NDLS Hosts Roundtable on Patent Law

Author: Denise Wager

NDLS will host a Junior Patent Roundtable on Friday, April 1, with senior scholars discussing with junior scholars several of their research pieces in the field of patent law. The roundtable will include four sessions, each devoted to one research paper with commentary and discussion to follow.

“This is a great opportunity to bring together several rising patent law scholars from across the country, in a format that enables sustained discussion and feedback. It’s a great opportunity for a deep dive on emerging research in several key areas of patent law,” said Mark McKenna, associate dean for faculty research and development and professor of law.

Presenters and topics include:
• Associate Professor Dmitry Karshtedt, George Washington University Law School, Causal Responsibility and Patent Infringement
• Associate Professor Lisa Ouellette, Stanford University Law School, A Market Test for Bayh-Dole Patents
• Associate Professor Saurabh Vishnubhakat, Texas A&M University School of Law, The Field of Invention
• Associate Professor Steve Yelderman, Notre Dame Law School, Do Patent Challenges Increase Competition?

Commentators and other roundtable participants will include McKenna and:
• Chancellor’s Professor Dan Burk, University of California, Irvine School of Law
• Associate Professor Colleen Chien, Santa Clara University School of Law
• Professor Chris Cotropia, University of Richmond School of Law
• Briggs and Morgan Professor Tom Cotter, University of Minnesota Law School
• Professor Jeanne Fromer, New York University School of Law
• Professor Tim Holbrook, Emory University School of Law
• John P. Wilson Professor Jonathan Masur, University of Chicago School of Law
• Professor Melissa Wasserman, University of Illinois College of Law