary in 2014, Judge Rader has served as an ICC arbitrator and recently helped establish the International Arbitration Center in Tokyo (IACT) bringing together dozens of the most qualified IP experts and former judges in the world from Europe, Korea, China, and Japan as well as the USA. 

About Cue Biopharma
Cue Biopharma is an innovative immunotherapy company developing a novel, proprietary class of biologics engineered to selectively modulate the human immune system to treat a broad range of cancers, autoimmune and chronic infectious diseases. We design biologics to engage and modulate the activity of disease-associated T cells in the patient’s body, with the goal of offering significant therapeutic benefits while potentially minimizing or eliminating unwanted side effects.

We believe our selective biologics allow us to target antigen-specific T cell populations in a variety of indications using a peptide – MHC complex for delivering T cell modulating effectors, such as IL-2. Once a biologic has been optimized, our approach offers the potential for readily exchanging peptides to target different T cell populations and indications using previously-validated drug frameworks developed from the Immuno-STATTM (Selective Targeting and Alteration of T cells) platform. This flexibility could truncate the drug selection and development process, moving effective therapeutics from discovery to clinical validation more rapidly and cost-efficiently than current industry standard timelines and costs.

Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, we are led by an experienced management team and scientific and clinical advisory board (SAB/CAB) with deep expertise in the design and clinical development of protein biologics, immunology and immuno-oncology.

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