Don't miss PatCon 3, the annual Patent Conference which takes place this Friday and Saturday (April 12-13) at Chicago-Kent. See conference details below and at the conference website.
About the Conference
The Patent Conference is a cooperative effort among the University of Kansas School of Law, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, University of San Diego School of Law, and Boston College Law School to hold an annual conference where patent scholars in law, economics, management science, and other disciplines can share their research.
In 2010, the founders of PatCon—law professors David Olson, David Schwartz, Ted Sichelman and Andrew Torrance—realized that the growth and importance of research in the area of patents required an exclusive forum that would enable participants to share their research with other experts and explore links across the legal and business side of patents.
PatCon 2, hosted by Boston College Law School in May 2012, had more than 40 participants from across the country.
Distinguished panelists and speakers include:
A Debate About the Patent System
The Honorable Judge Richard Posner (7th Circuit);
Professor Richard Epstein (the Hoover Institution & New York University School of Law)
The Honorable Judge Richard Linn (Federal Circuit)
Plenary Session Presentation
Professor Mark Lemley (Stanford Law School);
Alan Marco (Chief Economist, USPTO);
Professor David Abrams (University of Pennsylvania Law School)
Jim Trussell (Associate General Counsel & Chief IP Counsel, BP America);
Greg Steele (Division Counsel, Pharmaceutical Due Diligence, AbbVie);
Jon Wood (Chief IP Counsel, Bridgestone Americas);
Paul Rodriguez (VP and Chief IP Counsel, RR Donnelley)
PatCon 3 Sponsors:
- IIT Chicago-Kent's Center for Empirical Studies of Intellectual Property
- Cozen O'Connor
- Niro, Haller & Niro Ltd.