All events take place at Harvard Law School.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

  • Patent Licensing as a Bridge between the Corporate and Open Source Divide 1:30 pm, Griswold 110
    • Moderator: Luis Villa, Berkman Center for Internet & Society resident
    • Marianne Underweiser, IP Counsel for IBM's Watson Research Lab
    • Dan Ravicher, Executive Director, Public Patent Foundation
    • Michael Carroll, Associate Professor of Law at Villanova University School of Law
    • Diane Peters, General Counsel for Open Source Development Lab
  • Expanding Access to Online Learning 3:30 pm, Vorenburg Classroom, Langdell North
    • Moderator: Michael Carroll, Associate Professor of Law at Villanova University School of Law
    • Anne Margulies, Executive Director of MIT’s OpenCourseWare
    • Carlos Carbajal, Intel Corp. Higher Education Programs Manager
    • Allan Ryan Jr., Director of Intellectual Property at Harvard Business School publishing
    • Walter Bender, President of One Laptop per Child Nonprof
  • 8:00 pm - Dessert and Cocktail Reception

Friday, March 17, 2006

  • Sowing Seeds of Change: Cultivating a Balanced Approach to Agricultural Biotechnology 11:00 am, Pound 102
    • Joanne Scott, Professor of Law at University College, London
    • Sheila Jasanoff, Professor of Science and Technology Studies at Harvard University
    • Percy Schmeiser, farmer and seed developer involved in litigation with Monsanto
    • Carl Schwelder, Of Counsel, McDonough Holland & Allen PC
  • 12:45 PM - Lunch Reception and Keynote address by Jerry Thursby - Ropes Gray Room, Pound Hall
  • Harnessing the Power of Invention 2:30pm, Pound 100
    • Moderator: Jay Thomas, Professor of Law at Georgetown Law
    • Ronald Riley, founder of Professional Inventors Alliance
    • Walter Bender, former Executive Director of MIT Media Lab
    • Rob Berman, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for Acacia Research Corp.
    • Josh Lerner, Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking at Harvard Business School and author of Innovation and Its Discontents
    • Glenn Brown, Product Advisor, Google Inc.