UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON LAW CENTER INSTITUTE FOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND INFORMATION LAW

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IPIL/HOUSTON

The Twenty-First Annual Fall Lecture

Sponsored By

The Katz Family Foundation Fund

Clarifying Patent Scope

Clarifying Patent Scope

Dennis D. Crouch
Associate Professor of Law
University of Missouri School of Law

Founder and Editor
Patently-O Blog (http://patentlyo.com)

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Four Seasons Hotel
1300 Lamar Street
Houston, Texas

 

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Reception 5:30 p.m.
Lecture 6:15 p.m.

One Hour of CLE Credit

Kindly RSVP to ipil@uh.edu
For more information, call 713.743.2180

 

The Fall Lecture
Sponsored by the Katz Family Foundation Fund

Celebrating 21 Years of Serving
Houston’s Intellectual Property
& Information Law Bar

Past Presenters

2013   ELIZABETH A. ROWE, Research Foundation Professor of Law, University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gaineville
     
2012   HON. JIMMIE V. REYNA, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington, D.C.
     
2011   ROBERT BRAUNEIS, Professor of Law and Co-Director, Intellectual Property Law Program, George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C.
     
2010     JANE WINN, Charles I. Stone Professor and Director, Shidler Center for Law Commerce & Technology, University of Washington School of Law
           
2009     GREGORY N. MANDEL, Professor of Law, Temple University Beasley School of Law
           
2008     MARGO A. BAGLEY, Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law
           
2007     CLARISA LONG, Max Mendel Shaye Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Columbia Law School
           
2006     JOHN F. DUFFY, George Washington University National Law Center, Washington, D.C.
           
2005     DAN L. BURK, University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis
           
2004     DAVID J. FRANKLYN, University of San Francisco School of 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

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Jimmie V. ReynaDennis Crouch is Associate Professor of Law at the University of Missouri School of Law. Prior to joining the MU Law Faculty, he was a patent attorney at McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP in Chicago and taught at Boston University Law School. He has worked on cases involving various technologies including computer memory and hardware, circuit design, software, networking, mobile and internet telephony, automotive technologies, lens design, bearings, HVAC systems, and business methods. He also is the editor of the popular patent law weblog Patently-O.

Professor Crouch received his BSE in Mechanical Engineering cum laude from Princeton University, where he also earned a certificate in engineering management systems. He then earned his JD cum laude from the University of Chicago Law School. While at the University of Chicago, he was a Microsoft, Merck, & Pfizer Scholar and a member of the Olin program in law and economics.

Crouch’s recent scholarship includes: Operating Efficiently Post-Bilski by Ordering Patent Doctrine Decision-Making, 25 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 1673 (2010) (with Robert Merges); Is Novelty Obsolete? Chronicling the Irrelevance of the Invention Date in U.S. Patent Law, 16 Mich. Telecomm. Tech. L. Rev. 53 (2010); An Empirical Study of the Role of the Written Description Requirement in Patent Prosecution, 104 Nw. U.L. Rev. Colloquy 382 (2010); Nil: the Value of Patent Rights in a Health Crisis, 39 Seton Hall L. Rev. 1125 (2010).

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2013 FALL LECTURE, L-R: Paul Janicke , Jacqueline Lipton, Elizabeth Rowe (Lecturer),
2013 FALL LECTURE, L-R: Paul Janicke , Jacqueline Lipton, Elizabeth Rowe (Lecturer), and Greg R. Vetter

The Fall Lecture is made possible by a generous gift from Ronald and Madelyn Katz

The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university and an EEO/AA institution.