The Harvard Law School Conference on Intellectual Property Law

Tuesday, September 9, 2008
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

American Academy of Arts and Sciences
136 Irving Street
Cambridge, MA


8:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast

9:00 a.m. -

9:15 a.m. Opening Remarks

Elena Kagan--Dean, Harvard Law School
William F. Lee--Co-Managing Partner, WilmerHale

9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
The Supreme Court Returns to Patent Law

Hon. Arthur J. Gajarsa--Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Carter G. Phillips--Managing Partner of the Washington, D.C., office of Sidley Austin LLP
Richard G. Taranto--Partner, Farr & Taranto
Seth P. Waxman--Partner, WilmerHale

10:45 a.m - 11:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
The Law of Obviousness after KSR: What is (or should be) Decided by Whom and When

John Duffy--Oswald Symister Colclough Research Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School
Robert S. Frank--Partner, Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
Reem Jishi--Deputy Chief Patent Counsel, Wyeth
William F. Lee--Co-Managing Partner, WilmerHale
Hon. Alan D. Lourie--Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Steven R. Rodgers--Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Legal and Corporate Affairs Director, Litigation, Intel

12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Hon. Paul R. Michel--Chief Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Patent Reform Act and Its Implications

Mark Chandler--Senior Vice President, Legal Services, General Counsel and Secretary
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Dana R. Colarulli--Director of Government Relations, Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
James Housel--Patent Attorney, Office of Intellectual Property Policy and Enforcement, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Sherry M. Knowles--Senior Vice President, Corporate Intellectual Property, GlaxoSmithKline

3:30 p.m. Closing Remarks

William W. Fisher--Professor of Law, Harvard Law School