The 2013-2014 JETLaw symposium, Patents 101: From Computer Code to Genetic Codes, was held on Friday, January 24th. The schedule of events is below, and questions were solicited in advance for the panel moderators to consider, from JETLaw members, Vanderbilt Law School, and the internet at large.


Schedule of Events

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast, North Lobby

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Opening Remarks
Dean Chris Guthrie, Vanderbilt University Law School

9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Remarks and Discussion with Professor John Whealan

10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Panel #1 “Limits on Patentability”
Professors Margo Bagley, Cynthia Ho, Mark Janis, and Kathy Strandburg
Moderator: Professor Daniel J. Gervais

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch Keynote Address
The Honorable Randall Rader, Chief Judge, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Panel #2: “Software Patents”
Professors David Olson and Michael Risch, Julie Samuels, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Moderator: The Honorable Kent A. Jordan

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

2:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Panel #3: “Gene Patents”
Professors Jonas Anderson, Tim Holbrook, Chris Holman, and Jake Sherkow
Moderator: Professor Sean B. Seymore

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Reception, North Lobby