Perspectives on the PTAB Conference

On November 9, 2017, CPIP and the Center for the Study of the Administrative State (CSAS) hosted a conference, Perspectives on the PTAB: The New Role of the Administrative State in the Innovation Economy, at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, in Arlington Virginia.

This conference investigated and assessed the role of the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB), a new administrative tribunal charged with reviewing the validity of issued patents. The PTAB has raised a host of administrative and constitutional issues as it has impacted patent law and innovation policy. We brought together specialists in administrative and patent law so that they could learn from each other and promote a better understanding of how to work in this new legal and policy environment.


PANEL VIDEOS

Panel 1

  • Paper Presenter 1: Prof. Saurabh Vishnubhakat, Texas A&M University School of Law
  • Commentator 1: Prof. Stuart Graham, Scheller College of Business, Georgia Tech
  • Paper Presenters 2: Prof. Christopher J. Walker, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law & Prof. Melissa F. Wasserman, University of Texas School of Law
  • Commentator 2: Prof. Adam White, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
  • Moderator: Devlin Hartline, Assistant Director, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property

Panel Discussion: A Lawyer’s Perspective on the PTAB

  • David Boundy, Partner, Cambridge Technology Law
  • Laurie Self, Vice President and Counsel, Government Affairs, Qualcomm
  • Rob Sterne, Founding Director, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox
  • Moderator: Prof. Adam Mossoff, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, Founder, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property

Panel 2

  • Paper Presenter 1: Prof. Michael S. Greve, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
  • Commentator 1: Prof. Arti K. Rai, Duke University School of Law
  • Paper Presenter 2: Prof. Emily S. Bremer, University of Wyoming College of Law
  • Commentator 2: Prof. Jay P. Kesan, University of Illinois College of Law
  • Moderator: Dr. David Lund, John F. Witherspoon Legal Fellow, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property

Panel 3

  • Paper Presenter 1: Prof. John F. Duffy, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Commentator 1: Prof. Renée Lettow Lerner, George Washington University Law School
  • Paper Presenter 2: Prof. Gary S. Lawson, Boston University School of Law
  • Commentator 2: Prof. Greg Reilly, Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Moderator: Kevin Madigan, Legal Fellow, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property


CONFERENCE MATERIALS


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