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Patent Trolls and Patent Reform


March 21, 2014 8:00am - March 22, 2014 5:00pm

Both days will be held at Paul Brest Hall, 555 Salvatierra Walk, Stanford, CA, 94305.  For parking information please click here.


Co-sponsored by the Stanford Program in Law, Science, & Technology and Samsung Electronics.

The Patent Trolls and Patent Reform conference is a two-day conference.  It is open to the public and everyone is invited to attend both days.  Registration is recommended


Patent reform is once again in the headlines, as the Supreme Court, Congress, and even state attorneys general target perceived abuses of the litigation system by patent trolls and others. Join an all-star cast of lawyers, judges, and academics as they discuss the prospects and impact of the most likely reforms.

Join the converstion #slspatentreform

Friday, March 21, 2014: Conference Day
To view the agenda, click here.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Bernard Chao, Sturm College of Law
  • Lee Cheng, Newegg
  • Colleen Chien, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)
  • Peter Detkin, Intellectual Ventures
  • Daralyn Durie, Durie Tangri LLP
  • Judge Timothy Dyk, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Court
  • Robin Feldman, UC Hastings College of Law
  • Heidi Keefe, Cooley LLP
  • Amy Landers, Pacific McGeorge School of Law
  • Mike Lee, Cisco Systems, Inc. 
  • Mark Lemley, Stanford Law School; Durie Tangri LLP
  • Brian Love, Santa Clara School of Law
  • Doug Melamed, Intel
  • Sonal Mehta, Weil, Gotshal and Manges
  • Mike Meurer, Boston University
  • Suzanne Michel, Google
  • Matt Powers, Tensegrity Law Group
  • Ashok Ramani, Keker & Van Nest
  • Ed Reines, Weil, Gotshal and Manges
  • Michael Risch,Villanova University School of Law
  • Julie Samuels, Engine Advocacy
  • Stefani Shanberg, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Lee Van Pelt, Van Pelt Yi & James

Saturday, March 22, 2014: Academic Day
To view the agenda, click here.

Paper: Brian Love, Santa Clara "A Survey of University Inventors in Computer Science & Electrical Engineering"
Commentor: Peter Lee, UC Davis

Paper: Jonas Anderson, American University, "Patent Dialogue"
Commentor: Dan Burk, UC Irvine

Paper: Mike Meurer, Boston University, "Transparent Patents"
Commentator: Sarah Wasserman Rajec, Stanford

Paper: Roger Ford , Chicago, :The Patent Spiral"
Commentator: Rochelle Dreyfuss, NYU

Paper: Mark Lemley, Stanford; Durie Tangri LLP, “Does Familiarity Breed Contempt Among Judges Deciding Patent Cases?"
Commentator: Lisa Ouellette, Yale

Paper: Michael Burstein, Cardozo, "Rethinking Standing in Patent Challenges"
Commentator: Jake Sherkow, Stanford

Paper: Bernard Chao, Denver, "A Case Study in Patent Litigation Transparency"
Commentator: Shawn Miller, Stanford

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