"Building a 21st Century Patent Office in a Global Economy:" David J. Kappos, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will outline modern trends in intellectual property policy and how current court cases are shaping the patent landscape. He also will focus on the importance of patent reform legislation and its impacts upon the USPTO operations, patent quality, and innovation. This will include a conversation about the new tools and initiatives the USPTO is implementing to make navigating the patent system easier for practitioners--as well as a commentary on what procedural changes patent lawyers can expect in regards to patent litigation and disputes. Kappos's lecture will offer a current focus on how the Obama administration is shaping intellectual property policy to build a truly 21st century patent system.
Annual Frey Lecture in Intellectual Property
- Remembering Harry R. Chadwick Jr.: '53 grad had rich career in public service and private practice, established Duke Law's first endowed professorship Anderson McQueen
- Prak '80 inducted into North Carolina Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame Brooks Pierce
- Willett JD/MA '92 named to "Fastcase 50" list of "innovators, visionaries, and leaders" Fastcase 50