Friday, November 7, 2014
Georgetown Law and the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology are proud to host the sixth iteration of the Patent Law and Policy Conference on November 7, 2014. The program will run from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, and is located at:
Georgetown University Law Center
Gewirz Student Center
120 F Street, NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC 20001
We have reached maximum capacity for this event. If you would like to be added to the wait list please complete this form and we will contact you on Thursday, Nov. 6, if we can offer you a spot.
If you cannot attend in person, you may view the live webcast of this program for free at this link. The video feed will become available when the program begins.
8:30 – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 9:10 am Welcome
9:10 – 9:40 am Opening Remarks
Hon. Timothy B. Dyk, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
9:45 – 11:00 am Panel 1: Developments in Case Management
District Courts, the Federal Circuit, the Supreme Court, and Congress have been exploring ways of improving patent litigation through changes in pleading standards, demand letters, discovery, claim construction, expert witnesses, and fee shifting, among other issues.
Hon. Leonard P. Stark, Chief Judge, United States District Court for the District of Delaware
Robin Feldman, Harry & Lillian Hastings Professor of Law and Director of the Institute for Innovation Law, University of California, Hastings College of Law
Peter S. Menell, Koret Professor of Law, Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, Berkeley Law
Eric Lamison, VP, Intellectual Property Litigation, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Colette Verkuil, Morrison & Foerster
11:00 – 11:15 am Coffee Break
11:15 am – 12:30 pm Panel 2: Building a Patent System that Works
The patent system can be an important driver of innovation, but systemic problems in how the system works, especially in high-tech industries, undermine that promise. This panel will identify root causes of those problems and discuss how to fix them.
Daniel McCurdy, Senior Vice President, RPX Corporation
Jim Bessen, Director, Research on Innovation
Suzanne Munck, Deputy Director and Chief Counsel for Intellectual Property, Federal Trade Commission
Duane Valz, Senior Patent Counsel, Google Inc.
12:45 – 2:00 pm Luncheon Keynote: "Patents, Innovation, and Productivity"
Jason Furman, Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers
2:15 – 3:30 pm Panel 3: Case Law Year in Review
This panel will discuss highlights from the past year, including decisions from the Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit.
Kenneth Korea, VP & Head of US IP Center (SV), Samsung Electronics
Deanne E. Maynard, Chair of Appellate and Supreme Court Practice Group, Morrison & Foerster
Mark Freeman, Civil Division, Appellate Staff, United States Department of Justice
Jonas Anderson, Associate Professor of Law, American University, Washington College of Law
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Verizon Communications Inc.