September 2010 USPTO Economics Research Agenda


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9:00-9:15 AM
Welcome by Robert Barr, Executive Director, BCLT

9:15-10:00 AM

USPTO Data Resources

  – USPTO, Chief Economist’s Office
      (Stuart Graham, Alan Marco, Venay Puri)

10:00-10:30 AM

10:30-11:15 AM

USPTO Economic Research Agenda

 – Stuart Graham, USPTO Chief Economist

11:15-12:00 PM

Economists’ Discussion: Panel 1

  – Richard Gilbert, UC Berkeley
  – Bronwyn Hall, UC Berkeley & Maastrict University
  – Suzanne Scotchmer, UC Berkeley
12:00-1:00 PM
Lunch break
1:00-1:30 PM
Remarks, David J. Kappos, Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director, USPTO

1:30-2:15 PM

Economists’ Discussion: Panel 2

 – Keith Maskus, University of Colorado
 – Petra Moser, Stanford University
 – Brian Wright, UC Berkeley

2:15-2:45 PM

2:45-3:45 PM

Industry – Professional Discussion

– Brian Kahin, Computer & Communications Ind. Assoc.
– Anne Layne-Farrar, LECG
– Preston McAfee, Yahoo!
– Bernard Munos, formerly Eli Lilly

3:45-4:15 PM

4:15-5:15 PM

Law Professors’ Discussion

  – Dennis Crouch, University of Missouri
  – Peter Menell, UC Berkeley
  – Robert Merges, UC Berkeley
  – Pam Samuelson, UC Berkeley
5:15-5:30 PM
Wrap up by Robert Barr, Executive Director, BCLT
5:30-7:00 PM  
BCLT Reception