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'PatCon'-The Patent Conference

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PatCon 2, The Patent Conference Schedule
Boston College Law School, May 11-12, 2012

Time

Stuart 408

Stuart 410

 

Friday

7:45-8:30

Registration and Breakfast Buffet

 

8:30-8:45

Welcoming Remarks

 

8:45-10:15

Plenary Panel I Stuart 408

Gaia Bernstein

Incentivizing the Ordinary User

Tun-Jen Chiang

The Reciprocity of Search

Carliss Baldwin

Patent Law and Modularity

 

10:15-10:30

Break

 

10:30-12:00

Katherine Strandburg

Intellectual Property at the Boundary

Michael Burstein

Exchanging Information Without IP

Liza Vertinsky

Using the Law to Align Incentives

Jorge Contreras

Fixing Frand

Melissa Wasserman

APA, AIA, and the PTO: The Changing Guard of Patent Law

Michael Frakes

Does Agency Funding Affect Decisionmaking?: An Empirical Assessment of the PTO’s Granting Patterns

Stefania Fusco

Markets and Patents Enforcement: A Comparative Investigation of Non-practicing Entities in the US and EU

Paul Gugliuzza

The Federal Circuit as a Federal Court

 

12:00-1:00

Lunch

 

1:00-2:15

Patent Law and Business Panel   Location: East Wing 200

Al Brunett, Chief Patent Counsel, Vecna, Inc.


Diane Ferguson, Deputy General Counsel, VCE


Tony Gomes, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Citrix Systems, Inc.


Krish Gupta, Sr. Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, EMC Corporation


Bart Newland, Vice President and Chief IP Counsel, Biogen

 

2:15-2:40

Break

2:40-4:00

Lucas Osborn

The Broadening Concept of an Infringing Offer to Sell

Ted Sichelman

Markets for Patent Scope

Andrew Torrance

Will Innovation Thrive Without Patents?

David Olson

From Federal Common Law to Textualism: The Evolving Interpretation of Patent Cases

Oskar Liivak

The Statutory Basis for the Doctrine of Equivalents

Kristen Osenga

Law and Scientific Language

4:00-4:15

Break

4:15-5:45

Plenary Panel II Stuart 408

Mike Meurer

The Private and Social Costs of Patent Trolls

David Schwartz

The Rise of Contingent Fee Representation in Patent Litigation

Fiona Murray

IP Rights and the Evolution of Scientific Journals as Knowledge Platforms

John Allison: Moderator/Discussant

5:45-6:30

Cocktail Hour Barat House

6:30

Dinner Barat House

Saturday

8:15-9:15

Continental Breakfast Buffet

Time

Stuart 408

Stuart 410

9:15-10:45

Samson Vermont

Basing Patent Damages on Harm to the World Rather than Harm to the Patentee

Joseph Scott Miller

Function Talk in Patent Claims: Categorizing, Construing, and Erring on the Side of Caution

James Bessen

Which Patent Systems Are Better For Inventors?

Colleen Chien

Rethinking Patent Disclosure

Ralph Clifford

Is It Time for a Rule 11 at the Patent Bar?

Emily Michiko Morris

“Overbreadth” as Oversimplification

Jonas Anderson

The Emergence of Soft Deference in Patent Claim Construction

10:45-11:00

Break

11:00-12:30

Plenary Panel III Stuart 408

Christina Mulligan

Scaling the Patent System

Saurabh Vishnubhakat

Reconceiving the Rocket Docket

Sarah Tran

Policy Tailors and the Rookie Regulator

12:30-12:40

Concluding remarks

12:45

Lunch Stuart 414