Center for Advanced Study & Research on Innovation Policy


2007 High Technology Protection Summit

July 20, Morning

8:30 a.m.  Welcome
Dean, University of Washington School of Law
Session 1:  Patent Jurisprudence in the Supreme Court and Federal Circuit

8:35 a.m.

Keynote Speech:  The Role of Supreme Court in Patent Jurisprudence
Professor Mark Janis, University of Iowa School of Law
9:05 a.m.

Panel Discussion 1: Disconnect or Tension?  Interplay between the Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit

Professor Martin Adelman, George Washington University School of Law, Washington, DC

Hon. Avern Cohn, U.S. District Court Judge, Detroit, Michigan
Hon. Randall R. Rader, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit,
Washington, DC
Erik Puknys, Finnegan Henderso,n Farabow, Garnett & Dunner LLP, Palo Alto
Professor Tetsuya Obuchi, University of Tokyo, Japan

10:35 a.m Open Discussion
10:45 a.m. Coffee Break
11:00 a.m.

Panel Discussion 2: MedImmune v. Genentech: Impact on Patent and Licensing Practice Resulting From Changes brought by the Supreme Court

Mr. Ramsey Al-Salam, Perkins Coie, LLP, Seattle

Mr. Barry Bretschneider, Morrison & Foerster,Northern Virginia
Prof. Rochelle Dreyfuss, New York University, New York
Mr. Lawrence Pope, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP, Chicago, Illinois

12:15 a.m. Open Discussion
12:30 p.m. Lunch Break

July 20, Afternoon

Session 2:  Nonobviousness Standard
1:30 p.m. Keynote Speech: Nonobviousness Test
Prof. Mark Lemley, Stanford Law School
2:00 pm

Panel Discussion 1:  Nonobviousness Standard in Patent Prosecution

Moderator and Commentator
Mr. Stephen Kunin, Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C., Alexandria

John Whealan, Solicitor, USPTO
Speaker, JPO
Prof.  Heinz Goddar, Univ. of Bremen, Boehmert & Boehmert
Michael D. Stein, Woodcock Washburn LLP
Mr. Larry Bassuk, Texas Instruments Inc., Dallas

3:30 p.m. Open Discussions
3:45 p.m. Coffee Break
4:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion 2:  Nonobviousness in Courts

Moderator and Commentator
Prof. Mario Franzosi, Univ. of Bergamo

Honorable Randall R. Rader, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit,
Washington, DC
Ms. Debbie Nye, Foley & Lardner, Del Mar
Speaker, IP High Court of Japan
Dr. Jochen Pagenberg, Bardehle, Pagenberg, Dost, et al., Munich

5:30 p.m.  Open Discussion
5:45 p.m. Closing Remarks
6:30 p.m. Reception (Hosted by Seed IP Law Group)

July 21, Morning

Session 3:  Patenting Human Embryonic Stem Cells
9:00 a.m.

Panel Discussion:  Patentability, Access and Ethical Issues

Professor Janice Mueller, University of Pittsburg School of Law

Professor Joseph Straus, Max Planck Instiute
Professor Sean O’Connor, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle
Professor Anna Mastroianne, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle

10:30 a.m. Open Discussion
10:45 a.m. Coffee Break
Session 4:  Recent Developments in Inequitable Conduct
11:00 a.m.

Panel Discussion: Impact of USPTO New Rules and International Patent Prosecution

Professor Toshiko Takenaka, CASRIP, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle

Mr. Paul Meiklejohn, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Seattle
Ms. Ellen M. Bierman, Seed IP Law Group, Seattle
Mr. Shinjiro Ono, Yuasa & Hara, Tokyo

12:30 p.m.  Open Discussion
12:45 p.m. Closing Remark
12:50 p.m. Adjourn

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