How Changes to Patent Law Will Affect Patent Practice
On April 19, 2007, Professor Robert Barr of Boalt Hall moderated a discussion discussion about recent Supreme Court and Federal Circuit Court patent law developments. Panelists included Professor Robert P. Merges of Boalt Hall, Edwin H. Taylor of Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, Dr. Elizabeth A. Howard of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, and Thomas E. Kuhnle of Bingham McCutcheon.
Patent Scholars Conference
A distinguished panel of patent law scholars, sponsored by the Santa Clara University School of Law and UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall, discusses 2006 Supreme Court decisions and the prospects for reform in 2007 Court decisions and legislative action.
Seasoned Patent Counsel Opine on Recent PTO Rulemaking Proposals
The PTO has made several recent proposals on the topic of continuations, information disclosure statements, accelerated examination and alternative patent products. Join us to hear experts on this topic - Glenn Von Tersch of Perkins Coie as moderator, Brian Hickman of Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, Monte Cooper of Orrick, Jim Mullen of Forrison & Foerster, and Vern Noviel of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati - describe these proposals and examine their usefulness for the bar, their potential impact on business clients, and the likelihood of implementation.
IP Transaction Intermediaries: Leading Silicon Valley Brokers and Advisors Speak About What They Do
Companies have emerged that offer a variety of specialized services to facilitate the high tech companies’ IP valuation as well as purchase and sale of IP assets. A panel discussion with Rick Frenkel of Cisco as moderator, Joe Chernesky of IPotential, Phil Hartstein of Ocean Tomo, and David Smith of Tynax speak on the topic of “IP Transactional Intermediaries: Who are they and what do they do?”
Senior In-House Counsels Debate Patent Reform
A roundtable of senior in-house counsel – including Mallun Yen of Cisco, John Danforth of Rambus, Doug Luftman of Palm Inc, Peter Detkin of Intellectual Ventures with Mike Jacobs of Morrison & Foerster as moderator – discuss and debate specific proposals for patent reform including the recently proposed Leahy-Hatch bill in the Senate.
Founder of Public Patent Foundation Speaks on Patent Reform
Daniel Ravicher, founder and Executive Director of the New York based non-profit Public Patent Foundation, speaks to a group of Silicon Valley practioners and SCU law faculty and students as to what patent reform is all about, why we should care, and why it concerns the public.
Judge Newman on the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Judge Pauline Newman of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit spoke to an audience of practitioners and SCU law faculty on September 13, 2006. Her focus was on the rationale for instituting the court, its development, and its future.
Panel Discussion: Supreme Court Patent Cases in 2006
A stellar panel of experts in patent law including Judge Whyte of the District Court of Northern California, Professor Don Chisum (Santa Clara), Professor Mark Lemley (Stanford), Mike Jacobs (Morrison & Foerster) and Doug Lumish (Weil, Gotschal) speak on the recent interest of the Supreme Court in patent cases.