Upcoming Patent Law Conferences at Indiana-Bloomington

By Jason Rantanen

The Center for Intellectual Property Research at Indiana University Maurer School of Law is sponsoring three conferences this fall on the state of patent law.  At the first conference, coming up in just two weeks, I'll be speaking about inequitable conduct in the wake of Therasense v. Becton Dickinson and the way the new supplemental examination rules are likely to impact patent law.  That conference features a panel discussion about what the AIA accomplished involving heavyweights in both academia (Mark Janis, John Duffy & Rochelle Dreyfuss) and industry (Mark Chandler, Gary Griswold, Doug Norman, and John Vaughn). 

Full details on each conference are available by following the links.

September 13-14:
The America Invents Act: One Year Later
Keynote Speakers:
David Kappos, Director, USPTO
Robert Armitage, General Counsel, Eli Lilly and Company
September 24: 
The State of Patent Litigation: A Conversation with the Federal Circuit
Keynote Speakers:
Hon. Randall Rader, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Hon. S. Jay Plager, Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
(In cooperation with the Federal Circuit Bar Association)
November 2-3: 
The Future of Design Protection Law
Mark D. Janis, Robert A. Lucas Chair of Law, IU Maurer School of Law
Graeme Dinwoodie, Professor of Intellectual Property and
Information Technology Law, Oxford University
(Held at Oxford University)