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Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund Presents: The Road Back: Restoring American Patents

May 22, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Panel Program Description

“This panel discussion highlights the biggest changes to the U.S. patent system and how patents and patent rights have been weakened.  Panelists describe harmful changes by the U.S. Supreme Court, Congress, and administrative agencies and discuss the detrimental effects, including weakened patent rights, disquieted title, and the lost consensus that patents secure private property rights.  Speakers also offer solutions to reset American patents and patent rights in important ways that would restore what has been lost.”

Overall Program Schedule:

4-5:30 p.m. Panel discussion at North CVC 268, Capitol Visitor Center
6-7 p.m. Reception at Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave., N.W.
7-8:30 p.m. Dinner at Hyatt Regency

Panel Discussion:

4 p.m. Welcome — Ed Martin/Eagle Forum ELDF president
4:05 p.m. State of our patent system — Andy Schlafly/Eagle Forum ELDF counsel
4:15 p.m. Private property rights, not “public” rights: Oil States, etc. — Josh Malone/inventor
4:30 p.m. Patent validity: presumption and challenges — Hans Sauer/BIO, David Korn/PhRMA
4:45 p.m. Patentable subject matter: Bilski, Myriad, Mayo, Alice — Sen. Thom Tillis
5 p.m. Injunctions: eBay — Laurie Self/Qualcomm, Rep. Thomas Massie
5:15 p.m. The path forward — Gene Quinn/IPWatchdog
5:25 p.m. Closing remarks — Jim Edwards/Eagle Forum ELDF patent policy advisor

Note: Break from the program at whatever point Rep. Jeff Duncan may arrive


6-7 p.m.

Dinner Program:

7 p.m. Welcome — Ed Martin
7:05 p.m. Invocation — Rep. Andy Biggs
7:07 p.m. Pledge to the Flag — Renee Quinn/IPWatchdog
7:09 p.m. Recognize VIPs and sponsors — Ed Martin
7:15 p.m. State of our patent system and how to restore it — Judge Paul Michel
7:23 p.m. Why Phyllis Schlafly Believed in Art. I, Sec. 8, Clause 8 — John Schlafly/EFELDF
7:30 p.m. Dinner
8 p.m. Introduce after-dinner speaker — Rob Stien/InterDigital
8:03 p.m. Main speaker — PTO Director Andrei Iancu
8:18 p.m. Q&A — Iancu with Martin moderating
8:28 p.m. Closing — Ed Martin


May 22, 2019
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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