Susan DeSanti: Federal Trade Commission
Steve Kunin: Patent and Trademark Office
Mark Myers: National Academy of Sciences & Xerox Corporation
Commissioner Mozelle Thompson: Federal Trade Commission
Judge Ronald Whyte: Northern District of California
Robert Barr: CISCO
Robert Blackburn: Chiron Corporation
Q. Todd Dickinson: General Electric (former Director, US PTO)
Bart Eppenauer: Microsoft
Gary Griswold: 3M & AIPLA
Sean Johnston: Genentech
Ron Laurie: Inflexion Point Strategy, LLC
Jay Monahan: eBay
Douglas Norman: Eli Lilly
Kulpreet Rana: Google
Michael Schallop: Symantec Corporation
David Simon: Intel Corporation
Herb Wamsley: Intellectual Property Owners Association
Jeffrey Kushan: Sidley Austin Brown & Wood & BIO
Ron Myrick: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner
Lynn Pasahow: Fenwick & West
James Pooley: Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
Matthew Powers: Weil Gotshal & Manges
Robert Sacoff: Pattishall, McAuliffe & ABA IP Section
John Barton: Stanford University
Rochelle Dreyfuss: New York University
Dean Designate Chris Edley: Boalt Hall School of Law
Rebecca Eisenberg: University of Michigan
Joe Farrell: Economics, UC Berkeley (CPC)
Bronwyn Hall: Economics, UC Berkeley
Dietmar Harhoff: University of Munich
Mark Janis: University of Iowa
Mark Lemley: BCLT & Boalt Hall School of Law
Peter Menell: BCLT & Boalt Hall School of Law
Robert Merges: BCLT & Boalt Hall School of Law
Arti Rai: Duke University
Pam Samuelson: BCLT & Boalt Hall School of Law
Carl Shapiro: Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
Susan DeSanti has been Director for Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission since June, 1995. In that position, she had responsibility for organizing the FTC's Hearings on Global and Innovation-Based Competition, which focused on whether antitrust and consumer protection policy require any adjustments in light of changes in the nature of competition as the U.S. approaches the 21st century. In June 1996, her staff produced a public report entitled "Anticipating the 21st Century: Competition Policy in the New High-Tech, Global Marketplace." The report summarizes testimony from the hearings and makes policy proposals in light of that testimony, existing case law and legal and economic literature, and discussions with FTC staff. Currently, Policy Planning staff is working on the FTC?s Joint Venture Project to clarify and update antitrust policies regarding joint ventures and other forms of competitor collaborations.
Ms. DeSanti previously served as senior attorney advisor to FTC Chairman Robert Pitofsky and to former Commissioner Dennis Yao. She also served as Assistant Director for Policy and Evaluation in the Bureau of Competition of the FTC. In that role, she had responsibilities in connection with case selection and development, as well as in connection with drafting of the 1995 FTC/DOJ Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property.
Prior to joining the Federal Trade Commission, Ms. DeSanti was a partner at the Washington, D.C. law firm of Hogan & Hartson. Her law practice centered on antitrust litigation and counseling and other regulatory matters. She is a former Council Member of the American Bar Association Antitrust Section, having held a variety of positions in the Antitrust Section over the past 10 years, including serving on several Antitrust Section task forces relating to legislative and other policy issues.
Ms. DeSanti is a frequent speaker on antitrust issues, especially as they relate to innovation and intellectual property issues, and has authored several articles, including Innovation Issues under the 1992 Horizontal Merger Guidelines, 61 Antitrust L.J. 505 (1993)(co-authored with Dennis Yao). In 1981, she received her J.D. cum laudefrom Boston University School of Law, where she was a member of the Law Review. She has a Master's Degree in Educational Research from Northeastern University, and she received her undergraduate degree from Sarah Lawrence College. She is married to Richard DeSanti; they have one son, Benjamin, and reside in Vienna, Virginia.
Dietmar Harhoff is Professor of Management and Director of the Institute for Innovation Research and Technology Management at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. After graduating from the University of Dortmund in Mechanical Engineering in 1984, he was awarded a McCloy Scholarship at Harvard University where he studied business economics. He holds an M.P.A. from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and a Ph.D. from the Sloan School of Business at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His doctoral thesis analyzed research incentives in vertically related industries. In 1991, he joined the newly founded Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim where he served as Senior Research Fellow and - since 1995 - as Associate Director. Dietmar Harhoff has held visiting positions at MIT and the Social Science Research Center in Berlin, and in 1998 assumed his current position at the University of Munich.
Steve Kunin joined the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) as a patent examiner in June of 1970. Mr. Kunin currently serves as the Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy and has served in this capacity since November 1994, although his title was the Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Patent Policy and Projects until March 2000. Mr. Kunin has assumed many leadership roles for the Office, including chairing the Patent Examiner Evaluation Board. Some of his special projects have included creating examination and other guidelines in the areas of patent eligibility for computer-related inventions, utility, written description, patentability of design icons, non-obviousness and reexamination. He has been a guest lecturer at numerous law schools.
Mr. Kunin graduated with honors from Washington University in May of 1970 with a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering. He attended the National Law Center of the George Washington University, receiving his Juris Doctor degree in law with honors in May of 1975. He is a graduate of the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government SMG Program and is also a member of the Virginia State Bar and the bar of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Mr. Kunin has received numerous awards during his career at the USPTO, including three Gold Medals, four Silver Medals and a Bronze medal from the Department of Commerce, a USPTO Career Achievement Award and the Vice President’s Reinventing Government Hammer Award. In 2001 he was named by Intellectual Property Today magazine as one of the most influential people in IP law and was the recipient of the Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award. In the February 2002 issue of the Practicing Law Company’s magazine “Global Counsel” he was named as one of the most inspiring regulators in the federal government.
Dr. Mark B. Myers is Visiting Executive Professor in the Management Department at the Wharton Business School, the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include identifying emerging markets and technologies to enable growth in new and existing companies with special emphases on technology identification and selection, product development and technology competencies. Mark Myers serves on the Science, Technology and Economic Policy Board of the National Research Council and currently co-chairs with Richard Levin, the President of Yale, the National Research Council’s study of “Intellectual Property in the Knowledge Based Economy.”
Mark Myers retired from the Xerox Corporation at the beginning of 2000, after a 36 year career in its research and development organizations. Myers was the Senior Vice President in charge of corporate research, advanced development, systems architecture and corporate engineering from 1992 to 2000. His responsibilities included the corporate research centers, PARC in Palo Alto, California, Webster Center for Research & Technology near Rochester, New York, Xerox Research Centre of Canada, Mississauga, Ontario, and the Xerox Research Centre of Europe in Cambridge, UK, and Grenoble, France. During this period he was a member of the senior management committee in charge of the strategic direction setting of the company.
He is chairman of the board of trustees of Earlham College and has held visiting faculty positions at the University of Rochester and at Stanford University. He holds a bachelor's degree from Earlham College and a doctorate from Pennsylvania State University.
Mozelle Thompson was sworn in as a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission December 18, 1997. Mr. Thompson previously held the position of Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, where he was responsible for overseeing domestic spending and credit policies, including the operations of the Federal Financing Bank and the Office of Government Financing. Mr. Thompson was responsible for creating the Office of Privatization, which among its activities, provides guidance on the privatization of federal assets and operations. Mr. Thompson served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary beginning April 1996. He was appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary in August 1993. Prior to joining the Treasury Department, Mr. Thompson served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel to the New York State Finance Agency and its four sister corporations. In addition, he was an adjunct associate professor at the Fordham University School of Law where he taught courses in municipal law and finance. Mr. Thompson also was an attorney with the New York firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom. Mr. Thompson has been active in a number of professional and civic organizations, including the Association of Black Princeton Alumni and the Executive Board of Practicing Attorneys for Law Students, a mentoring organization assisting African-American and Latino law students. He is a member of the bar in New York State and the District of Columbia. Mr. Thompson is a graduate of Columbia College and Columbia Law School. He also holds an M.P.A. from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
The Honorable Ronald M. Whyte was appointed to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California by President George Bush and took his oath of office on March 2, 1992. Prior to his appointment to the federal bench, Judge Whyte served as Judge of the Superior Court of the State of California for Santa Clara County, appointed by Governor George Deukmejian in 1989.
From 1977-1989 he was a member of the law firm of Hoge, Fenton, Jones and Appel, Inc., in San Jose, California, with extensive trial experience. From 1971-1977 he was an associate with the same firm handling civil litigation matters in the state and federal courts. Judge Whyte served as Lieutenant, Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Naval Reserve from 1968-1971 where he prosecuted and defended Naval and Marine personnel at Special and General Courts-Martial. He also served as a Military Judge at Special Courts-Martial and presided at many jury and non-jury trials.
In addition, Judge Whyte has lectured for the Federal Bar Association, California Continuing Education of the Bar, The Rutter Group, the Santa Clara County Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association, the State Bar of California and other organizations on various subjects including patent law, trial practice, civil procedure, law and motion, judicial arbitration and governmental tort liability.
Judge Whyte is also the recipient of the Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association's Judge of the Year Award (1992). He is a member of the State Bar of California; U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; U.S. District Court, Central District of California; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; Santa Clara County Bar Association; and Federal Judges Association.
Robert Barr is Vice President for Intellectual Property and Worldwide Patent Counsel for Cisco Systems in San Jose, California, where he is responsible for all patent prosecution, licensing and litigation. Robert has degrees in Electrical Engineering and Political Science from MIT and a JD from Boston University School of Law. He has taught at University of California School of Law (Boalt Hall) and at Hastings College of Law, where he was Adjunct Professor of Patent Law from 1994-1999. He started his patent practice at the law firm of Townsend and Townsend, and he has also been a partner at Brobeck, Phleger and Harrison and Weil, Gotshal and Manges, where he specialized in patent strategy counseling for clients in the computer, telecommunications and semiconductor industries.
Robert P. Blackburn is the Vice President and Chief Patent Counsel at Chiron Corporation, a global biopharmaceutical company, with headquarters in Emeryville, California, that develops and commercializes products in the areas of cancer and infectious disease. He has more than twenty years of experience in corporate and private practice in the field of biotechnology intellectual property. Mr. Blackburn holds a 1981 J.D. from American University, where he was Articles Editor of the American University Law Review.
Q. Todd Dickinson is a partner in Howrey Simon Arnold & White's Intellectual Property Practice. He has more than twenty five years of experience in all aspects of intellectual property law and public policy, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Mr. Dickinson leads the firm's Intellectual Property Group's counseling, licensing, prosecution, strategic portfolio management and government relations practice. Mr. Dickinson was recently named vice president and chief intellectual property counsel by GE.
Prior to joining Howrey, Mr. Dickinson was Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). At the USPTO, Mr. Dickinson was principal policy advisor to the President of the United States on all intellectual property matters. Moreover, he was responsible for all international intellectual property policy issues on behalf of the U.S. government. Mr. Dickinson wrote extensively on subjects from e-commerce and IP enforcement in a knowledge-based economy to genomic patents. Additionally, he taught individual courses at George Washington University, Georgetown University, George Mason University, University of Pittsburgh, and Tokyo University.
Bart Eppenauer is Associate General Counsel in Microsoft’s Law and Corporate Affairs department. He leads Microsoft’s Patent Group which is responsible for the development and management of Microsoft’s worldwide patent portfolio. Since joining Microsoft in 1997, Eppenauer has provided patent support for a broad range of Microsoft product groups and handled all aspects of patent-related activity including patent portfolio development and analysis, licensing, litigation, and client counseling. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Intellectual Property Owners Association.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Eppenauer was with the law firms of Leydig, Voit & Mayer in Chicago, IL, and Shook, Hardy & Bacon in Kansas City, MO. At both firms, he concentrated primarily on patent litigation, and also handled patent prosecution, client counseling, and various intellectual property matters. Eppenauer holds an electrical engineering degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a law degree, with distinction, from the University of Iowa.
Eppenauer and his wife, Jamie, have three young children. In addition to spending time with his family, he also enjoys music, snow skiing, camping and hiking throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Sean Johnston joined Genentech’s legal department in 1990. After holding various positions there, he was named Vice President, Intellectual Property in 1998, and also Assistant Corporate Secretary in 2000. He manages an in-house legal staff of almost 20 attorneys and patent agents, and is responsible for Genentech’s worldwide intellectual property matters and technology litigations.
Prior to joining Genentech, Mr. Johnston was law clerk to Judge Wm. Matthew Byrne, Jr. in the U.S. District Court, Central District of California in Los Angeles. Before that, he was a research scientist at International Genetic Engineering, Inc./Xoma Corp. He received a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry from the University of California, Davis and a doctorate in molecular biology from UCLA. Mr. Johnston holds a J.D. with honors from Stanford Law School.
Ronald S. Laurie is a partner at Inflexion Point Strategy, a consulting firm specializing in IP strategy. Previously, Mr. Laurie was a founding partner of Skadden Arps' Palo Alto office and co-chaired the firm's Computer and Information Technology practice. He advised clients in the computer, communications, media and financial services industries on intellectual property strategy, a subject which he has taught at Boalt Hall and Stanford law schools, with a primary focus on the strategic use of IP assets in complex business transactions including mergers and acquisitions, technology divestitures, joint ventures and strategic alliances. Mr. Laurie has worked in Silicon Valley for 38 years, first as a computer programmer and software engineer and then as an intellectual property lawyer dealing with proprietary rights issues involving computer technology, including hardware, software, semiconductors and telecommunications, with particular emphasis on compatibility and reverse engineering issues.
At Skadden, Mr. Laurie assisted major American and Japanese computer and semiconductor companies in implementing reverse engineering and "clean room" design programs for compatible software and chip products in order to minimize legal exposure for copyright and mask work infringement. He also represented Ashton-Tate in its successful defense of the highly publicized software patent infringement suit filed by Refac Corporation against the six largest publishers of electronic spreadsheet software. He served as litigation counsel to Hewlett Packard in its successful defense of the "look and feel" copyright infringement suit filed by Apple Computer involving the Macintosh user interface. He also represented a number of major software publishers in copyright infringement suits against software pirates and has extensive experience in patent, trade secret and trademark litigation involving computer and semiconductor technologies.
Mr. Laurie has been an advisor to the U.S. Copyright Office, the Office of Technology Assessment of the U.S. Congress, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Research Council and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a United Nations agency based in Geneva. He has been a Director of the Computer Law Association and has served on the Executive Committees of the International Intellectual Property Association and the Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of California. He is a member of the American Arbitration Association's Computer Dispute Resolution Panel.
A contributing editor of The Computer Lawyer magazine, Mr. Laurie has published a series of articles on reverse engineering of software and chip designs. He was coeditor of the two-volume treatise International Intellectual Property published by Prentice Hall Law & Business. He has lectured on computer law topics at conferences of lawyers, engineers, company executives and government officials in the United States, Japan, Europe, Australia and South America. He is the only California intellectual property lawyer concentrating in computer law to be listed in every edition of The Best Lawyers in America since 1991.
Mr. Laurie received his B.S.I.E. from the University of California at Berkeley and his J.D. from the University of San Francisco.
Jay Monahan is Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Litigation & Intellectual Property for eBay Inc., the world's leading on-line marketplace. A member of the eBay Legal Department since May of 1999, he manages worldwide litigation, as well as intellectual property matters for the company. Principal responsibilities include management of the Verified Rights Owner (VeRO) Program, the company's copyright, patent and trademark portfolios, domain name recovery and other IP enforcement, anti-spam measures, shareholder derivative suits, patent litigation and interdiction of unauthorized robotic access to the eBay site. Prior to joining eBay, Mr. Monahan was Vice President, Worldwide Anti-Piracy for Walt Disney Pictures & Television (1993-99). He also has been a high technology litigator with Brown & Bain in Palo Alto, California, and a general litigator with the Los Angeles office of Morrison & Foerster. He is a 1987 graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he was Editor-in-Chief of COMM/ENT, The Hastings Journal of Communications and Entertainment Law, and attended the University of California at Berkeley, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1981. Mr. Monahan is a frequent speaker at seminars concerning the Internet, E-Commerce and intellectual property matters.
Douglas K. Norman, Esq., is Deputy General Patent Counsel for Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis. He received his B.S. in Microbiology from Indiana University in 1981 and his J.D., cum laude, from the Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis in 1988.
Mr. Norman’s practice has included many aspects of patent law, including procurement, licensing, and litigation. He is past Chair of the Intellectual Property Owners Association Amicus Committee and is currently Chair of the National Association of Manufacturers’ Subcommittee for Intellectual Property.
Michael Schallop’s practice focuses primarily on intellectual property related matters. Michael has worked for a number of high technology clients in private practice and has worked as inside counsel for the past 5 years. Michael has spoken on and written several articles on intellectual property topics, including the balance of IP and competition policies for standard setting and open source efforts.
Prior to joining Symantec, Michael was with Sun Microsystems. He was educated at Cornell University (CS and Math, 1992) and Emory University Law School (Order of the Coif and Law Review, 1997). Michael is admitted to the State Bar of California and a Registered Patent Attorney before the USPTO.
Kulpreet Rana is the Director of Intellectual Property at Google Inc. He also coordinates Google’s policy issues and most third party disputes. Before joining Google, he helped start the Palo Alto office of Finnegan Henderson, where he handled a variety of intellectual property matters. He became interested in Finnegan Henderson while clerking for the Honorable Judge Raymond C. Clevenger, at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. Mr. Rana received his J.D., Order of the Coif, from the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley in 1995, and has recently taught there as an adjunct professor. Before attending law school, he received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, and worked for almost three years as an engineer.
David M. Simon is the Director of Intellectual Property at the Intel Corporation where he manages all patent generation and analysis. His responsibilities include filing numerous patent applications on behalf of the corporation and directly supervising 80 employees. Mr. Simon is also a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences and he serves as a board member of the Intellectual Property Owner’s Association. He received undergraduate degrees in electrical engineering and political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and received his JD from the Georgetown University Law Center.
Herbert C. Wamsley is the Executive Director of the Intellectual Property Owners Association, a trade association that serves approximately a hundred large companies, along with small businesses, universities and individuals who own patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. Mr. Wamsley is a registered lobbyist with the U.S. Congress and a frequent speaker on intellectual property topics. He is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia and Virginia. He received his J.D. degree from Georgetown University, where he was an editor of the law review and he also holds a LL.M. degree in Patent and Trade Regulation Law from George Washington University. He serves on the Industry Functional Advisory Committee on Intellectual Property, which advises the U.S. Trade Representative and the U.S. Department of Commerce on trade-related IP issues. He is a member of the advisory boards of the National Patent Board, the United States Patents Quarterly, and BNA's Patent, Trademark and Copyright Journal. Before Mr. Wamsley came to IPO, he was employed at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in numerous positions, including Director of the Trademark Examining Operation and Executive Assistant to the Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks. He has received legal writing awards from John Marshall Law School and is a recipient of the Patent and Trademark Office Society's Dr. Joseph Rossman Memorial Award. In 2001 he was named by Legal Times as one of 22 individuals "who are making a difference in the way intellectual property is protected today" and was awarded the Pasquale J. Federico Memorial Award by the Patent and Trademark Office Society.
Jeffrey Kushan counsels and represents companies and trade associations on a diverse range of intellectual property matters, including patent procurement and licensing, patent portfolio assessment incidental to investments and acquisitions, domestic and international patent policy and reform, and patent enforcement. He represents companies in HatchWaxman and other types of patent litigation, has served as a patent expert in administrative and legal proceedings in the United States and abroad, testified before the United States Congress and various administrative agencies, and served as lead counsel in amicus filings by companies and trade associations in significant patent law appeals. In 2003, he was named one of the top 45 lawyers in the United States under the age of 45 by American Lawyer magazine.
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Kushan worked for the United States Government for over a decade. For two years, he served in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative in Geneva, Switzerland, where he represented the United States on intellectual property matters before the World Trade Organization and the World Intellectual Property Organization. In Geneva, he was part of the U.S. legal team in litigation before the WTO on intellectual property matters, and served as chief U.S. negotiator in the WIPO "Internet" treaties. Before Geneva, he was an attorney advisor in the Office of Legislative and International Affairs of the Patent and Trademark Office, where he helped develop on U.S. patent policy, including through examination standards for biotechnology and software inventions, and in the legislative and regulatory implementation of the TRIPS Agreement. He also participated in a wide range of international activities on behalf of the United States, including the negotiations of the Convention on Biological Diversity and various bilateral agreements. Initially, Mr. Kushan was a biotechnology patent examiner with responsibility for evaluating pharmaceutical and diagnostic protein-based inventions.
Mr. Kushan is a frequent lecturer on domestic and international intellectual property policy issues, particularly those relating to patents in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. He is a member of the adjunct faculty and of the Intellectual Property Advisory Board of the George Washington University, where he has taught courses on international and comparative patent law and on biotechnology patent policy. He also serves on the executive committee of the US Committee of the AIPPI, and is an active member of the ABA Section on Intellectual Property Law and the American Intellectual Property Law Association.
Ron Myrick has 30 years of experience in the intellectual property field as in-house counsel, private practitioner, consultant, and IP bar leader. As a partner at Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, Mr. Myrick focuses his practice on counseling, IP asset management, strategy setting, litigation management, dispute resolution, quality methodology applied to legal services, transactions and licensing, and IP issues relating to international relations. Mr. Myrick has been recognized by Managing Intellectual Property magazine as one of the 50 “most influential people in IP.” Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Myrick served as the Chief Intellectual Property Counsel for corporations including General Electric Company and Digital Equipment. Mr. Myrick is the immediate past president of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and of the Intellectual Property Owners Association. In addition, he has served as a member of the Board of Directors or as a trustee for many organizations, including the National Patent Board, Fairfield Resources International, the Boston Ballet, Boston Lyric Opera, Foundation for a Creative America, and the Dallas Council of World Affairs. Mr. Myrick has served as an Adjunct Professor of International Business Transactions at Suffolk University Law School and the University of Connecticut Law School. He also served as an Advisor to the European Law Research Center of the Harvard Law School. Mr. Myrick has published a multi-volume treatise and several papers on international litigation and is a frequent speaker at meetings and seminars on a wide range of IP legal topics.
Lynn H. Pasahow is a partner in the litigation group of Fenwick & West. He litigates patents, principally relating to bioscience, Internet and software technologies, and other intellectual property rights. As principal trial counsel, he led teams enforcing Amazon.com's 1-Click® patent against Barnesandnoble.com, and winning a jury verdict against du Pont enforcing Cetus' patents on the Nobel Prize-winning polymerase chain reaction invention. He regularly represents the University of California regarding such diverse inventions as FISH DNA detection, prion detection and elimination, transgenic organisms, medical lasers and strawberries. Mr. Pasahow graduated from Stanford University in 1969 and received his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) in 1972.
James Pooley is a partner in Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy's's Intellectual Property Group resident in the Palo Alto office. Mr. Pooley specializes in the litigation and trial of patent, trade secret, copyright, and complex technology-related litigation, in state and federal courts, and before the International Trade Commission.
Mr. Pooley has practiced in Silicon Valley since 1973, establishing a national reputation as trial counsel in some of the most difficult and high visibility cases involving intellectual property. His successful patent infringement defense of Adobe Systems was recognized by the National Law Journal as the only IP case among its Top Defense Verdicts of 1997, and a record settlement for ESS Technology in a software copyright case led to his being honored as a 2003 Lawyer of the Year by California Lawyer Magazine. Mr. Pooley is also listed in the Guide to the World's Leading Patent Law Experts.
Matt Powers is the head of the Global Patent Litigation Group at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, and specializes in trying patent and trade secret cases. Mr. Powers was recognized in the January 2001 issue of the London-based publication The Lawyer as one of the "top 10" attorneys in Silicon Valley (he was the only intellectual property specialist or litigator so recognized), and as one of the "top 100" attorneys in the world (he was one of only two U.S. attorneys so recognized).
Mr. Powers is an Editor-in-Chief of the Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal, and has published extensively on various aspects of intellectual property law and litigation. He is a frequent lecturer nationally and internationally on intellectual property litigation issues. Mr. Powers also teaches a patent litigation course at the University of California, Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law, and has lectured on patent law at Stanford University and Santa Clara University. He is the Managing Partner of the Silicon Valley office of Weil Gotshal & Manges, and serves on the firm's overall Management Committee.
Robert Sacoff is Chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Intellectual Property Law, and represents domestic and foreign clients in U.S. trademark, copyright and unfair competition litigation and other disputes around the world. He co-authored the ABA Amicus Curiae Brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in Moseley v. V Secret Catalogue, Inc., No. 01-1015 (March 4, 2003), the first trademark dilution case to reach the U.S. Supreme Court.
He also serves as Vice President of the U.S Group of AIPPI, the Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle, which studies and makes recommendations on international intellectual property law issues. He has also advised the U.S. government on IP policy issues, serving as a private sector advisor to the U.S. government delegation which negotiated the Trademark Law Treaty, concluded at the Diplomatic Conference in Geneva, and serving for over a decade on the Public Advisory Committee for Trademark Affairs.
John H. Barton is the George E. Osborne Professor of Law at Stanford University. He has been on the faculty since 1969. His subjects include Law and High Technology, Technology as a Business Asset, Law and Biotechnology, International Institutions, International Business, International Environmental Law; and International Antitrust Law. He is a co-director of the International Center for Law and Technology.
Rochelle Dreyfuss is the Pauline Newman Professor of Law and former Director of the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy at New York University Law School. Her research and teaching interests include intellectual property, privacy, the relationship between science and law, and civil procedure. She has authored several articles on these subjects and has co-authored casebooks on civil procedure and intellectual property law. Professor Dreyfuss received her B.A. from Wellesley College in 1968 and a M.S. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1970. After spending several years as a research chemist at Vanderbilt University Medical School, the Albert Einstein Medical School, and the Ciba Geigy Corporation (now Novartis), she entered Columbia University Law School in 1978. At Columbia, she served as Articles and Book Review Editor of the Columbia Law Review. Following her graduation in 1981, she became law clerk first to Chief Judge Wilfred Feinberg of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and later to Chief Justice Warren E. Burger of the Supreme Court. Previously a consultant to the Federal Courts Study Committee and to the Presidential Commission on Catastrophic Nuclear Accidents, and a member of the Science and Law and Patent Law Committees of the New York City Bar Association, Professor Dreyfuss today serves as a member of the American Law Institute, the BNA's Advisory Board to USPQ, and the American Association of University Professors' Intellectual Property Strike Force. She is also currently a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Intellectual Property Rights in the Knowledge-Based Economy. She has visited at the University of Chicago, Santa Clara University and University of Washington Law Schools.
Christopher F. Edley is the Dean Designate at Boalt Hall School of Law. Currently he is a Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and Co-Director of the Civil Rights Project. His research interests include administrative law and problems of governance, race, and public policy. Dean Designate Edley holds a B.A. from Swarthmore College in Mathematics, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a M.P.P. from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.
Rebecca S. Eisenberg is the Robert and Barbara Luciano Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School. She is a graduate of Stanford University and Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, where she was articles editor of the California Law Review. Following law school she served as law clerk for Chief Judge Robert F. Peckham on the United States District Court for the Northern District of California and then practiced law as a litigator in San Francisco. She joined the University of Michigan Law School faculty in 1984. Professor Eisenberg regularly teaches courses in patent law, trademark law, FDA law, and has taught courses on torts, legal regulation of science, and legal issues in biomedical research. She has written and lectured extensively about patent law as applied to biotechnology and the role of intellectual property at the public-private divide in research science, publishing in scientific journals as well as law reviews. She has received grants from the program on Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of the Human Genome Project from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Biological and Environmental Research for her work on private appropriation and public dissemination of DNA sequence information.
Professor Eisenberg has played an active role in public policy debates concerning the role of intellectual property in biomedical research. In 1996 she chaired a workshop on intellectual property rights and research tools in molecular biology at the National Academy of Sciences, and in 1997-98 she chaired a working group on research tools for the National Institutes of Health. She is a member of the Advisory Committee to the Director of the National Institutes of Health, the Panel on Science, Technology and Law of the National Academies, and the Board of Directors of the Stem Cell Genomics and Therapeutics Network in Canada. She is also a past member of the Working Group on Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Human Genome Research. During the 1999-2000 academic year, Professor Eisenberg was a visiting professor at Stanford Law School.
Joseph V. Farrell is a Professor of Economics at University of California, Berkeley where he concentrates on the fields of microeconomic theory and industrial organization. He holds a Ph.D. from Oxford University which he received in 1981. Current research topics include telecommunications, productive efficiency and cost-cutting, compatibility standards, the formal standards process, and renegotiation and collusion.
Bronwyn Hall is a Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. She is a Research Associate at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, London, England, a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, Member, Programs on Productivity and Technical Change, and the founder of TSP International, a software firm that maintains, distributes, and does continuing development on the TSP econometrics package. She holds a B.A. in Physics from Wellesley College, a M.A. from Oxford University, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University.
Mark Janis joined the Iowa faculty in 1995 after six years in private practice with Barnes & Thornburg in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he specialized in patent prosecution and litigation. In 1999, he was promoted to full professor, and, in 2002, he was appointed the H. Blair and Joan V. White Intellectual Property Law Scholar. He is the 2001 recipient of the law school's Collegiate Teaching Award and a 2002-2005 recipient of the University of Iowa Faculty Scholar Award. Professor Janis teaches courses in patents, trademarks/unfair competition and property, as well as seminars on advanced problems in intellectual property. His scholarly research focuses on patent and trademark law, the intellectual property/antitrust interface, and intellectual property protection in the agricultural biotechnology industry. Professor Janis received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University in 1986 and a J.D. from Indiana University, Bloomington in 1989, where he graduated summa cum laude.
Mark Lemley is the Elizabeth Josslyn Boalt Chair in Law at Boalt Hall School of Law and a Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. Professor Lemley teaches intellectual property, computer law, patent law, antitrust, electronic commerce and regulation of the Internet. He is of counsel to the law firm of Keker & Van Nest, where he litigates and counsels clients in the areas of antitrust, intellectual property and computer law. He is the author of six books and 43 articles on these and related subjects, including the two-volume treatise IP and Antitrust. He has taught intellectual property law to federal and state judges at numerous Federal Judicial Center and ABA programs, and has testified five times before Congress and the Federal Trade Commission on patent, antitrust and constitutional law matters. He has chaired or co-chaired more than a dozen major conferences on antitrust, intellectual property and computer law. Professor Lemley received his J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley, and his A.B. from Stanford University. After graduating from law school, he clerked for Judge Dorothy Nelson on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and has practiced law in Silicon Valley with Brown & Bain and with Fish & Richardson. Before joining the Boalt faculty in January 2000, he was the Marrs McLean Professor of Law at the University of Texas School of Law.
Peter S. Menell is a Professor of Law at Boalt Hall School of Law and the Executive Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. After graduating from law school, Peter Menell clerked for Judge Jon O. Newman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He joined the Boalt faculty in 1990 and has visited at the Georgetown University Law Center, Harvard Law School and Stanford Law School. Menell co-founded the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology in 1995. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and an S.B. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Menell has written extensively in the fields of intellectual property and new technology, environmental law and policy, property law, and law and economics.
Robert Merges is the Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Professor of Law and Technology at Boalt Hall School of Law and a Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. Merges has authored or coauthored three books, Patent Law and Policy: Cases and Materials; Intellectual Property in the Era of New Technologies: Cases and Materials; and Legal Protection for Computer Technology. Recent articles include "As Many as Six Impossible Patents before Breakfast: Property Rights for Business Concepts and Patent System Reform," in the Berkeley Technology Law Journal (1999); "The Control of Strategic Alliances: An Empirical Analysis of Biotechnology Collaborations," in the Journal of Industrial Economics (1998); and "Intellectual Property and Digital Content: Notes on a Scorecard," in Rivista di Diritto Industriale (1998). In addition to teaching and research projects, Merges also serves as a special consultant to the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, and is a member of the Department's Task Force on Intellectual Property.
Arti Rai’s teaching and research interests are intellectual property (with a focus on patent law), law and the biopharmaceutical industry, health care regulation, and torts.
Prior to joining the Duke Law faculty in 2003, Professor Rai was on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she was also a visiting professor in Fall 2000. From 1997-2001, she was a faculty member at the University of San Diego School of Law. She was an associate at the firm of Jenner & Block, in Washington D.C., after completing a clerkship with Judge Marilyn Hall Patel on the United States District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco.
Rai graduated from Harvard College, magna cum laude, with a B.A. in biochemistry and history, attended Harvard Medical School for the 1987-1988 academic year and received her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1991. While in law school, she served as executive editor for the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review.
Pam Samuelson is a Professor of Law and of Information Management at the University of California at Berkeley. She is also a Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. She has written and spoken extensively on the challenges that digital technologies pose for existing legal regimes, particularly intellectual property law, and more recently has become interested in legal regulation of digital networked environments.
Carl Shapiro is the Transamerica Professor of Business Strategy at the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. He also is Director of the Institute of Business and Economic Research, and Professor of Economics in the Economics Department, at UC Berkeley. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics at M.I.T. in 1981, taught at Princeton University during the 1980s, and has been at Berkeley since 1990.
Professor Shapiro has published extensively in the areas of industrial organization, competition policy, the economics of innovation, and competitive strategy.
He served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economics in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice during 1995-1996.
Professor Shapiro recently completed a book with Hal R. Varian, Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy, which has received critical acclaim for its application of economic principles to the Information Economy and is already widely read by managers and adopted for classroom use.