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CONTACT: Tori Katz
June 18 , 2007
(410) 466-0049
The Progress & Freedom Foundation Welcomes John Duffy as Adjunct Fellow
GW Law Professor and Nationally Recognized Specialist in Intellectual Property and Administrative Law Will Join Panel Discussion to Discuss Patent Reform Legislation on Friday, June 22nd

WASHINGTON D.C. - The Progress & Freedom Foundation today is pleased to announce the appointment of John Duffy as an Adjunct Fellow. Duffy is a nationally recognized specialist in intellectual property and administrative law, as well as the co-author of the leading casebook on patent law.

On Friday, June 22, Duffy will join other experts for a discussion on the Effect of Supreme Court Decisions on Patent Reform Legislation. The event will take place from 12 - 2 p.m. at the Rayburn House Office Building, Room B369.

Duffy is currently Professor of Law and Oswald Symister Colclough Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School. He received a degree in physics from Harvard College in 1985 and a J.D. from the University of Chicago in 1989. He was awarded an Olin Fellowship in Law and Economics at the University of Chicago and served as Articles Editor on the University of Chicago Law Review. He has been a member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Center for the Study of Digital Property at PFF, and also participated in PFF’s DACA (Digital Age Communications Act) project. He served as counsel to KSR in KSR v. Teleflex, one of the most important patent cases in recent years.

"There are extremely important intellectual property issues on the nation's policy agenda now. John is one of the nation's leading authorities in this area and we are extremely pleased that he has agreed to be an adjunct fellow and increase his participation in our activities," said Thomas Lenard, Senior Fellow and Acting President of The Progress & Freedom Foundation.

Prior to entering academics, Duffy clerked for Stephen Williams on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and for Justice Scalia on the United States Supreme Court, served as an Attorney-Advisor in the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel, and practiced law with the Washington firm of Covington & Burling.

Professor Duffy has been on the faculty of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and the William and Mary School of Law, and has also served as a visiting professor at the University of Chicago and New York University Schools of Law. He has published articles in the University of Chicago Law Review, Columbia Law Review, Texas Law Review, and Supreme Court Review.

"PFF's Center for the Study of Digital Property provides a unique platform for influencing policy in areas that I care deeply about and I'm very pleased to be able to contribute to the activities of the Center," Duffy said.

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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