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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2002  
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(202) 514-2007
TDD: (202) 514-1888


DOJ/FTC HEARINGS TO HIGHLIGHT U.S. COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT PERSPECTIVES ON THE INTERSECTION BETWEEN ANTITRUST AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW AND POLICY

WASHINGTON, D.C. The Department of Justice's Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission today announced times, location, and participants for the July 10 and July 11, 2002 sessions in their joint hearings on "Competition and Intellectual Property Law and Policy in the Knowledge-Based Economy." These sessions will explore the jurisprudence of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, including substantive trends and analysis, the Court's jurisdiction, and its choice of law decisions. The general public and press are invited to attend. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Written comments from interested parties may be submitted to the FTC.

July 10:
FTC - Room 432

FEDERAL CIRCUIT JURISPRUDENCE: SUBSTANTIVE TRENDS AND ANALYSIS

9:30 a.m. - noon
Trends in Federal Circuit Jurisprudence

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Patent Law Analysis in Federal Circuit Jurisprudence

Participants:

Dan L. Burk, Julius E. Davis Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School
Rochelle C. Dreyfuss, Pauline Newman Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
John F. Duffy, Associate Professor of Law, William and Mary School of Law
Stephen G. Kunin, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Glynn S. Lunney, Jr., Professor of Law, Tulane Law School
Richard R. Nelson, George Blumenthal Professor of International and Public Affairs, Political Science, Business, and Law, Columbia University
F. M. Scherer, Roy E. Larson Professor of Public Policy and Management, Harvard University
Gerald Sobel, Partner, Kaye Scholer LLP
Herbert C. Wamsley, Executive Director, Intellectual Property Owners Association


July 11:
FTC - Room 432

FEDERAL CIRCUIT JURISPRUDENCE: JURISDICTION, CHOICE OF LAW, AND COMPETITION POLICY PERSPECTIVES

10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Participants:

The Honorable T. S. Ellis, III, U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Mary L. Azcuenaga, Partner, Heller Ehrman White & McAullife LLP
Charles P. Baker, Partner, Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
Mark T. Banner, Partner, Banner & Witcoff, Ltd., and Chair-Elect, American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law
R. Bhaskar, Senior Research Fellow, Harvard Business School
Roxanne C. Busey, Partner, Gardner Carton & Douglas, and Chair, American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law
Rochelle C. Dreyfuss, Pauline Newman Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
George G. Gordon, Partner, Dechert
James B. Kobak, Jr., Member, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Stephen G. Kunin, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy, United States Patent and Trademark Office
Cecil D. Quillen, Jr., Senior Advisor, Cornerstone Research
Matthew F. Weil, Partner, McDermott, Will & Emery


Further information about these sessions will be posted on the Antitrust Division's web site, www.usdoj.gov/atr/hearing.htm and the FTC's web site www.ftc.gov/opp/intellect/index.htm as it becomes available.

MEDIA CONTACTS:     Gina Talamona, Office of Public Affairs, DOJ 202-514-2007
Cathy MacFarlane, Office of Public Affairs, FTC 202-326-3657
STAFF CONTACTS:     Frances Marshall, Antitrust Division 202 -305-2520
William Cohen, Office of the General Counsel, FTC 202-326-2110
Hillary Greene, Office of the General Counsel, FTC 202-326-2346

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