Research Roundtables

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Research Roundtable on Software and Business Method Patents

Thursday, April 24-Friday, April 25, 2014

AGENDA

Participant List

  1. David Abrams, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  2. John R. Allison, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin
  3. Pere Arqué-Castells, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  4. Justus Baron, Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth
  5. Steve Borsand, Trading Technologies International, Inc.
  6. Julie A. Carlson, U.S. Federal Trade Commission
  7. Marco Ceccagnoli, Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology
  8. Charles J. Cooper, Cooper & Kirk, PLLC
  9. Peter DiCola, Northwestern University School of Law
  10. Amy Garber, Patent Agent on behalf of GE Global Patent Operation
  11. Stuart Graham, Georgia Institute of Technology
  12. Kirti Gupta, Qualcomm Inc.
  13. Bronwyn H. Hall, Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley
  14. Joseph F. Hetz, Brinks Gilson & Lione
  15. Jay P. Kesan, University of Illinois College of Law
  16. Jay Q. Knobloch, Trading Technologies International, Inc.
  17. Jeffrey R. Kuester, Taylor English Duma LLP
  18. Anne Layne-Farrar, Charles River Associates
  19. Alan Marco, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  20. Frances Marshall, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, Legal Policy Section
  21. Keith McNally, Ameranth, Inc.
  22. Peter S. Menell, UC Berkeley School of Law
  23. Yann Meniere, Cerna - MINES Paris Tech
  24. Shawn Miller, Stanford Law School
  25. Suzanne Drennon Munck, U.S. Federal Trade Commission
  26. Abhishek Nagaraj, MIT Sloan School of Management
  27. John Nethery, Brinks Gilson & Lione
  28. Laura Pedraza-Fariña, Northwestern University School of Law
  29. Arti K. Rai, Duke University School of Law
  30. Margaret Jane Radin, University of Michigan School of Law
  31. Florian Schuett, Tilburg University
  32. David L. Schwartz, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law
  33. Laurie C. Self, Qualcomm Inc.
  34. Priyanka Sharma, Stuart School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology
  35. Ralph B. Siebert, Purdue University, Krannert School of Management
  36. Matthew L. Spitzer, Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth
  37. Daniel F. Spulber, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  38. Emerson H. Tiller, Northwestern University School of Law
  39. Phyllis Turner-Brim, Intellectual Ventures
  40. Bruno van Pottelsberghe de la Potterie, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management
  41. Saurabh Vishnubhakat, Duke Law School
  42. Deborah Weiss, Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth
  43. Arvids Ziedonis, Stanford University
  44. Rosemarie Ziedonis, Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon
  45. Samantha Zyontz, MIT-Sloan School of Management

Background Papers

Notice Failure and Notice Externalities
Peter S. Menell, University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)
Michael J. Meurer, Boston University School of Law

Tailoring Legal Protection for Computer Software
Peter S. Menell, University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)

Forty Years of Wondering in the Wilderness and No Closer to The Promised Land: Bilski’s Superficial Textualism and the Missed Opportunity to Return Patent Law to Its Technology Mooring
Peter S. Menell, University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)

Rethinking Patent Eligibility for the Modern Scientific Age
Peter S. Menell, University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)
Jeffrey A. Lefstin, University of California, Hastings College of Law

Do ‘Fuzzy’ Software Patent Boundaries Explain High Claim Construction Reversal Rates?
Shawn P. Miller, Stanford Law School

Of Smart Phone Wars and Software Patents (with Saurabh Vishnubhakat)
Stuart Graham, Georgia Institute of Technology

Patent Quality and Incentives at the Patent Office
Florian Schuett, Tilburg University

Technology Entry in the Presence of Patent Thickets
Bronwyn Hall, UC Berkeley and University of Maastricht, NBER
Christian Helmers, Universidad Carlos III and SERC LSE
Georg von Graevenitz, University of East Anglia and NIESR
Chiara Rosazza‐Bondibene, NIESR

Patent Value and Citations: Creative Destruction or Strategic Disruption? (with Ufuk Akcigit and Jillian Popadak)
David Abrams, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Cocreation of Value in a Platform Ecosystem: The Case of Enterprise Software
Marco Ceccagnoli, College of Management, Georgia Institute of Technology
Chris Forman, College of Management, Georgia Institute of Technology
Peng Huang, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Appropriability Mechanisms and the Platform Partnership Decision: Evidence from Enterprise Software
Marco Ceccagnoli, College of Management, Georgia Institute of Technology
Chris Forman, College of Management, Georgia Institute of Technology
D.J. Wu, College of Management, Georgia Institute of Technology
Peng Huang, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Risks Associated With Restricting Business Method and E-Commerce Patents (with Lawrence E. Thompson)
Jeffrey R. Kuester, Taylor English Duma LLP

Bernard L. Bilski and Rand A. Warsaw, v. John J. Doll, Acting Under Secretary Of Commerce For Intellectual Property And Acting Director Of The United States Patent And Trademark Office

Brief of Amici Curiae, Trading Technologies International, Inc., Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P., Cummins Inc., Scientific Games Corporation, Align Technology, Inc., Et Al., In Support Of Petitioner (Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd v. CLS Bank International and CLS Services Ltd.)

Defensive and Offensive Acquisition Services in the Market for Patents
Yann Ménière, Cerna - MINES ParisTech
Charlene Cosandier, Cerna - MINES ParisTech
Henry Delcamp, Cerna - MINES ParisTech
Aija Leiponen, Cornell University and Imperial College London

Unpacking Patent Assertion Entitites (PAE's)
Christopher A. Cotropia, University of Richmond School of Law
Kay Kesan, University of Illinois College of Law
David L. Schwartz, Chicago-Kent College of Law

John R. Allison & Emerson H. Tiller, The Business Method Patent Myth, Berkeley Tech. L.J. (2003)

John R. Allison & Starling D. Hunter, On the Feasibility of Improving Patent Quality One Technology at a Time: The Case of Business Methods, Berkeley Tech. L.J. (2006)

John R. Allison, Abe Dunn, Ronald J. Mann, Software Patents, Incumbents, and Entry, Texas L. Rev. (2007)

John R. Allison & Ronald J. Mann, The Disputed Quality of Software Patents, Washington U. L.Q. (2008)

Arti K. Rai, John R. Allison, & Bhaven N. Sampat, University Software Ownership and Litigation: A First Examination, N.C. L. Rev. (2009)

John R. Allison, Mark A. Lemley, & Joshua H. Walker, Extreme Value or Trolls on Top? The Characteristics of the Most Litigated Patents, U. Penn. L. Rev. (2010)

John R. Allison, Mark A. Lemley, & Joshua H. Walker, Patent Quality and Settlement Among Repeat Patent Litigants, Georgetown L.J. (2011)

John R. Allison, Emerson H. Tiller, Samantha Zyontz, Tristan Bligh, Patent Litigation and the Internet, Stanford Tech. L. Rev. (2012)


Second Annual Research Roundtable on Climate Change and Natural Preservation:  Adaptation Litigation, Oceans, and Other Topics

Thursday, July 17-Friday, July 18, 2014

Details forthcoming.


Second Annual Research Roundtable on Workfoce Science: Applications

TBD

Details forthcoming


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