Panelist, Reconnecting with the digital narrative?, World Creators Summit, Jun. 5, 2013 (Washington, DC)
Law, Innovation and Entrepreneurship--How to Commercialize Art, Science, and Technology, World Intellectual Property Organization, World IP Day, Apr. 26, 2013 (Helsinki, Finland)
The Missing Context of the IP Clause: Madison, Jefferson, and the Influence of the French Philosophes Encyclopedie Project, Stanford Law School, 12th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, Aug. 9, 2012 (Stanford, CA)
Teaching Biotech, Association of American Law Schools, Mid-Year Meeting, Workshop on When Technology Disrupts Law: How Do IP, Internet and Biolaw Adapt?, Jun. 11, 2012 (Berkeley, CA)
Speech, Authorship, and Inventorship: A New Approach to Corporate Personhood, Law and Society Association, Annual Meeting and 2012 International Conference on Law and Society, Jun. 8, 2012 (Honolulu, HI)
Discussant, Law and Entrepreneurship: Legal Infrastructure and Advising Entrepreneurs, Law and Society Association, Annual Meeting and 2012 International Conference on Law and Society, Jun. 5, 2012 (Honolulu, HI)
Hub Firms, Network Orchestration, and Growth in Technology Industries, Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research, Economic Growth: Costs, Causes, and Effects, May 24, 2012 (Squaw Valley, CA)
Speech, Authorship, and Inventorship: A New Approach to Corporate Personhood, Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research, Innovation, Economic Growth and Human Behavior, May 22, 2012 (Squaw Valley, CA)
Speech, Authorship, and Inventorship: A New Approach to Corporate Personhood, University of Oregon School of Law, Faculty Colloquium, May 4, 2012 (Eugene, OR)
Revisiting Legal Personhood: Corporate Speech, Authorship, and Inventorship, Seattle University School of Law, Adolf A. Berle, Jr., Center on Law, Corporations & Society, Third Annual Symposium, Jan. 14, 2012 (Seattle, WA)
Aftermath of Stanford v Roche, Michigan State University College of Law, Nov. 15, 2011 (East Lansing, MI)
Methodology: Art, Science, Technology, Law, and the Means of Innovation, UC Davis, Center for Science & Innovation Studies, Oct. 19, 2011 (Davis, CA)
Panelist, Protecting the Government's Interests in Federally Funded Inventions after Stanford v. Roche, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Western Conference of the Bench & Bar, Oct. 18, 2011 (Berkeley, CA)
Panelist, Stanford v. Roche: Establishing Rights Between Government Contractors and Their Inventors, American Bar Association Section on Intellectual Property, Section of Public Contract Law, and Center for Continuing Legal Education, The Impact of Stanford v. Roche on Private Party Transactions: Inventor Ownership and Government Rights Under Bayh-Dole (webinar), Sep. 28, 2011
Methodology and the Means of Innovation, Law and Society Association, Annual Meeting, Panel on Law, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation, Jun. 1, 2011 (San Francisco)
Panelist, Methodology and the Means of Innovation, Gruter Institute, Annual Conference, Innovation and Economic Growth and Law, Institutions, and Human Behavior, May 22, 2011 (Squaw Valley, CA)
Waiting for Therasense: Back to First Principles and Ethical Considerations, Washington State Patent Law Association, May 18, 2011 (Seattle)
Stanford v. Roche: Bayh-Dole Is Not a Vesting Statute, U.S. Navy Office of the General Counsel, IP Day, May 2, 2011 (Washington, DC)
Summary and Issues in Stanford v. Roche, Fordham University School of Law, Fordham Intellectual Property Law Institute, 19th Annual Intellectual Property Law & Policy Conference, Apr. 28, 2011 (New York)
Panelist, The Impact of Stanford v. Roche, American Bar Association Intellectual Property Section, 26th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference, Apr. 6, 2011 (Washington, DC)
Transforming Professional Services for Regional Economic Development, Texas Wesleyan School of Law, Evolving Economies: The Role of Law in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Apr. 1, 2011 (Forth Worth, TX)
TI:GER Graduate Education in Technology Commercialization, Atlanta, GA
Presenter, Presented "Cross Over Skills for Industry & Academia" hosted by Georgia Tech College of Management and Emory Law School and sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation
The Art of the Deal, Seoul National University Law School and Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, 6th Hawaii Conference (Emerging Law and Policy Issues of Cloud Computing), Feb. 21, 2011 (Waikiki, HI)
iConference 2011, Seattle, WA Presenter. Presented "Information, Values, and the Justice System: Transformation and Challenges" at a conference hosted by the University of Washington
Law and Entrepreneurship Issues, U.S. Association for Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Annual Meeting, Jan. 2011 (Hilton Head Island, SC)
NWEN had a very interesting ThinkTank program on nanotechnology, was moderated by Sean O'Connor. Here's the link: http://www.nwen.org/index.php?option=com_events&Itemid=15&id=316 .
Presented on "Who Should Own Government-Funded Inventions? A Reconsideration of the Pre-Bayh-Dole Kennedy Policy for Technology Transfer," George Washington Law School, Washington, DC (November 17, 2010
Moderator, "Ten Things Every Artist (& Attorney) Should Know About...Business, Tax, Intellectual Property & Employment Law," Washington Lawyers for the Arts, Seattle, WA (October 13, 2010)
Presented on "Patents, Start-up Companies, and Financing Decisions" at the Evaluating Software Patents Conference presented by Silicon Flatirons, University of Colorado Law School, and IP Section, Colorado State Bar Assoc. (March 19, 2009)
Organized and moderated panel on "Commercializing IP in a Down Economy" at the 2009 Annual IP Institute, presented by the IP Section of the Washington State Bar Association (March 12, 2009)
Presented on "Careers in IP and Business Law" to the members of the Phi Alpha Delta, UW pre-law student organization (January 27, 2009)
Speaker, Law Fund Annual Campaign event at Seed IP Law Group
Director, Entrepreneurial Law Clinic
Speaker, Law Fund Annual Campaign Event as Stoel Rives
Presented on "2008 Year End Patent Wrap Up" at "Seed University" CLE program at Seed IP Law Group (December 10, 2008)
Presented on "The New Division of Law, Technology & Arts" to the Law School Advancement Advisory Committee (December 12, 2008)
Presented on "Hot Topics in IP & Tech Law" to Shidler eJournal members (November 12, 2008)
Presented on "Planning Your IP, Tech, or Arts Law Career" to UWLS Tech Law Society (October 1, 2008)
Organized and moderated panel on "New IP Business Models & Markets" at 2008 UWLS CASRIP High Technology Protection Summit (July 26, 2008)
Presented on "Copyright Law Fundamentals" and "Law & Entrepreneurship" at UWLS CASRIP Summer Institute (July 17 & 28, 2008)
Presented on "Nanotech Industry & IP" at the Nanoscience: Toxicology, regulatory gaps, & industry secrets forum presented by UW Center for Ecogenetics and Environmental Health (June 3, 2008)
Presented on "New Developments in IP & State Sovereign Immunity" at "Seed University" CLE program at Seed IP Law Group (May 16, 2008)
Speaker: "Building the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic: Goals and Challenges," Annual Meeting of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), San Diego, CA.
"U.S. Patent Reform: Planets Aligning or Perfect Storm?," Annual Meeting of the Public IP Resource for Agriculture (PIPRA), San Diego, CA
"Providing Stem Cell Research Access Without Destroying Value of Research Tools or Downstream Products," Institutional Landscape in Stem Cell Research & Development, San Francisco, CA (conference hosted by: U.C. Berkeley Stem Cell Center; U.C. Berkeley Science, Technology and Society Center; U.C. Discovery Grant; and the Greenwall Foundation Bioethics Scholars Program)
"The Use of Patented Subject Matter in Research and Development," Research Roundtable - Law and Economics of Innovation II, Chicago, IL (conference hosted by Searle Center on Law, Regulation and Economic Growth, Northwestern University School of Law)
Presented on "U.S. Patent Reform: Planets Aligning or Perfect Storm?" at Foley & Lardner (December 13, 2007, Palo Alto, CA)
Presented on "Does the Supreme Court Understand B2B Technology Transactions?" at a meeting of the IP Section of the Utah State Bar Association (November 14, 2007, Salt Lake City, UT)
AIPPI US Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA Speaker. Presented talk entitled "U.S. Patent Reform: Planets Aligning or Perfect Storm?" at annual meeting of major international IP practitioners association.
Special Joint Session of Technology, Energy & Communications Comm. and Education Comm., WA State House of Representatives, Seattle, WA
Speaker. Presented talk entitled Bayh Dole Act and Its Significance for States to legislative committees as part of a work session on university research and technology transfer in Washington State.
Stanford Program in Stem Cells and Society, Stanford, CA
Featured Speaker. Presented talk entitled "Frozen Drinks, Frozen Embryos, and the Moral Utility Doctrine in U.S. Patent Law: A comparison with patent ethics committees in Europe" for lunch time speakers series at Stanford University.
Panelist, "MedImmune v. Genentech and AT&T v. Microsoft: Impact on Patent Enforcement and Licensing Practice Resulting From Changes Brought by the Supreme Court" and "Human Embryonic Stem Cells: Patentability, Access and Ethical Issues," 2007 CASRIP High Technology Protection Summit, Seattle (July 2007).
Speaker, "Reallocating IP Rights Through B2B Licensing: Understanding the Deal," Working Within the Boundaries of Intellectual Property Conference hosted by the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy, New York University, at Villa La Pietra, Florence, Italy (June 2007).
Speaker, "Distinguishing IP and Tangible Property Rights in MTAs and License Agreements for the Research Environment," Moderator, "Building Business of Research Tools" and "Effects of Proposed Patent Reform on Entrepreneurs," Center for Intellectual Property, a joint project of Chalmers University of Technology and University of Göteborg, Göteborg, Sweden (May 2007).
Inaugural Speaker, "What's 'Next': Michael Crichton, Gene Patents, and the Genomic Research and Accessibility Act," Chapman University School of Law, Inaugural Colloquium for new FIRST series, Orange, California (March 2007).
Panelist, "Policies and Practices to Enable Research Teams," 2007 Annual Meeting of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), San Francisco (March 2007).
Legal Education and Ethical Issues in Science and Technology - Exploring New Approaches, Osaka, Japan: Speaker. Presented talk on "Issues in Training Lawyers for Practice in Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer and Commercialization" as part of a conference for academics, practitioners, judges, and policymakers hosted by Osaka University (December 2006).
3rd Special Lecture of 2006, Tokyo, Japan: Featured Speaker, "History of Bayh-Dole Act," to faculty and staff of Tokyo Medical and Dental University (December 2006).
International Conference on Efficient Alliance for Commercializing Upstream Inventions with a Focus on Co-Inventions and Co-Ownership, Tokyo, Japan: Speaker, "The Need for Cradle to Grave Management of Funding, Biological Materials, and IP in University Research and Technology Transfer," to distinguished group of academics, practitioners, business leaders, and policy makers at conference hosted by the Institute for Innovation Research at Hitotsubashi University (December 2006).
Symposium on The Pros and Cons and Result of Strengthening Intellectual Property Protection, Tokyo, Japan: Speaker. Presented talk entitled Using Research in the History & Philosophy of Science to Redefine Patentable Subject Matter under the Progress Clause of the U.S. Constitution at major conference with 300+ attendees hosted by the Research Center for the Legal System of Intellectual Property (RCLIP) of Waseda Law School, Waseda University and CASRIP (December 2006).
Keio University, Tokyo, Japan: Featured Speaker, "The Need for Cradle to Grave Management of Funding, Biological Materials, and IP in University Research and Technology Transfer," to faculty and technology transfer department (December 2006).
Third Annual Intellectual Property Law Seminar, Washington, D.C. Speaker. Presented talk entitled The Ethics of Patenting Stem Cell Research Results: 'Patenting the Sun' or 'Promoting...the Useful Arts' at conference sponsored by the Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice at Howard University School of Law (October 2006).
World Intellectual Property Organization, Geneva, Switzerland: Featured Speaker. Presented talk on De Jure and De Facto Research Use Exemptions in Patent Law to delegates of international member states as part of inaugural series of patent colloquia for law and policy makers (October 2006).
Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, Berkeley, Ca.: Speaker. Presented paper entitled Using Science & Technology Studies to Redefine Patentable Subject Matter under the Progress Clause of the Constitution to annual conference of international IP scholars (August 2006).
International Seminar on India and the New Global IPR Regime, Kerala, India: Speaker. Presented paper entitled Humanitarian Clauses in U.S. Tech Transfer Licenses and India's Role in the Worldwide Generics Industry to international seminar hosted by Mahatma Gandhi University (August 2006).
CASRIP High Tech Protection Summit, Seattle, Wa.: Speaker. Presented talk entitled Using Physical Property Rights and Intellectual Property Rights to Reinforce Each Other: MTAs and Patents in Stem Cell Research at annual international IP conference (July 2006).
Research Use of Patented Inventions, Madrid, Spain: Speaker. Presented talk entitled Public-Private Partnerships and De Facto Research Use Exemptions: Case Study of the Thomson Stem Cell Patents at conference co-sponsored by OECD, the Spanish National Research Council, and the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (May 2006).
The Rights of Authors in the University Context, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico: Keynote Speaker. Delivered keynote address on ownership of copyright by faculty and other university staff authors at symposium organized by the University of Monterrey, the Mexican Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, the National Institute of Copyright, the International Center for Arbitration & Consulting, and CASRIP (April 2006).
Pacific Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, Seattle, Wa.: Speaker. Presented paper entitled "Taking or Tort? The Confused Early History of Federal Use of Patented Inventions" as part of conference co-hosted by University of Washington School of Law and Seattle University School of Law (October 2005).
The Right to Food at the Nexus of Trade and Technology, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Panelist. Presented talk entitled "The Contradictory Impact of Biotechnology and Intellectual Property on Food Security" as part of a conference on food security hosted by the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa (October 2005).
University Intellectual Property and Global Access to Health Care, Seattle, Wa.: Speaker. Presented overview of U.S. intellectual property law and the technology transfer system as they pertain to life sciences technologies as part of a panel hosted by Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (October 2005).
University of Washington School of Law Alumni Association, Washington, D.C.: Featured Speaker. Presented lecture at first annual event for UWLS alumni in the D.C. area on "Prescribed or Proscribed: Can We Make Up Our Minds About Stem Cell Research?" (July 2005).
Sloan Program for the Study of Business in Society: 2005 Retreat, Warrenton, Va.: Presenter. Presented paper entitled "Fixing the Problems of Auditor Independence: A Tri-partite Solution" to invitation only conference of corporate/securities law scholars. The Sloan Program is centered at George Washington University Law School (June 2005).
New York State Science and Technology Law Center, Buffalo, NY: Panelist. Presented talk on "Licensing Patent Subject Matter for Research Purposes" as part of a panel on "Use of Patent Subject Matter in Research" during the first of NYSTAR's "Lab to Market Series" of conferences (May 2005).
Industrial Property, Legal Certainty and Competition: Challenges for the City of Knowledge, University of Monterrey, Mexico: Keynote Speaker. Delivered talk on "Using Law to Support Technology Innovation and its Successful Commercialization" to conference including major figures from the Mexican government, industry, and academic sectors (March 2005).
New England Law Review Symposium: Panelist. Presented paper entitled "IP Rights & Stem Cell Research: Who Owns the Medical Breakthroughs?" as part of a panel on "Property Rights: Patent Issues Concerning Stem Cell Research & Human Cloning" (November 2004).
University of Washington School of Law: Colloquium Speaker. Presented paper entitled "Opening The Bottleneck: Statutory and Regulatory Reforms For Tech Transfer" (October 2004).
Fourth Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, DePaul University School of Law: Speaker. Presented paper entitled: "Opening The Bottleneck: Regulatory Reforms For Tech Transfer" (August 2004).
CASRIP High Tech Protection Summit: Moderator. Organized and moderated panel entitled: "Public Access to Proprietary Technology: Biotechnology" (July 2004).
Business Education for the Long Run: Integrating Sustainability into the Business Curriculum, Speaker/Moderator, co-led session on Corporate Governance, Law and Society (April 2004).
Featured Speaker, "What Designers Should Know About Intellectual Property," Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, PA (March 2004).
College Arts Association, Panelist. Discussed trademark law issues confronting artists and arts educators as part of a panel on IP issues for national conference of college arts professionals (February 2004).
William H. Gates Hall Dedication Ceremony University of Washington, Speaker. Presented lecture on "Educating Biotechnology Lawyers for the 21st Century" as part of the new Law School building dedication events (September 2003).
University of Puget Sound, Featured Speaker. Presented lecture on "Digital Media in the Classroom: Intellectual Property Rights and Fair Use" to faculty and students (September 2003).
European Union Center, University of Pittsburgh, Moderator. "Privacy and Prevention", part of the EU/US Cooperation for the Prevention of Computer-Related Crime project carried out as a partnership among TRANSCRIME, University of Trento, Erasmus University, Unisys-Belgium, CERT/CC, Carnegie-Mellon University, and the Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security and the European Union Center at the University of Pittsburgh (October 2002).
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Featured Speaker. Presented talk on "Intellectual Property Issues in net.art" to Intellectual Property & Technology Law Society (October 2002).
University of Pittsburgh, Moderator. "Science Beyond the Laboratory", part of the Science2002 annual showcase of science and technology at the University (September 2002).
Limbach Center For Entrepreneurship, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Featured Speaker. Presented overview of legal issues facing biotechnology entrepreneurs (January 2002).
Carnegie Mellon University, Featured Speaker. Presented outline of biometric national ID card proposal together with overview of legal and social issues surrounding biometrics, national ID cards, surveillance, and privacy (December 2001).
Center for Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh, Featured Speaker. Presented overview of legal issues surrounding biometrics, personal records, and ID cards (November 2001).
Computers, Freedom & Privacy, Speaker. Presented tutorial on U.S. and international rules and laws regarding the conflict between Internet domain names and trademarks (March 2001).
Saint Louis University School of Law, Speaker. Presented "The Digital You: Registering Ownership of Your Bioinformatic Identifiers" at faculty colloquium (December 2000).
Villanova University School of Law, Speaker. Presented "The Digital You: Registering Ownership of Your Bioinformatic Identifiers" at faculty colloquium (December 2000).
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Speaker. Presented "The Digital You: Registering Ownership of Your Bioinformatic Identifiers" at faculty colloquium (November 2000).
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Speaker. Presented "The Digital You: Registering Ownership of Your Bioinformatic Identifiers" at faculty colloquium (November 2000).
Mephistos Conference, Speaker, Presented results of M.A. thesis to a conference for graduate students in the fields of philosophy of science, historyof science, history of medicine, and history of technology (March 1995).