Patents in an Age of Software

Wednesday March 20, 2013
George Washington University Law School
Faculty Conference Center, 5th Floor Burns Building
2000 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20052

This half-day program will feature roundtable discussions among industry leaders, including academics, government officials, corporate representatives and members of the bar.  These individuals will discuss patents in an age of software, specifically problems, protection, and solutions.  The event is co-sponsored by GW and UVA Law, and features as its co-hosts GW's John Whealan, UVA's John Duffy and the former Commissioner of Patents, Robert Stoll.  

RSVP by emailing, with the subject line "Software."


11:30 am–1 pm: Lunch and Opening Remarks

1–3 pm: Roundtable Discussion

3–3:15 pm: Break

3:15–5:30 pm: Roundtable Discussion

5:35–-6:30 pm: Conclusion (Reception to follow)

Confirmed Participants

  • Honorable Theodore R. Essex, Administrative Law Judge, U.S. International Trade Commission 
  • Robert L. Stoll, Former USPTO Commissioner of Patents
  • Q. Todd Dickinson, AIPLA
  • John F. Duffy, University of Virginia School of Law
  • James Gatto, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Drew Hirschfeld, USPTO (Invited)
  • David Jones, Microsoft
  • Nathan Kelley, USPTO
  • Gregory H. Lantier, WilmerHale
  • Suzanne Michel, Google
  • Timothy A. Molino, BSA
  • Adam Mossoff, George Mason University School of Law
  • Roger Martin, Qualcomm Inc.
  • Brian Raymond, National Association of Manufactuerers
  • John Squires, Perkins Coie
  • John M. Whealan, George Washington University Law School

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