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Politics and the Pandemic
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Eastern Time
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With the election now over, a vaccine on the way, and our world in turmoil, perhaps we can turn post-election to what is truly important: the protection of innovation in America and our patent system! Whoever is elected on November 3d, Professor Adam
Mossoff and LES DC Chair Raymond Van Dyke will opine what is likely in store for the next 4 years - and talk of other IP news. New Commissioner? Current Supreme Court cases decided? Issues on SEPs/FRAND? Any other IP developments?
Adam Mossoff, Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
Adam Mossoff is Professor of Law at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University. He teaches a wide range of courses at the law school, including property, patent law, trade secrets, trademark law, remedies, and internet law. His research primarily focuses on the theoretical justification for and historical protection of patents and other intellectual property rights as private property rights secured to inventors and creators, and thus function as commercial assets in driving a growing innovation economy and flourishing society. His research has been relied on by the Supreme Court, by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and by federal agencies.
Professor Mossoff actively participates in intellectual property policy. He has been invited numerous times to testify before the Senate and the House of Representatives on proposed patent legislation, and he is a regular speaker at congressional staff briefings. He has also been invited to speak at conferences and to present his research at the US Patent & Trademark Office, the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Smithsonian Museum of American History. He has submitted comments in response to proposed regulations affecting patent remedies, and he has filed over 25 amicus briefs in intellectual property cases. His writings on intellectual property policy have appeared in the popular press in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, The Hill, Politico, and in other media outlets. He is a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, where he is also Chair of the Forum for Intellectual Property, and he is a Visiting Intellectual Property Fellow at the Heritage Foundation. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Center for Intellectual Property Understanding in January 2020. He is a member of the Intellectual Property Rights Policy Committee of ANSI and he has served as Chair and Vice-Chair of the Intellectual Property Committee of the IEEE-USA, on which he remains a member in good standing.
Professor Mossoff graduated with honors from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was a research assistant to Richard A. Epstein and received a Bradley Governance Fellowship. Following law school, he was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Visiting Lecturer at Northwestern University School of Law, and he clerked for the Honorable Jacques L. Wiener, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Before coming to Scalia Law, he taught at Michigan State University College of Law, the University of San Diego School of Law, and Washington & Lee University School of Law. He holds an MA in philosophy, specializing in legal and political philosophy, from Columbia University and a BA with High Distinction and High Honors in philosophy from the University of Michigan.
Raymond Van Dyke, Founder, Van Dyke Law
Raymond Van Dyke has over 25 years of experience in all facets of intellectual property law, and is the Founder of Van Dyke Law. As a practitioner, he counsels clients on IP and business matters – advising them on strategies, the preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark matters, the licensing and leveraging of IP assets, and litigation of same in the district courts and the ITC. His clientele come from many technological areas and include domestic and foreign, small and large firms and companies.
Ray complements his extensive IT/software background (B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science), with his knowledge of chemistry and life sciences, providing a unique interdisciplinary focus. He obtained his law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, and admitted to various federal and State Bars, including New York, New Jersey, Texas, Washington, DC and Maryland. He is the Greater Washington, DC Chapter Chair for the Licensing Executives Society, and former Chair of the Professionalism & Ethics and other Committees for the AIPLA, which made him a Fellow. He is a frequent lecturer at NIH and the University of Maryland, and was also Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the Bar Association for Montgomery County, for which he presents CLE for members on various aspects of intellectual property.
He is also active in various other bar and technical groups, e.g., the Patent Lawyers Club of Washington, DC, and was a Board member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for Washington, DC and a Board member of the International Technology Law Association. For nearly 20 years he has taught an IP history and basics course at Southern Methodist University, and taught at Texas Tech University, University of Texas at Dallas, at Strasberg University, and other venues, and has written extensively and spoken across the world on various subjects, e.g., professionalism, ethics, patent, trademark, copyright, licensing, energy, nanotechnology, biotech, Internet, ITC 337, and many other topics. He has testified on IP matters and represented groups across the world on treaties and intellectual property matters, e.g., at the United States Patent & Trademark Office, at Congress, at the World Intellectual Property Office in Geneva, Switzerland, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Strasberg, France, New Delhi, India, Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai China, and elsewhere.
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