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Amelia Smith Rinehart

Amelia Smith Rinehart
William J. Maier, Jr. Dean and Professor of Law
West Virginia University College of Law


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Navigating Multiplexed Technology Transfer

November 4, 2021

6:15 P.M. LECTURE
7:00 P.M. RECEPTION

VENUE:
The University of Houston Law Center
4604 Calhoun Road - HOUSTON

To RSVP or for further information, contact
ipil@uh.edu or 713.743.2180
One Hour of CLE Credit

Amelia Smith Rinehart is the Dean of the West Virginia University College of Law. She is a professor of law and a recognized expert in patent theory, patent law, and patent law in relationship to antitrust and licensing law.

Prior to becoming a law professor, Dean Rinehart practiced law for several years at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe L.L.P. in New York, and Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrère & Denègre L.L.P. in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she specialized in intellectual property litigation, procurement, and counseling.  Dean Rinehart received her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 2002. She received a Master of Science in biomedical engineering from Tulane University in 1997, and a Bachelor of Science in biomedical engineering, summa cum laude, with Departmental Honors from Tulane University in 1996. Prior to attending law school, Dean Rinehart worked as an engineer at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

Navigating Multiplexed Technology Transfer

Often, in an academic setting, technology transfer and commercialization involves academic employees of universities, but also might involve employees of private entities and state and federal agencies. The resulting multiple layers of private ordering and regulation related to invention ownership requires untangling first how the default rules of ownership operate with respect to ordinary employees of universities, private entities, and federal agencies, how these rules are changed by private agreement and by regulation, and finally how these multiple parties interact with inventors to gather information and commercialize technology within this framework. This project aims to illuminate the problem and offer suggestions for greater understanding of ownership rules in this complicated landscape.

PRIOR LECTURERS

JORGE L. CONTRERAS2020 JORGE L. CONTRERAS, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Anatomy of an Intellectual Property Movement: The Open COVID Pledge

  2018 TIMOTHY R. HOLBROOK, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Emory University; Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law, Emory University School of Law
3D Printing, Digital Patent Infringement, and Its Implications2019 SARAH BURSTEIN, University of Oklahoma College of Law
Toward a Normative Theory of Design Patents

  2018 TIMOTHY R. HOLBROOK, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Emory University; Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law, Emory University School of Law
3D Printing, Digital Patent Infringement, and Its Implications2018 TIMOTHY R. HOLBROOK, Emory University School of Law
3D Printing, Digital Patent Infringement, and Its Implications

 2017 JOHN R. THOMAS, Georgetown University Law Center
The End of Patent Medicines? Exploring the Rise of Regulatory Exclusivities

Daniel Chow2016 DANIEL C.K. CHOW, The Ohio State University - Moritz College of Law
Trademark Squatting in China

RUTH OKEDIJI2015 RUTH OKEDIJI, University of Minnesota Law School
Inventing Intellectual Property: Source Disclosure for Genetic Patent Rights?

Dennis D. Crouch2014 DENNIS D. CROUCH, University of Missouri School of Law
Clarifying Patent Scope

Elizabeth A. Rowe2013 ELIZABETH A. ROWE, Levin College of Law, University of Florida
Intellectual Property and Information Control

The Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna2012 THE HONORABLE JIMMIE V. REYNA, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit: Immediate and Future Challenges

Robert Brauneis 2011 ROBERT BRAUNEIS, George Washington University Law School
Trademark Infringement, Dilution, and the Decline in Sharing of Famous Brand Names

Jane Winn 2010 JANE K. WINN, University of Washington School of Law
Information Security as a Governance Challenge

Gregory N. Mandel2009 GREGORY N. MANDEL, Temple University Beasley School of Law
Patently Nonobvious: The Impact of Hindsight Bias on Patent Decisions

Bagley2008 MARGO A. BAGLEY, University of Virginia School of Law
Illegal, Immoral, Unethical… Patentable? Issues in the Early Lives of Inventions

Clarisa Long2007 CLARISA LONG, Columbia University School of Law
The Political Economy of Intellectual Property Law

John Duffy2006 JOHN F. DUFFY, George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C.
The Invention of Invention: A History of Nonobviousness

Dan Burk2005 DAN L. BURK, University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis
The Problem of Process in Biotechnology

David Franklyn2004 DAVID J. FRANKLYN, University of San Francisco School of Law
The Anti-Free Rider Principle in American Trademark Law

2003 WILLIAM F. LEE, Hale & Dorr LLP, Bosto2003 WILLIAM F. LEE, Hale & Dorr LLP, Boston
Attorney-Client Privilege and Willful Infringement

HON. PAUL MICHE2002 HON. PAUL MICHEL, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington, D.C.
Predicting the Scope of Patent Protection: Construing Literal Claim Scope and Determining Available Equivalents

2001 YSOLDE GENDREAU2001 YSOLDE GENDREAU, Université de Montreal, Quebec
The Exportation of Copyright Models: The Retransmission Right and the Internet

2000 JERRE B. SWANN2000 JERRE B. SWANN, Kilpatrick Stockton LLP, Atlanta
Trademark Dilution for the Year 2000

1999 JOSEPH STRAUS1999 JOSEPH STRAUS, Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright and Competition Law, Munich
Multinational Patent Enforcement: Problems and Solutions

1998 JOHN R. THOMAS1998 JOHN R. THOMAS, George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C.
Transnational Patent Litigation

1997 HON. NANCY LINCK1997 HON. NANCY LINCK, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Washington, D.C.
Patent Prosecution for the New Millennium

GLENN ARCHER



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.
Perspectives on Patent Law from Three Federal Circuit Judges

DONALD S. CHISUM1995 DONALD S. CHISUM, CHISUM ON PATENTS
The Allocation of Decisional Responsibility Between Judge and Jury in Patent Trials

JOHN PEGRAM1994 JOHN PEGRAM, Davis, Hoxie, Faithfull & Hapgood LLP
Complexity and Cost in Patent Litigation