Patent Quality Conference - Santa Clara

The first conference was held on September 9, 2016, at the Locatelli Center on the campus of Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California.

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SCHEDULE - September 9, 2016 - Santa Clara University

Time Topic
8:45am – 8:50am

Welcome/Introduction

Colleen Chien, Santa Clara Law
Arti Rai,
Duke University, School of Law

8:50am – 9:10am

Claim Clarity Initiatives

Valencia Martin-Wallace, USPTO [SLIDES]

9:15am – 10:15am

Claim Clarity, Consistency

Moderator: Ahsan Shaikh, McDermott, Will & Emery

Charles Duan, Public Knowledge
Xavier Jaravel, Stanford University
[SLIDES]
Jay Kesan, University of Illinois, College of Law [SLIDES]
Valencia Martin-Wallace, USPTO
Peter Menell, University of California Berkeley School of Law
[SLIDES]

10:15am – 10:35am Break
10:35am – 10:55am

How Examiner Time Is Allocated

Andy Faile, USPTO [SLIDES]

11:00am – 11:15am

Searching and Time Allocations Survey

Robert Marek, GAO

11:20am – 12:20pm

Search and Time

Moderator: Karen Wong, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Colleen Chien, Santa Clara Law [SLIDES]
Andy Faile, USPTO
Michael Frakes, Duke University, School of Law
Steve Reid, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner
Melissa Wasserman, The University of Texas School of Law
[SLIDES]

12:20pm – 1:20pm Lunch
1:20pm – 1:35pm

Comparative Patent Examination at the USPTO and EPO [SLIDES]

Colleen Chien, Santa Clara Law
Jay Kesan, University of Illinois, College of Law

1:35pm – 1:55pm

EPO Quality Initiatives and Differences

Alfred Spiragelli, EPO [SLIDES]

1:55pm – 2:55pm

Once and Done, Feedback Loops

Moderator: Arti Rai, Duke University, School of Law

Alan Marco, USPTO [SLIDES]
Laura Sheridan, Google
Sandy Swain, Microsoft Corporation
[SLIDES]
Stephen Yelderman, University of Notre Dame Law School

2:55pm – 3:15pm Break
3:15pm – 4:15pm

Applicant Incentives and Choices (including fees),
Differentiating between Patents

Moderator: Melissa Wasserman, The University of Texas School of Law

Oskar Liivak, Cornell University Law School [SLIDES]
Brian Love, Santa Clara Law [SLIDES]
Josh Makower, New Enterprise Associates
Robert Marek, GAO
Arti Rai, Duke University, School of Law
[SLIDES]

4:20pm – 4:40pm

Where We've Been - Perspective

David Kappos, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
4:40pm – 5:10pm

Reflections on Patent Quality - Where We've Been, Where We're Going

Moderator: Colleen Chien, Santa Clara Law

John Cabeca, USPTO
Andy Faile, USPTO
Valencia Martin-Wallace, USPTO
Alfred Spiragelli, EPO

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