Bend or Break: Tailoring the
Patent System to
January 22, 2010, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Presented by UCI School of Law in coordination with the Federal Bar Association/Orange County Chapter
University of California, Irvine • Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering • 100 Academy, Irvine, CA 92617 • 8 hours MCLE credit
- 8:30-8:45 a.m.: Welcome
- 8:45-10:15 a.m.: Panel One – Doctrinal Perspectives on Policy Levers
- Robert Merges, Berkeley Law - "Patent Reform Through the Courts"
- Katherine Strandburg, New York University School of Law - "Infringement Exemptions as Policy Levers"
- Geertrui Van Overwalle, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven - "Policy Levers Tailoring European Patent Law to Biotechnology"
- 10:15-10:30 a.m.: Break
- 10:30 a.m.-Noon: Panel Two – Competition and Exclusivity
- Michael Meurer, Boston University School of Law - "Policy Levers and the Patent-Antitrust Intersection"
- Christopher Leslie, UC Irvine School of Law - "Inequitable Conduct, Fraud, and Patent Law’s On-Sale Bar"
- Colleen Chien, Santa Clara University School of Law - "Patent Amicus Briefs: What the Courts’ Friends Can Teach Us About the Patent System"
- Noon-1:30 p.m.: Luncheon
Hon. Randall Rader, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit - "Patent Law Triumphs and Tragedies: A Professorial Commentary on Areas of Improvement for the Patent Act"
- 1:30-3:00 p.m.: Panel Three – Economic and Institutional Perspectives
- Fiona Murray, MIT Sloan School of Management - TBA
- Stuart Graham, Georgia Tech College of Management - "Slow Courts and the Cost of Uncertainty: How Patent Post-Grant Reviews May Offer a Partial Solution"
- Jeanne Fromer, Fordham University School of Law - "District Courts as Patent Laboratories"
- 3:00-3:15 p.m.: Break
- 3:15-4:45 p.m.: Panel Four – Industries and Institutions
- Polk Wagner, University of Pennsylvania Law School - "Levels of Abstraction in Patent Tailoring"
- Rebecca Eisenberg, University of Michigan Law School - "Field-Based Distinctions and Industry-Based Distinctions in the Administration of Patent Law"
- Mark Lemley, Stanford Law School - "Responses and Conclusions"
- 4:45-5:00 p.m.: Concluding remarks
- 5:00 p.m.: Adjourn
- 5:00-6:00 p.m.: Reception
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