Schedule of Panels for Patents and Diversity in Innovation

University of Michigan Law School, September 29-30

All conference programs will be held in Hutchins Hall, Room 100, unless otherwise noted.

Friday, September 29

7:45
Continental Breakfast

8:45
Welcoming Remarks & Introduction
Dean Evan Caminker
Provost and Executive Vice-President Teresa Sullivan

9:15-10:30
The New Political Economics of Patent Policy: Pressures on a Unitary System
Brian Kahin, Michigan/CCIA [slides]
Mark Lemley, Stanford [abstract]
Reto Hilty, Max Planck Institute [abstract] [slides]
Alison Brimelow, President-Elect, European Patent Office (chair)

10:45-12:15
Industry Differences
Wes Cohen, Duke [abstract] [slides]
Dominique Guellec, OECD
Robert Armitage, Eli Lilly [abstract] [slides]
Chuck Fish, Time Warner [slides]
Rosemarie Ziedonis, Michigan (chair)

12:15-1:00
Box Lunch

1:00-2:30
Cost-Benefit Analysis Across Industries
Jim Bessen, BU/Research on Innovation [abstract]
David Martin, M-CAM [abstract]
Peter Menell, Berkeley [abstract]
Mark Webbink, Red Hat [slides]
Rebecca Eisenberg, Michigan (chair)

2:45-4:15
Dimensions of Economic Analysis
Robert Hunt, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia [slides]
Joseph Farrell, Berkeley
Luigi Marengo, Sant' Anna School of Advanced Studies [abstract] [slides]
William Cohen, FTC (chair)

4:30-6:00
Boundary Costs, Information Costs, and Transaction Costs
Michael Meurer, BU [abstract] [paper]
Deepak Somaya, Maryland [slides]
Jay Kesan, Illinois
John Squires, Goldman Sachs
Suzanne Michel, FTC (chair)

6:15
Reception with Buffet
Sponsored by Red Hat

 

Saturday, September 30

8:00
Continental Breakfast

9:00-10:15
Industry-Driven Policy and the TRIPs Framework
Rochelle Dreyfuss, NYU [abstract]
Graeme Dinwoodie, Chicago-Kent [abstract]
Bhaven Sampat, Columbia [slides]
Sean Dennehey, Patent Office (UK) (chair)

10:30-11:45
Costs of Uniformity and Differentiation
Michael Carroll, Villanova [abstract] [slides] [paper]
Carl Shapiro, Berkeley [abstract]
John Duffy, George Washington [abstract] [slides]
Margaret Jane Radin, Princeton (chair)

11:45-12:45
Buffet Lunch

12:45-2:15
Institutional Competence, Capacity, and Design I
Craig Nard, Case Western [abstract] [slides]
Arti Rai, Duke [slides]
Dan Burk, Minnesota [slides]
Steven Kunin, Oblon Spivak [abstract]
Steve Merrill, STEP/NAS (chair)

2:30-4:00
Institutional Competence, Capacity, and Design II
Sean Dennehey, Patent Office (UK)
William Kovacic, FTC
James Toupin, USPTO
Alison Brimelow, President-Elect, European Patent Office
Brian Kahin, Michigan/CCIA (chair)

4:00
Adjourn - Light Refreshments