FTC/DOJ Hearings to Highlight U.S. Court of Appeals For the Federal Circuit Perspectives on the Intersection Between Antitrust and Intellectual Property Law and Policy

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The Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice today announced times, location, and participants for the July 10 and July 11, 2002 sessions in their joint hearings on "Competition and Intellectual Property Law and Policy in the Knowledge-Based Economy." These sessions will explore the jurisprudence of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, including substantive trends and analysis, the Court's jurisdiction, and its choice of law decisions. The general public and press are invited to attend. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Written comments from interested parties may be submitted to the FTC.

July 10:

FTC - Room 432


FEDERAL CIRCUIT JURISPRUDENCE: SUBSTANTIVE TRENDS AND ANALYSIS

9:30 a.m. - noon

Trends in Federal Circuit Jurisprudence

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Patent Law Analysis in Federal Circuit Jurisprudence

Participants

Dan L. Burk, Julius E. Davis Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School

Rochelle C. Dreyfuss, Pauline Newman Professor of Law, New York University School of Law

John F. Duffy, Associate Professor of Law, William and Mary School of Law

Stephen G. Kunin, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy, United States Patent and Trademark Office

Glynn S. Lunney, Jr., Professor of Law, Tulane Law School

Richard R. Nelson, George Blumenthal Professor of International and Public Affairs, Political Science, Business, and Law, Columbia University

F. M. Scherer, Roy E. Larson Professor of Public Policy and Management, Harvard University

Gerald Sobel, Partner, Kaye Scholer LLP

Herbert C. Wamsley, Executive Director, Intellectual Property Owners Association

July 11:

FTC - Room 432

FEDERAL CIRCUIT JURISPRUDENCE: JURISDICTION, CHOICE OF LAW, AND COMPETITION POLICY PERSPECTIVES

10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Participants

The Honorable T. S. Ellis, III, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Mary L. Azcuenaga, Partner, Heller Ehrman White & McAullife LLP

Charles P. Baker, Partner, Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto

Mark T. Banner, Partner, Banner & Witcoff, Ltd., and Chair-Elect, American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law

R. Bhaskar, Senior Research Fellow, Harvard Business School

Roxanne C. Busey, Partner, Gardner Carton & Douglas, and Chair, American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law

Rochelle C. Dreyfuss, Pauline Newman Professor of Law, New York University School of Law

George G. Gordon, Partner, Dechert

James B. Kobak, Jr., Member, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Stephen G. Kunin, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy, United States Patent and Trademark Office

Cecil D. Quillen, Jr., Senior Advisor, Cornerstone Research

Matthew F. Weil, Partner, McDermott, Will & Emery

Further information about these sessions will be posted on the FTC Web site, www.ftc.gov/opp/intellect/index.htm, as it becomes available.

Contact Information

Media Contact:
Cathy MacFarlane,
Office of Public Affairs
202-326-3657
Staff Contacts:
William Cohen,
Office of the General Counsel
202-326-2110

Hillary Greene,
Office of the General Counsel
202-326-2346