Friday, March 7 – Booth Auditorium

8:00- 8:25
Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:25 – 8:30
Introduction to the Conference
    Robert Barr, Executive Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology (BCLT)

8:30 – 10:00
What We Know (and Do Not Know) About IP & Entrepreneurship
Moderator – Peter Menell, BCLT & UC Berkeley Law School  pdf

Studying entrepreneurship and IP: what do we know so far?; introduction to the Kauffman Project (methodology; case studies; surveys); patent system — promoting inventors, entrepreneurs or both?

     Stuart Graham, BCLT Kauffman Fellow; Georgia Tech College of Management  pdf
     Henry Sauermann, Duke University, Fuqua School of Business  pdf
     Suzanne Scotchmer, UC Berkeley, Economics and Public Policy Departments  pdf
     Emily M. Morris, Chicago-Kent Law School  pdf
     Sean Pak, Latham & Watkins  pdf

10:00 – 10:30

10:30 – 1:00
When and Why Do Entrepreneurs Seek Patents?

Whether, when, and why entrepreneurs obtain patents: what role do actual or potential patent rights play in decisions to invest in start-ups?  How do investors and entrepreneurs assess the scope and value of their own and other firms’ patent rights in the course of deciding which business opportunities to pursue or to fund or how to structure rounds of financing?

    10:30 – 11:45 ~ IT Sector
    Moderator – Jason Kipnis, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
         Brad Feld, Foundry Group and Mobius Venture Capital
         Lee Van Pelt, Van Pelt & Yi LLP
         Scott Kieff, Washington University in St. Louis  pdf
         Rosemarie Ziedonis, University of Michigan, Business School  pdf
         Robert Glushko, UC Berkeley, iSchool  pdf
         David Harnett, Microsoft Corporation

    11:45 – 1:00 ~ Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical/Green Technology Sectors
    Moderator – Matthew Hinsch, Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP
         Gladys Monroy, Morrison & Foerster  pdf
         Michael Goldberg, Mohr Davidow Ventures
         Arti Rai, Duke Law School  pdf
         Margaret Taylor, UC Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy  pdf
         Bassil Dahiyat, Xencor  pdf

1:00 – 2:30
David Nelson Memorial Keynote Lecture & Luncheon
     Introduction: Michael Jacobs, Partner at Morrison & Foerster
     Lecture: Thomas E. Ciotti, Senior Counsel at Morrison & Foerster 

2:30 – 5:30
What Challenges Do Entrepreneurs Face When Licensing or Enforcing Patents?

What difficulties do entrepreneurs face in licensing and enforcing their patents? What steps do they take to avoid infringing other parties’ patent rights?  How are entrepreneurs affected by “patent trolls”? How easily can entrepreneurs enter markets in industries where cross-licensing of patent rights is common?

    2:30 – 3:45 ~ IT Sector
    Moderator – Mark Weinstein, White & Case LLP
         Hank Barry, Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin
         … (Former Hummer Winblad Venture Partners and former Napster CEO)
         Robert Merges, BCLT & UC Berkeley Law School  pdf
         Michael Meurer, Boston University School of Law  pdf
         Matt Powers, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
         Craig Walker, GrandCentral/Google Inc.

    3:45 – 5:30 ~ Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical/Green Technology Sectors
    Moderator – Elizabeth Howard, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
         Margo Bagley, University of Virginia Law School  pdf
         Dan Burk, University of Minnesota Law School  pdf
         Lawrence Pope, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP  pdf
         Josh Green, Mohr Davidow Ventures  pdf

5:30 – 7:00
Conference Reception

Saturday, March 8 – Booth Auditorium

Check in & Continental Breakfast

What Role for Patents in an Increasingly Open & Collaborative Innovation Environment?
Moderator – Donald Min, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

Effects of patent rights on issues of particular importance to entrepreneurial activity: collaborative activities such as open source software; open standards; interoperability; and, employee mobility.

     Ashish Arora, Carnegie-Mellon  pdf
     Victoria Lee, DLA Piper US LLP  pdf
     Pryor Garnett, IBM Corporation, Senior Counsel, IP law  pdf
     Doug Lichtman, UCLA Law School
     Pam Samuelson, BCLT, UC Berkeley Law School & iSchool  pdf


Should Entrepreneurs Care About Patent Reform?
Moderator – Sean DeBruine, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
     Miriam Bitton, DePaul University College of Law  pdf
     Rebecca Eisenberg, University of Michigan Law School
     Suzanne Michel, Federal Trade Commission, Chief Counsel for IP
     Mark Myers, Xerox Corporation, Retiree
     James Toupin, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, General Counsel  pdf
     Scott Stern, Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management  pdf