2014 Spring Conference

2014 Spring Conference flyerCPIP and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) hosted a conference on patent law at George Mason University School of Law.

The panels discussed the essential role that intellectual property plays in converting the research conducted at universities and labs throughout the country into valuable technology and products, and the legal and policy decisions that affect that process. CPIP and WARF would like to thank our supporting organizations and all the conference speakers and attendees for helping create this timely and thoughtful discussion of the intellectual property framework that allows us to harness the value of our country’s unparalleled R&D.

Keynote & Panels

Keynote: The Honorable Randall R. Rader

Randall Rader

Panel 1: University IP as a Driver of Economic Development

  • Prof. Stuart Graham, Georgia Tech University
  • Prof. Sean O’Connor, University of Washington School of Law
  • Dr. Laura Strong, President and COO, Quintessence Biosciences
  • Michael Waring, Executive Director of Federal Relations, University of Michigan
  • Moderator: Dr. Winslow Sargeant, Chief Counsel for Advocacy, Small Business Administration

Panel 2: Recent and Proposed Patent Legislation’s Impact on Bringing R&D to Market

  • Earl “Eb” Bright, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, ExploraMed
  • Carl Gulbrandsen, Managing Director, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
  • Dr. Greg Raleigh, Founder, CEO & Chairman, ItsOn
  • Robert Sterne, Director, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox
  • Moderator: Kevin Noonan, Partner, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

Panel 3: The Shrinking Scope of Patentable Subject Matter

  • Prof. Chris Holman, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
  • Prof. Kristen Osenga, University of Richmond School of Law
  • Hans Sauer, Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property, Biotechnology Industry Organization
  • Katharine Wolanyk, President, Soverain Software
  • Moderator: Prof. Adam Mossoff, George Mason University School of Law