Schedule

Thursday, April 15, 2004 at the Bancroft Hotel

12:00 - 1:00 pm
Press Conference
    Dean Designate Chris Edley: Boalt Hall School of Law
    Mark Myers: NAS & Xerox Corporation
    Commissioner Mozelle Thompson: FTC

1:30 - 3:00 pm
Overview of the Patent System and FTC Proposal for Reform
    Susan DeSanti: Senior Policy Analyst, FTC
    Prof. Peter Menell: BCLT & Boalt Hall School of Law
    Prof. Robert Merges: BCLT & Boalt Hall School of Law *

Friday, April 16, 2004 at the Bancroft Hotel

(click here for transcript of full day - 840 k)

8:00 - 8:30 am
Opening Remarks
(click here for transcript - 74k)
    Robert Merges of BCLT and Boalt Hall School of Law
    Mark Myers: NAS & Xerox Corporation
    Commissioner Mozelle Thompson: FTC

8:30 - 9:40 am
Non-obviousness Panel (Reinvigorating the Non-obviousness Standard)
(click here for transcript - 203k)
    Mark Lemley: BCLT & Boalt Hall School of Law (moderator)
    John Barton: Stanford University
    Q. Todd Dickinson: General Electric (former Director, US PTO)
    Rochelle Dreyfuss: New York University
    Rebecca Eisenberg: University of Michigan *
    Ron Laurie: Inflexion Point Strategy, LLC

9:45-11:00 am
Opposition and Post-Grant Review Panel
(click here for transcript - 164k)
    Robert Merges: BCLT & Boalt Hall School of Law (moderator)
    Robert Blackburn: Chiron Corporation *
    Joe Farrell: Economics, UC Berkeley (CPC) pdf *
    Bronwyn Hall: Economics, UC Berkeley pdf *
    Dietmar Harhoff: University of Munich pdf
    Steve Kunin: Patent and Trademark Office pdf*
    Douglas Norman: Eli Lilly pdf

11:00 - 11:15 am
Break

11:15 am - 12:45 pm
Litigation Panel (Including Presumption of Validity)
(click here for transcript - 183 k)
    Pam Samuelson: BCLT & Boalt Hall School of Law (moderator)
    Mark Janis: University of Iowa *
    Mark Lemley: BCLT & Boalt Hall School of Law
    Lynn Pasahow: Fenwick & West
    James Pooley: Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
    Matthew Powers: Weil Gotshal & Manges
    Arti Rai: Duke University *

12:45 - 1:40 pm.
Lunch

1:40 - 2:00 p.m.
Remarks on Patent Reform
(click here for transcript - 51k)
     Judge Ronald Whyte: Northern District of California

2:00 - 3:45 pm
Industry/Institutional Issues Panel
(click here for transcript: includes concluding remarks - 285k)
    Carl Shapiro: Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley (co-moderator) *
    Commissioner Mozelle Thompson: FTC (co-moderator)
    Gary Griswold: AIPLA
    Robert Barr: CISCO
    Bart Eppenauer: Microsoft
    Sean Johnston: Genentech
    Jeffrey Kushan: Sidley Austin Brown & Wood & BIO
    Jay Monahan: eBay
    Ron Myrick: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner
    Kulpreet Rana: Google
    Robert Sacoff: Pattishall, McAuliffe & ABA IP Section
    Michael Schallop: Symantec Corporation
    David Simon: Intel Corporation
    Herb Wamsley: Intellectual Property Owners

3:45 - 4:00 p.m.
Concluding Remarks
    Commissioner Mozelle Thompson


* These individuals will contribute an article to the BTLJ Symposium Issue.