IP Day 2019

Current Research on Patent Prosecution

What issues are patent applicants and examiners wrestling with today, and what do they tell us about the state of innovation in the U.S.?

Leading scholars presented the latest research, including a panel discussion on the recent Qualcomm decision, at the Third Annual TPRI IP Day on Monday, July 22, 2019, at Boston University School of Law.  Papers, slides, and videos are below.  


Opening Remarks: Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Dean

Panel One: Examination and Quality

Panel Two: Examiners Under the Microscope

Lunch Panel Discussion on FTC vs. Qualcomm

Panelists:  Erik Hovenkamp, Keith Hylton, Jeff Prince, Tim Simcoe [video]

Panel Three: Methods and Eligibility

  • Andrew Toole, “Are You My Twin?”
  • Arti Rai, “Section 101 and Medical Diagnostics” [slides] [video]
  • Discussant: Christian Helmers [slides] [video]

Panel Four: Cumulative Innovation