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The Perfect Storm

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November 7, 2008

9:00 A.M. – 5:30 P.M(detailed program below)

Wilkins Moot Courtroom, King Hall, UC Davis
Overflow in 2011 King Hall

Keynote Address Luncheon featuring Stratton Sclavos

Stratton Sclavos, former board chair, President, and CEO of VeriSign, will address innovation as the key to building great technology companies, patents as one of the fundamental protections on which venture capitalists and strategic partners rely, and reform as a positive path toward a better, more competitive patent system.

Program Details

(Additional speakers may be added to panels.)

9:00 A.M.–9:30 A.M.

Continental Breakfast and Check-in.

King Hall, UC Davis

9:30 A.M.–9:45 A.M.

Welcome

Wilkins Moot Courtroom and Room 2011, King Hall, UC Davis

Speakers:

  • Kevin Johnson, Dean and Mabie–Apallas Professor of Public Interest Law and Chicana/o Studies
  • David Bell, Partner, Fenwick & West

9:45 A.M.–10:45 A.M.

Patent Reform in Congress: Evolution in the Innovation Framework

Wilkins Moot Courtroom and Room 2011, King Hall, UC Davis

Moderator: Peter Lee, Acting Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law
Speakers:

  • Mark Chandler, General Counsel, Cisco
  • Doug Luftman, Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property, Palm, Inc.
  • Andrew Serafini, Partner, Fenwick & West
  • Jay Thomas, Professor of Law, Georgetown University

11:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.

Patent Reform at the PTO: Streamlining or Substantive Change?

Wilkins Moot Courtroom and Room 2011, King Hall, UC Davis

Moderator: Keith Aoki, Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law
Speakers:

  • Colleen Chien, Assistant Professor of Law, Santa Clara University
  • Ron Katznelson, Ph. D., President, Bi-Level Technologies
  • Sanjay Prasad, Head of Enterprise Software Licensing, Intellectual Ventures
  • Jerry Selinger, Patterson & Sheridan, LLP, and Former Director American Intellectual Property Law Association

12:15 P.M.–1:45 P.M.

University Club, UC Davis

Introduction: Gordon Davidson, Chairman, Fenwick & West
Speaker: Stratton Sclavos, former Board Chair, President, and CEO of VeriSign

  • Sclavos will address innovation as the key to building great technology companies, patents as one of the fundamental protections on which venture capitalists and strategic partners rely, and reform as a positive path toward a better, more competitive patent system.

2:00 P.M.–3:00 P.M.

Patent Reform in the Courts: Doctrinal Developments and Implications

Wilkins Moot Courtroom and Room 2011, King Hall, UC Davis

Moderator: Lynn Pasahow, Partner, Fenwick & West
Speakers:

  • Mark Lemley, William H. Neukom Professor of Law, Stanford University
  • Robert Merges, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Professor of Law and Technology; Director; UC Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
  • Chief Judge Paul R. Michel, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

3:00 P.M.–3:15 P.M.

Break

3:15 P.M.–4:15 P.M.

Roundtable Discussion

Wilkins Moot Courtroom and Room 2011, King Hall, UC Davis

Moderator: Mark Lemley, William H. Neukom Professor of Law, Stanford University
Speakers:

  • Chip Lutton, Chief Patent Counsel, Apple Inc.
  • Lynn Pasahow, Partner, Fenwick & West
  • Jay Thomas, Professor of Law, Georgetown University
  • Chief Judge Paul R. Michel, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

4:15 P.M.–5:30 P.M.

Reception

King Hall, UC Davis