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CONTACT: Tori Katz
June 12 , 2007
(410) 466-0049
The Effect of Supreme Court Decisions on Patent Reform Legislation
Panelists to Discuss How Supreme Court Decisions Have Affected Current Legislative Proposals for Patent Reform
The Progress & Freedom Foundation presents a panel discussion focusing on how certain Supreme Court Decisions such as eBay v. MercExchange, MedImmune v. Genentech and KSR v. Teleflex have affected current legislative proposals for patent reform and how the possibility of further action at the Supreme Court may affect the ongoing legislative process. Experts will address: the enhanced possibility for declaratory judgments on patent validity, the current litigation process, granting the PTO a substantive rulemaking authority, and whether proposed legislative changes may “reform” patent law.
When: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Friday, June 22, 2007
Lunch will be served
Where: Rayburn House Office Building
Room B369
Washington, D.C. 20515
Who: Panelists:
John Duffy (Moderator), Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School & Adjunct Fellow, Progress & Freedom Foundation
Andy Culbert,
Associate General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation
Phillip Johnson,
Chief Patent Counsel, Johnson & Johnson
John Squires,
Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Goldman Sachs
John Whealan,
General Counsel for Intellectual Property and Solicitor , U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, currently on detail to the Senate Judiciary Committee
To Register:

Those who like to attend may register online.
Questions about this event should be addressed to Brooke Glass at 202-289-8928 or Media should direct queries to Tori Katz at 410-466-0049 or

The Progress & Freedom Foundation is a market-oriented think tank that studies the digital revolution and its implications for public policy. It is a 501(c)(3) research & educational organization.



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