Forum Faculty

Date: Friday October 5 and Saturday October 6, 2007
Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm (Friday), 8:00am – Conference close (Saturday)
Location: Lewis & Clark Law School, Wood Hall, Room 8 (Map & Directions)

John Duffy

Oswald Symister Colclough Research Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School

Temporal Considerations in Nonobviousness Analysis

Rochelle Dreyfuss

Pauline Newman Professor of Law, New York University Law School

Rebecca Eisenberg

Robert and Barbara Luciano Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School

Pharma’s Nonobvious Problem

Gregory Mandel

Professor of Law, Temple University School of Law

The Nonobvious Problem

Robert Merges

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Professor of Law and Technology, UC Berkeley Law School

Joseph S. Miller

Professor of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School

Are Erroneous Patent Denials Better than Erroneous Grants?

Katherine Strandburg

Associate Professor of Law, DePaul University College of Law

Nonobviousness and Nerd Culture

R. Polk Wagner

Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Feeding the Trolls: KSR, the Supreme Court and the End of Patent Reform

Psychology Faculty

Janet Davidson

Associate Professor and Psychology Department Chair, Lewis & Clark College

Colleen Seifert

Professor & Honors Program Coordinator, University of Michigan

Now Why Didn’t I Think of That? The Cognitive Processes That Create the Obvious

Steven Smith

Professor, Texas A&M University

Invisible Assumptions and Unintentional Use of Knowledge and Experiences in Creative Cognition

R. Keith Sawyer

Associate Professor of Education, Washington University St. Louis

Economics Faculty

Vincenzo Denicolo

Professor, University of Bologna

The Nonobviousness Requirement With Complementary Innovations

Michael Katz

Sarin Chair in Strategy and Leadership, Haas School of Business

Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group

Professor, Department of Economics

Director, Center for Telecommunications and Digital Convergence

UC Berkeley

Suzanne Scotchmer

Professor of Economics and Public Policy, UC Berkeley

Nonobviousness, Options and the Scarcity of Ideas

Scott Stern

Associate Professor, Management & Strategy, Northwestern University

The Strategic Impact of Patent Office Standards