Patentable Subject Matter at Cardozo

Intellectual Property Program
Benjamin N. Cardozo School Of Law · Yeshiva University
Patentable Subject Matter After Bilski:
Not Quite Anything Under The Sun?
With Eileen Kane, Penn State University; John Thomas, Georgetown University; Polk Wagner, University of Pennsylvania; Kevin Collins, Indiana University; and Marian Underweiser, IBM

Since the 1998 State Street Bank decision, commentators, practitioners, and even patent examiners have debated whether patentable subject matter includes business method patents or, instead, has some “technological” limits. Will the court’s pending en banc decision in In re Bilski finally provide a clear test for what innovations are covered by patent law? Our panelists will consider the various limits for patentable subject matter proposed by the parties and amici in Bilski – and whether there is any end in sight to this debate.

Jacob Burns Moot Court Room
Monday, September 8, 2008 at 6:30 PM

Reception to Follow
RSVP: or 212.790.0207

US v. Microsoft at Harvard

US v. Microsoft: Ten Years Later
Conference at Harvard Law School
September 12 and 13, 2008
Conference website:

Ten years have passed since the U.S. Department of Justice and 20
states filed their landmark antitrust case against Microsoft and the
trial of the lawsuit began in federal district court in Washington,
D.C. This major conference will look back over the last decade and
explore the lasting lessons and deeper meanings of the case for
Microsoft, for the software and technology industries, and for
antitrust law and enforcement.

United States v. Microsoft: 10 Years Later, will be held Friday and
Saturday, September 12-13, 2008, in Austin Hall at Harvard Law School.
Sponsored by the Law School’s Cyberlaw Clinic and the Berkman Center
for Internet & Society, this conference is the first retrospective to
examine the lawsuit and its aftermath from the perspective of many of
the participants in the original case and trial, as well as leading
legal and economic academics. Conference presenters include, among

* David Boies, Partner, Boies, Schiller & Flexner
* Brad Smith, Sr. VP and General Counsel, Microsoft Corp.
* David Heiner, VP and Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft
* Einer Elhauge, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
* Jonathan Zittrain, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
* Franklin Fisher, Professor Emeritus, MIT
* Edward Felten, Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs,
Princeton University
* Douglas Melamed, Wilmer Hale, Washington, DC
* Tim Bresnahan, Chair, Dept. of Economics, Stanford University
* Harry First, Professor, New York University School of Law
* Andy Gavil, Professor, Howard University School of Law
* John Lopatka, Professor, Penn State Dickinson School of Law
* William Page, Professor, University of Florida Levin College of Law
* Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Washington Post
* Joe Nocera, author and columnist, New York Times
* John Wilke, Wall Street Journal

Schedule: The conference will be held Friday, September 12, 2008, from
2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., followed by a reception for all attendees from
6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., and on Saturday, September 13, 2008, from 8:00
a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Space for the conference is limited and early registrations are encouraged.

To Register:
Regular registration is $75, Student registration is $25.

Questions: Phil Malone ()

Nimmer and Netanel at DePaul

11th Annual Niro Lecture
DePaul University College of Law
Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology
11th Annual Niro Lecture

“From Maimonides to Microsoft: The Jewish Law of Copyright Since the Birth of Print”


David Nimmer
Of Counsel, Irell & Manella LLP; Professor from Practice, UCLA School of Law
Neil Netanel
Professor, UCLA School of Law

October 27, 2008
12:15 – 2:00 p.m.
Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies
610 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL