Patent Reform in the 114th Congress: What Does the Evidence Show?

April 7, 2015 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Capitol Visitor Center
East Capitol Street Northeast & First Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20004

Patent reform is high on the agenda for Congress. Competing bills introduced this year take different approaches to improving the patent litigation system. Will these proposals, ranging from heightened pleading standards to changing the standard for fee shifting, strengthen or weaken the patent system?  What will be the effect on innovation?  Panelists at “Patent Reform and the 114th Congress: What does the Evidence Show?” hosted by the Technology Policy Institute, will attempt to disentangle some of the conflicting data and research. More details regarding the panel will be announced in upcoming weeks.


Confirmed speakers are:

Eli Dourado, Research Fellow and Director of Technology Policy Program, Mercatus Center, George Mason University

John Duffy, Samuel H. McCoy II Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law

Stuart Graham, Associate Professor of Strategic Management, Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology and former Chief Economist, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Mike Meurer, Abraham and Lillian Benton Scholar and Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law

Michael Risch, Professor, Villanova University School of Law 

Thomas Lenard (moderator), President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institut

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