The Supreme Court Year in Preview with Dan Burk, Lisa Dolak, Gregory Mandel, Joseph Scott Miller and Toshiko Takenaka speaking at a conference on Patent Policy in the Supreme Court and Congress. The Berkeley Center for Law and Technology and Santa Clara's High Technology Law Institute co-sponsored the event.
Dan L. Burk is a professor at the University of Minnesota Law School. He is an internationally prominent authority on the law of intellectual property, who specializes in the areas of cyberlaw and biotechnology. He teaches courses in Copyright, Patent, and Electronic Commerce, and is the author of numerous papers on the legal and societal impact of new technologies, including articles on scientific misconduct, on the regulation of biotechnology, and on the intellectual property implications of global computer networks.
Lisa Dolak's is a professor at Syracuse University College of Law. Her research centers on issues at the intersections of patent law and judicial procedure and patent law and legal ethics. She has written on declaratory judgment jurisdiction in patent cases, the use of electronic evidence to prove dates of invention, and ethics issues for intellectual property practitioners. During a recent sabbatical leave, she served as law clerk to the Hon. Paul F. Michel, now Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and currently serves as a member of the Federal Circuitâ€™s Advisory Council. She teaches courses on patent law, Internet law, and practice and procedure in the federal courts. She is a registered patent attorney and a summa cum laude graduate of Syracuse University College of Law.
Professor Gregory N. Mandel specializes in intellectual property and the interface among technology, science, and the law, with a particular focus in patent, biotechnology, and nanotechnology law. Before joining Temple Law School, he was Associate Dean for Research & Scholarship and Professor of Law at Albany Law School.
Robert P. Merges
Before joining the Boalt faculty in 1995, Robert Merges was a faculty member at Boston University School of Law and served as a visiting professor at Harvard Law School.
Merges has authored or coauthored three books, Patent Law and Policy: Cases and Materials, Intellectual Property in the New Technological Age, and Legal Protection for Computer Technology. Recent articles include "As Many as Six Impossible Patents before Breakfast: Property Rights for Business Concepts and Patent System Reform," in the Berkeley Technology Law Journal (1999); "The Control of Strategic Alliances: An Empirical Analysis of Biotechnology Collaborations," in the Journal of Industrial Economics (1998); and "Intellectual Property and Digital Content: Notes on a Scorecard," in Rivista di Diritto Industriale (1998).
In addition to teaching and research projects, Merges also serves as a special consultant to the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, and is a member of the Department's Task Force on Intellectual Property.
Joseph Scott Miller
Associate Professor Joseph Miller joined the Lewis & Clark Law School faculty in the summer of 2002. He has focused on intellectual property law issues since graduating from NU Law School in 1994. His research examines patent law questions within the larger legal structures that govern the competitive process within a market economy.
Professor Takenaka, a Washington Research Foundation Simpson Professor of Law, joined the UW law school faculty in 1993 and teaches Patent Law, Advanced Patent Law, Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Innovations in Science and Technology. She is the Director of Center for Advanced Study and Research on Intellectual Property (CASRIP) and the Associate Director of the Intellectual Property Law and Policy LL.M. Program.