TROLLS OR TOLL-TAKERS:
DO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY NON-PRACTICING ENTITIES ADD VALUE TO SOCIETY?
Friday, January 30, 2015
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Presented by the Chapman Law Review
Chapman University is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider and certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit in the amount of 5.5 units of general MCLE credit.
Introduction to the 2015 Chapman Law Review Symposium by Professor Samuel F. Ernst
There are few areas of patent law more contentious than the dispute over the social utility of “non-practicing entities,” or (if you will excuse the expression) “patent trolls.” Generally speaking, patent trolls are companies that acquire patents, not for the purpose of developing new technologies and creating jobs, but for the sole purpose of demanding royalties (through litigation if necessary) from those companies that do release products on the market. The 2015 Chapman Law Review Symposium will seek to advance the discussion of non-practicing entities in three ways: (1) by expanding on the scholarly debate surrounding patent trolls; (2) by expanding on the perspectives informing this debate beyond academia by inviting the views of practitioners from both sides of the patent troll divide; and (3) by expanding on the scope of this topic by considering the nature and possibility of copyright and trademark trolls. View the entire introduction.
- Professor Robin Feldman – Harry & Lillian Hastings Professor of Law and Director of the Institute for Innovation Law, University of California Hastings College of the Law
- Professor Brian L. Frye – University of Kentucky College of Law (download presentation)
- Professor Ryan Holte – Southern Illinois University School of Law
- Professor Amy L. Landers – Director of the Intellectual Property Law Program and Professor of Law, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Lunch & Keynote: Standing Sentinel Over Innovation: The Importance of a Balanced and Effective IP System (11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.) (View webcast)
Andrew Byrnes, Chief of Staff, The United States Patent and Trademark Office (download presentation)
Panel II: The Practitioner’s Perspective: The Effect of Patent Non-Practicing Entities on Industry (1:30 - 3 p.m.) (View webcast)
Moderator: John B. Sganga, Jr. – Partner, Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP, Orange County
- Lee Cheng – Chief Legal Officer, SVP-Corporate Development and Corporate Secretary, Newegg Inc.
- Robert D. Fish – Founding Partner, Fish & Tsang LLP
- Ian D. McClure – Director, Intellectual Property Exchange International, Inc. (IPXI) (download presentation)
- Congressman Dana Rohrabacher – U.S. Representative for California's 48th Congressional District
- Nathan Shafroth – Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
- Chris Arledge – Co-founder and Managing Partner, One LLP
- Professor Tom W. Bell – Chapman University Fowler School of Law
- Brad A. Greenberg – Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Intellectual Property, Columbia Law School
- Lindy Herman – Senior Associate, Fish & Tsang LLP
- Professor Michael Mireles – University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law
Closing Remarks (4:45 - 5 p.m.)
"En Banc" Reception: Cocktails and appetizers for all guests, panelists, faculty and students (5 - 7 p.m.)
Disability Services will be provided upon request.
For more information, please contact Senior Symposium Editor, Rachel Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org