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NYU Law: Trial by Jury of Patent Cases

September 30, 2016 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT

Conference on Patent Jury Trials
Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy and
The Civil Jury Project
Friday, September 30, 2016 9am–3pm
NYU Law, Lipton Hall
108 West Third Street
New York, NY 10012

Join us for a conference bringing together distinguished federal jurists, academics, and practitioners to discuss current issues and trends in how patent jury trials are conducted. The conference, which is hosted by NYU School of Law’s Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy and the Civil Jury Project at NYU School of Law, is free, including continental breakfast and lunch.

Attendees must register in advance.  For more information or to register, please contact annemarie.hassett@nyu.edu.


8:15-9:00am               Breakfast Reception and Registration

9:00-9:15am               Brief Opening Remarks and Introduction of Keynote Speaker

  • Professor Samuel Issacharoff (NYU School of Law)

9:05-9:45am               Keynote Address

  • Honorable Kathleen M. O’Malley

9:45-10:45am             Scholars Debate: Does the 7th Amendment guarantee a jury trial in patent litigation?

  • Renee Lerner (GW Law)
  • James Oldham (Georgetown Law)
  • Jeanne Fromer (NYU School of Law) (Moderator)

10:45-11:00am           Break

11:00-11:30am           Update on Rush to Judgment? Trial Length and Outcomes in Patent Cases

  • Mark Lemley (Stanford Law)

11:30-12:30pm           Judges Roundtable

  • Hon. William Conley (W.D. Wi.)
  • Hon. Rodney Gilstrap (EDTX)
  • Hon. Leonard Stark (D. Del)
  • Hon. William Young (D. MA)
  • Scott Hemphill (NYU School of Law) (Moderator)

12:30-1:15pm             Lunch

1:15-2:15pm               Scholars Roundtable

  • Colleen Chien (Santa Clara Law)
  • Mark Lemley (Stanford Law)
  • David Schwartz (Northwestern Law)
  • Rochelle Dreyfuss (NYU School of Law) (Moderator)

2:15-3:15pm               Practitioners Roundtable on U.S. District Courts and the PTAB

  • Juanita Brooks (Fish & Richardson)
  • Douglas Cawley (McKool Smith)
  • John Desmarais (Desmarais LLP)
  • William Lee (WilmerHale)
  • Steve Susman (Susman & Godfrey) (Moderator)

3:15pm                       Closing Remarks and Conference Ends


September 30, 2016
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM