Friday, March 7 – Booth Auditorium
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
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