Two leading universities in intellectual property law from both coasts – Georgetown Law and Stanford Law School – have joined together to host a unique conference on the role of the courts in patent law.
The Supreme Court’s renewed interest in reviewing patent cases – often in a new light – makes the courts’ role today more important than ever. This conference will focus exclusively on the crucial role of the courts. Judges from the Federal Circuit and the district court, leading academics, representatives of the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and counsel for some of America’s most admired and innovative companies will provide a rare opportunity for attendees to learn how patent doctrine affects innovation and competition, and to explore the courts’ role in shaping patent doctrine.
At a time when Congress is considering major changes to patent law and when the courts are grappling with increasingly complex patent issues, this conference offers a special opportunity to hear from federal judges about cutting-edge issues in patent law and from leading scholars, policy makers, and practitioners about new research on patent law policy and validity challenges. Industry presentations will also offer attendees the ability to hear directly about practical issues in patent law and enforcement.
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Conference Course Materials
Panel One: Copying in Patent Law
Panel Two: Do Patent Holdup and Royalty Stacking Lead to Systematically Excessive Royalties?
Panel Two: Written Comments of Verizon Communications, Inc., FTC Hearings on the Evolving IP Marketplace
Panel Two: Patent Holdup and Royalty Stacking