Thursday, April 12, 2018
|Thursday Morning||Presiding Officer: Jessica Hollis, Symposium Editor, Berkeley Technology Law Journal|
|8:00am-8:55am||Registration & Breakfast|
1. Agency design
How should IP agencies optimally be designed, both internally (what sort of offices and officers should they have) and where should the agencies be placed within the U.S. governmental structure? How well do the existing agencies match with optimal designs? How do U.S. IP agency designs differ from those in other countries?
Moderator: Amy K. Van Zant, Orrick
Graeme Dinwoodie, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law and University of Oxford
Joseph Matal, US Patent and Trademark Office
Anne Joseph O’Connell, UC Berkeley School of Law
Jule Sigall, Microsoft
2. Agency procedures
How do IP agencies exercise their ministerial functions: registration, recording, examination, issuance, and review?
|Thursday Afternoon||Presiding Officer: Darius D. Dehghan, Symposium Editor, Berkeley Technology Law Journal|
3. Agency Rule-making
What rule-making authority do the U.S. IP agencies have? How well do they exercise these powers? Should they have more rule-making authority?
Stuart Graham, Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology
Sonia Katyal, UC Berkeley School of Law
Joe Liu, Boston College Law School
Aaron Perzanowski, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
4. Tensions Between IP Agencies and Other Parts of the Executive Branch
What is the relationship between the policies and decisions of IP agencies and those of other executive agencies? Some agencies may have different priorities than IP agencies on IP issues. When this happens, how are the tensions that arise addressed and resolved?
Moderator: Esha Bandyopadhyay, Winston & Strawn LLP
Rebecca Eisenberg, University of Michigan Law School
Sapna Kumar, University of Houston Law Center
Tejas Narechania, UC Berkeley School of Law
|4:30pm-5:00pm||Keynote: Howard Shelanski, Georgetown University Law School|
Friday, April 13, 2018
Review of Agency Decisions
|Friday Morning||Presiding Officer: Jessica Hollis, Symposium Editor, Berkeley Technology Law Journal|
KEYNOTE: Michelle Lee, Former Undersecretary of Commerce and Director, USPTO
What procedures are there and should there be within IP agencies to review whether claimants’ IP rights are valid?
Moderator: Julie Holloway, Latham
Colleen Chien, Santa Clara University School of Law
Rob Merges, UC Berkeley School of Law
Alexandra Roberts, University of New Hampshire School of Law
Christopher Sprigman, NYU School of Law
Saurabh Vishnubhakat, Texas A&M University School of Law
6. Judicial Deference
How much deference do and should judges give to IP agency decisions, practices, and policies?
Moderator: Matthew Kreeger, Morrison & Foerster
Shyam Balganesh, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Dan Burk, University of California, Irvine
Deborah R. Gerhardt, University of North Carolina School of Law
Arti Rai, Duke University School of Law
|Friday Afternoon||Presiding Officer: Darius D. Dehghan, Symposium Editor, Berkeley Technology Law Journal|
DAVID E. NELSON KEYNOTE: Hon. Raymond T. Chen, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Introduced by Matthew Kreeger, Morrison and Foerster
7. Enforcement Issues
What role should IP agencies play in enforcing IP rights? Should Congress establish small claims tribunals within IP agencies’ domain? What kinds of claims should be justiciable and what relief should be available?
Moderator: Michael Headley, Fish & Richardson
Ben Depoorter, UC Hastings College of the Law
Christian Helmers, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University
Lisa Ouellette, Stanford Law School
Pam Samuelson, UC Berkeley School of Law