2010 SCIPR Agenda


Thursday, September 30, 2010

1:00 – 1:05 pm

Welcome remarks

1:05 – 2:00 pm

Bilski v. Kappos 


Professor David L. Schwartz, Chicago-Kent College of Law


Donald Chisum, Author, Chisum on Patents, Patent Law Digest, and Chisum Patent Law Reference Guides
The Honorable James B. Zagel, Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

2:00 – 2:55 pm

American Needle, Inc. v. NFL 


Joleen Willis, Managing Director, Associate General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase Bank.


Jeffrey M. Carey, General Counsel, American Needle Inc., Northfield, Illinois
Professor Randal C. Picker, Paul H. and Theo Leffmann Professor of Commercial Law, University of Chicago Law School

2:55 – 3:10 pm


3:10 – 4:05 pm

Reed Elsevier, Inc. v. Muchnick


Professor Christopher Buccafusco, Chicago-Kent College of Law


Scott E. Gant, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, Washington, D.C.
Professor Deborah Jones Merritt, John Deaver Drinko-Baker & Hostetler Chair in Law, Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University; court-appointed amicus in Reed Elsevier

4:05 – 5:20 pm

Preview of 2010 Term: Costco v. Omega, S.A., Schwarzenegger v. Entertainment Merchants Ass'n, plus cert petitions to watch


Professor Carolyn Shapiro, Chicago-Kent College of Law


Thomas C. Goldstein, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Washington, D.C.; publisher, SCOTUSblog
Roy T. Englert Jr., Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber LLP, Washington, D.C.; counsel for Costco
Paul M. Smith, Jenner & Block LLP, Washington, D.C.; counsel for Entertainment Merchants Association and Entertainment Software Association

5:20 – 6:30 pm

Reception, sponsored by Howrey LLP