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Summary Schedule

While the WIPIP conference hotel is the Four Seasons in downtown Houston, all events are on the University of Houston main campus at the Law Center, unless otherwise noted below.

Specifically, the continental breakfast and both lunches are in the Frankel and Heritage rooms.  Breaks are in Room 209.

The shuttle bus schedule is provided here.

Presentation slots are thirty minutes.  Concurrent sessions will have three separate presentation rooms.

The summary schedule is immediately below.  The detailed schedule is below that, further down this page, here.


Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Welcome 12:15 p.m. to 12:25 p.m.

12:30 p.m. to
6:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

(three 15 minute breaks)

Reception* 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Dinner* 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

* The reception and dinner are at The Grove restaurant in downtown Houston a few blocks from the Four Seasons hotel.




Continental Breakfast 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

(one 15 minute break)

Lunch 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

12:45 p.m. to
4:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

(one 15 minute break, plus a break before the plenary)

4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Plenary Session


Detailed Schedule

Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Welcome 12:15 p.m. to 12:25 p.m.

12:30 p.m. -
2:00 p.m.

F1.A Rm. 144  

Patent Privateers
John M. Golden

Does Venue Transfer Affect Outcome in Patent Litigation?
Chester S. Chuang

F1.B Rm. 109  

Virtual Property and Copyright: Role Reversal in the First Sale Doctrine
M. Scott Boone

Patent Trolls: A Comparative Investigation of Non-practicing Entities in the US and EU
Stefania Fusco

F1.C Rm. 213  

Distinctly Personal: Trademarks in Individual Names
Mary LaFrance

An Impersonation Theory of Trademark Law
Lisa P. Ramsey


Break 2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

2:15 p.m. -
3:45 p.m.

F2.A Rm. 144  

Patent Distortions: Do Patents Promote Pharmaceutical Innovation?
Cynthia M. Ho

DNA Patenting
Gregory Dolin

Patent Standing
Michael J. Burstein

F2.B Rm. 109  

Accession and Copyright
Dave Fagundes

Juror Responses to Music Copyright's Lay Listener Test
Jamie R. Lund

Privacy and Utility in Data Sets
Felix Wu


F2.C Rm. 213  

A Mask that Eats into the Face: Images and the Right of Publicity
Rebecca Tushnet

Competition, Communication, and Confusion
William McGeveran

Policy Tailors and the Rookie Regulator
Sarah Tran

Break 3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m. -
5:00 p.m.
F3.A Rm. 144  

Improving the Value of Patent Challenges
Jonathan Masur

Why Do Juries Decide If Patents Are Valid?
Mark A. Lemley

F3.B Rm. 109  

Orphan Works and Open Access
Lydia Loren

Blocking Copyrights Revisited
Kelly Casey Mullally

F3.C Rm. 213  

Fighting Poison with Poison?: The Chinese Experience with Pharmaceutical Patent Linkage
Benjamin P. Liu
[abstract] [paper]

The Role of US Courts and the USPTO in International Patent Harmonization
Dennis D. Crouch

Break 5:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

5:15 p.m. -
6:15 p.m.
F4.A Rm. 144  

The Upside Down Inequitable Conduct Defense
Tun-Jen Chiang

Joint Infringement and the Future of Interactive Methods and System Patents
Walter Keith Robinson

F4.B Rm. 109  

Consilience in Copyright, or, Substantial Similarity is a Misnomer for the Same Reason Derivative Rights don't Violate the Idea-Expression Dichotomy
Samson Vermont

The Meaning of Science in the Copyright Clause
Ned Snow

F4.C Rm. 213  

Death of the Initial Interest Confusion Doctrine
Eric Goldman

Debunking the Duty to Police in Trademark Law
Leah Chan Grinvald

Reception* 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Dinner* 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

* The reception and dinner are at The Grove restaurant in downtown Houston a few blocks from the Four Seasons hotel.


Continental Breakfast 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

8:30 a.m. -
10:00 a.m.

S1.A Rm. 144  

A Marketplace of (Applied) Ideas?  The Problem of Economic Abstraction in Patent Claims
Andrew Chin

How Abortion Politics Gave Us the Distinction Between Patentably Non-Human and Patently Human
Yaniv Heled

Function, Artifice, and Intuition in Patentable Subject Matter
Emily Michiko Morris

S1.B Rm. 109  

ProCD: Tidying Up After the Stranger on the Street
William K. Ford

Against the Prospect Theory of Patents: How the Costs of Communicating Technical Information Interact with the Prospect Feature of Patent Law to Decrease Commercialization of Innovation
David S. Olson

Copyright Publication and Works of Visual Art
Deborah R. Gerhardt

S1.C Rm. 213  

Research Universities as Innovators
Jay P. Kesan

Universities as Managers of Innovation
Liza Vertinsky

A Numerus Clausus Principle for Intellectual Property
Christina M. Mulligan

Break 10:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

10:15 a.m. -
11:45 a.m.

S2.A Rm. 144  

Replication, Integration, Dedication
Jeremy Sheff

APA, AIA, and the PTO:  The Changing Guard of Patent Law
Melissa F. Wasserman

The Accidental Agency?
Sapna Kumar

[abstract] [paper]


S2.B Rm. 109  

Region Codes and Territorial Mess
Peter K. Yu

Acupressure: The Role of Market Forces in China's Emerging Copyright Enforcement Environment
Eric Priest

S2.C Rm. 213  

Is there Traditional Contours for Patentable Subject Matter?: The Intersection of Golan v. Holder and Mayo v. Prometheus
Elizabeth Townsend-Gard

Self-help, Systems Design, and Electronic Privacy
Adam Candeub

Tweakers, Encroachers, and Imitators: A Taxonomy of "Improvement" Doctrines in Property and IP
Deepa Varadarajan

Lunch 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

12:45 p.m. -
2:15 p.m.
S3.A Rm. 144  

The Presumption of Patent Validity: An Experimental Study
David L. Schwartz
Christopher B. Seaman

An Empirical Study of the Judge-Dependency of Reversal Rates in the Federal Circuit
Ted L. Field

Does Agency Funding Affect Decisionmaking?:  An Empirical Assessment of the PTO’s Granting Patterns
Michael Frakes

S3.B Rm. 109  

Writing Rights: Performance, Creativity, and Copyright's Visual Bias
Olufunmilayo B. Arewa
[abstract] [paper]

The Konomark Project
Eric E. Johnson

The Mythology of Common Law Copyright
Liam O'Melinn

S3.C Rm. 213  

The Statutory Basis for the Doctrine of Equivalents
Oskar Liivak

Is a “Lease” a “Sale” in Patent Law?
Lucas S. Osborn

The Federal Circuit as a Federal Court
Paul R. Gugliuzza

Break 2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m. -
4:00 p.m.
S4.A Rm. 144  

Not so Obvious After All: Patent's Nonobviousness Requirement, KSR, and the Fear of Hindsight Bias
Christian Johnson
Glynn S. Lunney, Jr.
[abstract] [paper]

Patent Misjoinder
David O. Taylor

Patent Law as Public Law
Megan M. La Belle

S4.B Rm. 109  

Genetic Information: Delineating the Technology and Privacy Intersection
Christine Davik

Variation in Grounds of Rejection by Patent Office Art Units
Andrew W. Torrance

S4.C Rm. 213  

Solving Rader’s Paradox: Patent Law’s Quest For A Theory of Reference
Daniel Nazer

Did Learned Hand Get It Wrong?: The Questionable Patent Forfeiture Rules of Metallizing Engineering
Dmitry Karshtedt

Break 4:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

4:15 p.m. -
5:15 p.m.


S5 Rm. 144  

The Audience in Intellectual Property Infringement
Jeanne C. Fromer

"If Music Didn't Pay:"  Justice Holmes and the Commercialization of Intellectual Property
Shubha Ghosh