Perspectives on the PTAB: The New Role of the Administrative State in the Innovation Economy

Co-Hosted by the Center for the Study of the Administrative State and the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

November 9, 2017

This conference investigated and assessed the role of the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) as it has impacted patent law and innovation policy.

9:30 – 10:00 am – Registration

10:00 – 10:15 am – Opening Remarks

10:15 – 11:45 am – Panel 1 – Click here to watch the video of the full panel!

1st Paper Presenter: Prof. Saurabh Vishnubhakat, Texas A&M University School of Law
1st Commentator: Prof. Stuart Graham, Scheller College of Business, Georgia Tech
2nd Paper Presenters: Prof. Christopher J. Walker, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and Prof. Melissa F. Wasserman, University of Texas School of Law
2nd Commentator: Prof. Adam White, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

Moderator: Devlin Hartline, Assistant Director, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property

11:45 am – 1:45 pm – Lunch & Panel Discussion: A Lawyer’s Perspective on the PTAB – Click here to watch the video of the full panel! 

David Boundy, Partner, Cambridge Technology Law
Laurie Self, Vice President and Counsel, Government Affairs, Qualcomm
Rob Sterne, Founding Director, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox

Moderator: Prof. Adam Mossoff, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, Founder, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property

1:45 – 3:15 pm – Panel 2 – Click here to watch the video of the full panel! 

1st Paper Presenter: Prof. Michael S. Greve, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
1st Commentator: Prof. Arti K. Rai, Duke University School of Law
2nd Paper Presenter: Prof. Emily S. Bremer, University of Wyoming College of Law
2nd Commentator: Prof. Jay P. Kesan, University of Illinois College of Law

Moderator: Dr. David Lund, John F. Witherspoon Legal Fellow, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property

3:15 – 3:30 pm – Break

3:30 – 5:00 pm – Panel 3 – Click here to watch the video of the full panel!

1st Paper Presenter: Prof. John F. Duffy, University of Virginia School of Law<
1st Commentator: Prof. Renée Lettow Lerner, George Washington University Law School
2nd Paper Presenter: Prof. Gary S. Lawson, Boston University School of Law
2nd Commentator: Prof. Greg Reilly, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Moderator: Kevin Madigan, Legal Fellow, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property

Presented Research Papers