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2015 RUTH OKEDIJI, William L. Prosser Professor of Law; University of Minnesota Law School
Inventing Intellectual Property: Source Disclosure for Genetic Patent Rights?
2014 DENNIS CROUCH, Associate Professor of Law, Patently-O Blog founder and editor (http://patentlyo.com); University of Missouri School of Law
Clarifying Patent Scope
2013 ELIZABETH A. ROWE, Research Foundation Professor of Law; Director, Program in Intellectual Property Law; Feldman Gale Term Professor in Intellectual Property Law; Levin College of Law, University of Florida
Intellectual Property and Information Control
2012 THE HONORABLE JIMMIE V. REYNA, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit: Immediate and Future Challenges
2011 ROBERT BRAUNEIS, Professor of Law; Co-Director of the Intellectual Property Law Program; Co-Director of the Dean Dinwoodey Center for Intellectual Property Studies; Member, Managing Board, Munich Intellectual Property Law Center, George Washington University Law School
Trademark Infringement, Dilution, and the Decline in Sharing of Famous Brand Names
2010 JANE WINN, Charles I. Stone Professor and Director, Shidler Center for Law Commerce & Technology, University of Washington School of Law
Information Security as a Governance Challenge
2009 GREGORY N. MANDEL, Professor of Law, Temple University Beasley School of Law
Patently Nonobvious: The Impact of Hindsight Bias on Patent Decisions
2008 MARGO A. BAGLEY, Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law
Illegal, Immoral, Unethical… Patentable? Issues in the Early Lives of Inventions
2007 CLARISA LONG, Max Mendel Shaye Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Columbia Law School
The Political Economy of Intellectual Property Law
2006 JOHN F. DUFFY, George Washington University National
Law Center, Washington, D.C.
The Invention of Invention: A History of Nonobviousness
2005 DAN L. BURK, University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis
The Problem of Process in Biotechnology
2004 DAVID J. FRANKLYN, University of San Francisco School of Law
The Anti-Free Rider Principle in American Trademark Law
2003 WILLIAM F. LEE, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP, Boston
2002 HON. PAUL MICHEL, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington, D.C.
2001 YSOLDE GENDREAU, Université de Montreal, Quebec
2000 JERRE B. SWANN, Partner, Kilpatrick Stockton LLP, Atlanta
1999 JOSEPH STRAUS, Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright and Competition Law, Munich
1998 JOHN R. THOMAS, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.
1997 HON. NANCY LINCK, Solicitor, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Washington, D.C.
1996 CHIEF CIRCUIT JUDGE GLENN ARCHER, CIRCUIT JUDGE PAULINE NEWMAN, AND SENIOR CIRCUIT JUDGE EDWARD SMITH, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington, D.C.
1995 DONALD S. CHISUM, Author, CHISUM ON PATENTS
1994 JOHN PEGRAM, Fish & Richardson, P.C., New York, NY