Visiting Speaker Series



November 10 - Patent Trolls and the Patent Examination Process, Xavier Jaravel (Harvard Business School)

October 8 - The Lifecycle of Inventors: Uncovering the Sources of Innovation, Neviana Petkova (U.S. Department of Treasury)

August 25 - The Impact of Codified Prior Art Adoption: The Case of Herbal Patents, Prithwiraj Choudhury (Harvard Business School)

July 30 - Who Cares About Patent Term? Cross-Industry Differences in Term Sensitivity, Neel Sukhatme (Georgetown Law)

May 28 - Forecasting Science and Technology Emergence, Dewey Murdick (Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity) and Jason Matheny (Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity)

April 30 - Business Dynamics of Innovative firms: Measuring outcomes from patenting activity, Javier Miranda (U.S. Census Bureau) and Cheryl Grim (U.S. Census Bureau)

March 17 - Patent Trolls: Evidence from Targeted Firms, Scott Kominers (Harvard University), Umit Gurun (University of Texas) and Lauren Cohen (Harvard Business University)

February 20 - How do patents affect follow-on innovation? Evidence from the human genome" Heidi Williams (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Bhaven Sampat (Columbia University)


December 11 - A Comparative Empirical Analysis of Patent Prosecution in the USPTO and EPO, Jay Kesan (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

December 10 – Creative Industries, Dimiter Gantchev ( World Intellectual Property Organization)

October 28 - Can Patent Family Size and Composition Signal Patent Value, Walter Park (American University)

September 25 - The Importance of Patent Publication, Deepak Hegde (New York University)

August 14 - Privacy, Big Data, and the Public Good: Frameworks for Engagement, Julia Lane (American Institute for Research)

May 22 - Patent Claims, Jonas Anderson (American University)

April 1 - Overbreadth and Functionality in Software Patents, Kevin Collins (Washington University Law)

March 12 - Information Technology, Patenting, Firm Performance, and the Potential of Natural Language Processing, Joseph Bailey (University of Maryland)

February 20 - Unpacking Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs), Jay Kesan (University of Illinois College of Law)

January 24 - Patent Licensing of Federally Funded Inventions, Josh Sarnoff (DePaul University)


December 3 - Dynamics of Patent Precedent and Enforcement: An Introduction to the UGA Patent Litigation Datafile, John Turner (University of Georgia)

October 24 - O'Reilly v. Morse: What Hath Tawney Wrought?, Adam Mossoff (George Mason University)

October 3 - Copyright and Licenses, David Touve (University of Virginia)

January 29 - Prototype Patent Visualization Tool, Julia Lane and Rebecca Rosen (American Institutes for Research)

January 14 - Technology Entry in the Presence of Patent Thickets, Bronwyn Hall (University of California, Berkeley, Department of Economics)


December 13 - Report: UC Berkeley China Patents Project, Brian Wright, Zhen Sun, and Siwei Cao (University of California, Berkeley, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics)

November 1 - Teaching Biotech, Sean O'Connor (University of Washington School of Law)

October 2 - Patents and the University, Peter Lee (UC Davis School of Law)

September 6 - Notice Failure and Notice Externalities, Michael Meurer (Boston University School of Law)

July 10 - Extraterritoriality in U.S. Patent Law, Timothy Holbrook (Emory University School of Law)

June 19 - The Quality and Geography of U.S. Patents, Jonathan Rothwell (Brookings Institution), Deborah Strumsky (UNC Charlotte Department of Geography and Earth Sciences), José Lobo (Arizona State University), and Mark Muro (Brookings Institution)

May 15 - The Rise of Contingent Fee Representation in Patent Litigation, David Schwartz (IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law)

April 26 - The Provider-Monopoly Problem in Health Care, Barak Richman (Duke University)

February 8 - Judicial Experience and the Efficiency and Accuracy of Patent Adjudication: An Empirical Analysis of the Case for a Specialized Patent Trial Court, Jay Kesan (University of Illinois College of Law)


August 16 - Screening and Fees: Some Thoughts on Designing the Right Mix, Mark Schankerman (London School of Economics)

April 22 - Intellectual Property Rights and Developing Countries: Theory and Evidence, Lee Branstetter (Carnegie Mellon University)