On March 31, 2011, the University of Dayton, School of Law will be hosting The Scholarly Symposia Series on Current Issues in Intellectual Property Law. The symposium, entitled “Killing the Golden Goose: How Today’s Innovations in the Patent System are Harming Innovation Itself” will expose core problems with our changing patent system, including tests for patent validity, infringement, and remedies, as well as the flood of procedural issues at the agency, trial court, appellate court, and Supreme Court Levels. Appetizers and cocktails will be served at 6:00 p.m, followed by a hearty debate from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
The guest speaker will be Professor F. Scott Kief, who is a professor at The George Washington University Law School and the Ray & Louise Knowles Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, where he directs the Project on Commercializing Innovation. Prof. Kief also has experience as a trial lawyer and patent lawyer, served as Law Clerk to U.S. Circuit judge Giles S. Rich, is a testifying and consulting expert, and studied molecular biology and microeconomics at MIT and conducted research in molecular genetics at the Whitehead Institute.
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