Andrew W. Torrance

Paul E. Wilson Distinguished Professor of Law
Docking Faculty Scholar
2015 University Scholarly Achievement Award
Primary office:
785-864-9222
315C Green Hall


Summary

Andrew W. Torrance is the Paul E. Wilson Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Kansas School of Law, and a winner of a 2015 University Scholarly Achievement Award at the University of Kansas. He received his Ph.D. in Biology from Harvard University in 1997, J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2000, and Bachelor of Science from Queen’s University (Canada) in 1991. He joined the University of Kansas School of Law in 2005 as Associate Professor. In 2009, he was named a Docking Faculty Scholar, a university-wide program that honors faculty members who have distinguished themselves in their early careers, and in 2011 he was promoted to tenured Full Professor. He is a former Earl B. Shurtz Research Professor. At KU, Torrance served as a member of the Faculty and University Executive Councils (2010-2013), and as the elected President of the Faculty Senate (2012-2013). Prior to his arrival at KU, Torrance taught at Harvard University as Eliot House Resident Tutor in Biology and Law (1993-2000), Tutor in Biology (1999-2005), and Hrdy Visiting Professor of Conservation Biology (2003). In addition, he has been a Fellow in Law, Innovation, and Growth at the Searle Center at Northwestern University Law School (2009-2010), a Manza Scholar at the DePaul University College of Law School (2010), a Visiting Professor at the University of Washington School of Law (2011-2012), a Visiting Distinguished Professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law (2014), and a Visiting Scholar in Behavioral and Policy Sciences at the MIT Sloan School of Management since 2011. In 2008, Torrance served as a policy advisor to presidential candidate Barack H. Obama on his Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Committee.

Torrance teaches and conducts research in patent law, intellectual property, innovation, food and drug regulation, biotechnology law, biodiversity law, biolaw, and empirical, experimental, and big data approaches to the law. Specific research foci include open, user, and collaborative innovation, design, and legal issues surrounding genes, biotechnology, genetically-modified organisms, synthetic biology, conservation biology, and de-extinction. Torrance has given more than 100 scholarly presentations at numerous universities, research organizations, governments, and intergovernmental agencies in seven countries. His invited presentations have included a Google TechTalk at Google’s main Mountain View campus in California (posted on the Google TechTalk channel as “The Patent Game: Experiments in the Cathedral of Law”), a research talk at Microsoft Research in Seattle, two speeches at the Organization for Cooperation and Development (“OECD”) at their Paris, France, headquarters, keynote addresses for Genome Canada and the European Policy for Intellectual Property (EPIP) annual conference, and two presentations to the National Academies in Washington, D.C. Torrance has published more than 25 scholarly works. His scholarship has appeared in such journals as the Yale Journal of Law and Technology, the Stanford Technology Law Review, the Columbia Science and Technology Law Review and the Berkeley Technology Law Journal. He was commissioned in 2012 to write a report for the National Academies. Torrance and his research have been regularly featured in the media, including NPR, Forbes, the Seattle Times, the San Francisco Chronicle and Voice of Russia.

Torrance practiced biotechnology patent law at Fish & Richardson PC, the world’s largest intellectual property law firm, after working as a summer associate at both Morrison & Foerster LLC and Fish & Richardson P.C. He served as in-house patent counsel at Inverness Medical Innovations, a global biotechnology company with headquarters in Boston, and as the first in-house patent counsel at Stirling Medical Innovations, a cardiac diagnostics biotechnology company based in Scotland. He is a board member at several companies and nonprofit organizations. Torrance founded the annual Biolaw Conference, and co-founded the leading annual patent conference, PatCon. Torrance has led the intellectual property department at the Eli and Edythe Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard since August 2019. 

Courses Taught:
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Patent Law
  • Food and Drug Law
  • Biodiversity Law
  • Biolaw

Andrew W. Torrance joined the KU Law faculty in 2005 and, in 2009, was named a Docking Faculty Scholar, a university-wide program established with a gift from the late Mrs. Meredith Docking to honor faculty members who have distinguished themselves in their early careers. He was also a 2009-10 Fellow in Law, Innovation and Growth at the Searle Center at Northwestern University Law School. In August of 2010, Torrance was invited by Google Inc. to give a Google TechTalk at Google’s main Mountain View campus in California; Google posted his entire presentation, “The Patent Game: Experiments in the Cathedral of Law,” on its YouTube Google TechTalk channel. Torrance is often featured by prominent news outlets, including Forbes the Seattle Times and the San Francisco Chronicle. See below for a complete list of his media appearances. He received his Ph.D. in biology from Harvard University in 1997 and is a 2000 graduate of Harvard Law School. He earned his Bachelor of Science from Queen’s University in Canada. In 2003, he was named the Hrdy Visiting Professor of Conservation Biology at Harvard University and taught Biodiversity: Science, Policy, and Law at Harvard University from 1999 until his arrival at KU.

Torrance practiced biotechnology patent law at Fish and Richardson PC, the world’s largest intellectual property law firm, after working as a summer associate at both Morrison & Foerster LLC and Fish & Richardson P.C. Next, he served as inhouse patent counsel at Inverness Medical Innovations, a global biotechnology company with headquarters in Boston, and helped start Stirling Medical Innovations, a cardiac diagnostics biotechnology company based in Scotland. He has presented his research across the United States, as well as in Canada, Finland, Scotland, England, France and Germany. His articles have been published in journals such as the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, the Columbia Science and Technology Law Review, the Georgetown International Environmental Law Review, and the Washington University Journal of Law and Policy. Several of his articles have been listed on SSRN (Social Science Research Network) Top Ten Lists. In the spring of 2009, Torrance was invited to present his research to the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) at OECD Headquarters in Paris.

Since 2007, Torrance has run Biolaw: Law at the Frontiers of Biology, an annual conference that gathers leading scholars at KU Law to present their insights on the latest developments in biolaw. His interests in biology have led to research expeditions to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Hawaii, Banks Island in the Canadian High Arctic, and the Caribbean islands of Saint Thomas, Saint John, Jost van Dyke and Tortola. He has served as chairman of the Scientific and Creative Board of the Darwin Project, a major biodiversity institution planned for downtown Boston, is a member of the board of East Wind Power, and has assisted the BioBricks Foundation (BBF).

Torrance's research interests include intellectual property, patent law, innovation law, biotechnology, biolaw, food and drug law, biodiversity law, climate change law, and international environmental law. He teaches classes in intellectual property law, patent law, food and drug law, and biodiversity law. He served as marshall at the law school's December 2008 hooding ceremony after being elected for the role by the graduating class.

Torrance was featured with Princeton geneticist Lee Silver in a Kansas Public Radio story about the emergence of biolaw as an academic field, was quoted in the Salina Journal on the subject of intellectual property protection of genetically modified crops, and was commissioned by the magazine BioIT World to analyze the ACLU’s lawsuit to overturn Myriad Genetics’ patents covering genetic tests for diagnosing susceptibility to breast and ovarian cancer. An article in the Chronicle of Higher Education referenced the Patent Game project that Torrance is collaborating on with William Tomlinson at the University of California-Irvine. Recently, he has been quoted extensively in the Kansas City Star ("Patent lawyers give your big idea an edge"), the Chicago Lawyer ("Bringing predictability to the patent world"), the San Francisco Chronicle ("Patents' growing role in battle of mobile"), and Dow Jones Newswires ("Biogen sues MS drug makers, citing Avonex patent"). The National Public Radio station KCUR broadcast an interview with Torrance ("Legal roadblocks to copyrighting natural remedies") on its program "KC Currents." Torrance was quoted in an ABC 49 News story about the Westboro Baptist Church being under fire for potential copyright infringement for its parody of the song "We Are the World" and in the Seattle Times on the use of patents as a strategy for technology companies.

Education

J.D., Harvard Law School, 2000; Ph.D., Biology, Harvard University, 1997; A.M., Biology, Harvard University, 1994; B.Sc., Biology, Queen’s University, 1991

Teaching

Intellectual Property Law, Patent Law, Food and Drug Law, Biodiversity Law, Biolaw

Admitted

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 2001; United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2001

Career History

Patent Counsel, Inverness Medical Innovations, 2004-05; Associate, Fish & Richardson LLC, 2000-04; Hrdy Visiting Professor of Conservation Biology, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, 2003, Harvard University; Lecturer, “Biodiversity: Science, Policy, and Law”, Harvard University, 1999-05.

Research

Intellectual property, patent law, innovation law, biotechnology, biolaw, food and drug law, biodiversity law, climate change law, international environmental law

Memberships

American Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science

 

Selected Publications

  • Torrance, Andrew W. and Hopper, Lydia, 2019, "User Innovation: A Novel Framework for Studying Animal Innovation within a Comparative Context," Animal Cognition, Vol. 22, Issue 6
  • Torrance, Andrew W. and West, Jevin D., 2017, "All Patents Great and Small: A Big Data Network Approach to Valuation," Virginia Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 20, No. 3, pp. 466-504.
  • Torrance, Andrew W., and von Hippel, Eric, 2012/2013, "Innovation Wetlands" (In preparation)
  • Torrance, Andrew W., 2012, "A New Dawn for Patent Law," Research Technology Management (Invited; in preparation).
  • Torrance, Andrew W., 2012, "Nothing Under the Sun that is Made of Man," In Kesan, Jay (Ed.), "Diamond v. Chakrabarty at Thirty," Oxford University Press (Invited; Forthcoming).
  • Torrance, Andrew W., 2012, "Moving Away from Beauty as a Factor in Design Patent Validity," Patently-O, (Invited adaptation of "Beauty Fades: An Experimental Study of Federal Court Design Patent Aesthetics"). 
  • Torrance, Andrew W., 2012, “Ideas for Growth – An Essay in Honor of Gordon J. Getty,” (Invited; Published in a bound volume by the Gruter Institute).
  • Torrance, Andrew W., and Kahl, Linda J., 2012, "Synthetic Biology Standards and Intellectual Property," (Commissioned; May be forthcoming in National Academies Press).
  • Torrance, Andrew W., 2012, "Will Innovation Thrive Without Patents? – A Natural Experiment in Biotechnology," Harhoff, Dietmar, and Lakhani, Karim eds., Festschrift in honor of Eric Von Hippel, MIT Press (Invited; Forthcoming).
  • Torrance, Andrew W., 2012, "Nothing Under the Sun that is Made of Man," in "Diamond v. Chakrabarty at Thirty," Jay Kesan ed., Oxford University Press (Invited; Forthcoming).
  • Torrance, Andrew W., 2012, "The Revolution in Regulation of Genetically Modified Organisms," Idaho Law Review (Invited; Forthcoming).
  • Torrance, Andrew W., 2012, "The Future of Design Patent Law," Georgia Intellectual Property Law Review (Invited; Forthcoming).
  • Torrance, Andrew W., and Tomlinson, Bill, 2011, "Property Rules, Liability Rules, and Innovation – One Experimental View of the Cathedral," Yale Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 138-161.
  • Torrance, Andrew W., 2011, "DNA Copyright," Valparaiso Law Review (Invited; Forthcoming).
  • Torrance, Wendy E.F., and Torrance, A.W., 2011, "Spinning the Green Web: Transnational Environmentalism," in "Global Activism Reader," pp. 221-235, Luc Reydams ed. The Continuum International Publishing Group (Updated reprint of Torrance, Wendy E.F., and Torrance, A.W., 2006, "Transnational Environmentalism: Spinning the Green Web," in Transnational Civil Society: An Introduction, Srilatha Batliwala and David Brown eds. Kumarian Press).
  • Torrance, Andrew W., 2011, "Family Law and the Genomic Revolution," UMKC Law Review, Winter 2011, Vol. 79, No. 2, pp. 271-282 (Invited).
  • Torrance, Andrew W. 2010, Book Review: "Human Rights and the WTO: The Case of Patents and Access to Medicines," by Holger Hestermeyer, "The IP Book Law Review," Vol. 1, No. 1 (June 2010), pp. 46-49.
  • Torrance, Andrew W., 2010, "Synthesizing Law for Synthetic Biology," Minnesota Journal of Law, Science and Technology, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 629-65 (special "Rising Stars Symposium" issue) (Invited).
  • Torrance, Andrew W., 2010, "Patent Law, HIPPO, and the Biodiversity Crisis," The John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law, Vol. 9, pp. 624-656 (special "Green Patents" issue) (Invited).
  • Torrance, Andrew W., 2009, "Neurobiology and Patenting Thought," IDEA: The Intellectual Property Law Review, Vol. 50, pp. 27-48 (50th Anniversary) (Invited).
  • Torrance, Andrew W., 2009, "Patent Rights and Civil Wrongs: The ACLU Lawsuit," Bio-IT World, Vol. 8, pp. 11-13 (July 2009) (Cited in TecTrends).
  • Torrance, Andrew W., 2009, "Gene Concepts, Gene Patents, and Gene Talk," Minnesota Journal of Law, Science and Technology, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 157-191.
  • Torrance, Andrew W., 2009, "Physiological Steps Doctrine," Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Fall 2008, Vol. 23, Issue 4, pp. 1471-1505. (Ranked in an SSRN top 10 list; cited on Lawrence Solum's Legal Theory Blog)
  • Torrance, A.W., and Tomlinson, W.M., 2009, "Patents and the Regress of Useful Arts," Columbia Science and Technology Law Review, Vol. 10, pp. 130-168. (Reviewed in BusinessWeek (online), Forbes (online), BNA Patent, Copyright & Trademark Journal, and www.againstmonopoly.com, and cited in numerous online publications, including the World Intellectual Property Organization's SMEs Newsletter, the Wikipedia article on "Economics and patents" and Daily Kos) (Ranked in an SSRN top 10 list)
  • Torrance, Andrew W., 2009, "Open and Proprietary Biological Innovation in Human Genetic Enhancement," Washington University Journal of Law and Policy. Vol. 30, pp. 93-138. (Invited).
  • Torrance, A.W., and Tomlinson, W.M., 2008, “Patent Expertise and the Regress of Useful Arts,” Southern Illinois Law Review. Vol. 33, pp. 239-277. (Invited) (Ranked in an SSRN top 10 list)
  • Torrance, Andrew W., 2008, "Patenting Human Evolution," Kansas Law Review, Vol. 56, pp. 1075-1102.
  • Torrance, Andrew W., 2008, "An Extinction Bar to Patentability," Georgetown International Environmental Law Review, Winter 2008, Vol. 20, Issue 2, pp. 237-270.
  • Torrance, Andrew W., and McLean, Thomas, 2008, "Are the Brookhill-Wilk Patents Impediments to Market Growth in Cybersurgery?," International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, March 2008, Vol. 4, Issue 1, pp 3-9.
  • Torrance, Andrew W., 2007, "Metaphysics and Patenting Life," University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review, Vol. 76, No. 2, pp. 363-403.
  • Torrance, Andrew W., 2007, "Intellectual Property as the Third Dimension of GMO Regulation," The Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy, Spring 2007, Vol. 16, No. 3, pp. 257-285.
  • Torrance, Andrew W., 2007, "Patents to the Rescue -- Disasters and Patent Law," DePaul Journal of Health Care Law, Vol. 10, No. 3, Spring 2007, pages 309-358.
  • Torrance, Wendy E.F., and Torrance, A.W., 2006, "Transnational Environmentalism: Spinning the Green Web," in Transnational Civil Society: An Introduction, Srilatha Batliwala and David Brown, eds. Kumarian Press.
  • Torrance, Andrew W., 2002, "After the Generush," Bio-IT World, Vol. 1, No. 9, pp. 80-81, November. Commissioned article to introduce special section.
  • Torrance, Andrew W,. 2001, " The E-Sign Act of 2000," Technology Law Alert, Vol. 27, No. 8, pp. 8-10, April.
  • Torrance, Andrew W., 2000, "Bioprospecting and the Convention on Biological Diversity," Food and Drug Law (Electronic book at http://www.law.harvard.edu/faculty/hutt/book_index.html).
  • "Evolution, Phylogeny, Biogeography, and Diversification of the Australasian Hydromyinae (Rodentia: Muridae)," 1997, Ph.D. Thesis, Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

May 2019
Legaltech News, “Reactive or Proactive? The Ambivalent Nature of Today’s Legal Tech Education – Law schools are launching legal tech classes in response to the growing availability of tech tools and the demand for more cost effective services. But in the process, they are also defining the future of legal practice,” Rhys Dipshan

April 2018
This Week in Health Law, “Another BioBrick in the Wall,” Interview by Prof. Nicholas Terry and Prof. Frank Pasquale

October 2017
New York Times Upfront Magazine, “Natural Resources and Rights for Rivers,” Interview by Carl Stoffers

September 2017
Bloomberg Radio, “Farmers Harvest Settlement in Syngenta Corn Lawsuit,” June Grasso and Michael Best (Producer: David Sucherman)

August 2017
The Times of London, “Britain can lead the world in gene editing,” Matt Ridley

April 2017
Bloomberg Radio, “First Syngenta Lawsuit Reaches the Courtroom,” June Grasso and Michael Best (Producer: David Sucherman)

December 2015

  • WOW! 6 News, “Discovery of preserved dinosaur tail advanced paleontology knowledge,” Dan Garrett
  • KU Today, “Discovery of preserved dinosaur tail shows law, bioethics must keep up with scientific advancements, professor says,” Mike Krings

August 2016
KU Today, “Professor analyzing decades of data to determine patent value,” Mike Krings

October 2015
KU Today, “Citizens have right to improve technologies without fear of legal action, professor says,” Mike Krings

August 2015
Lawrence Journal-World, “KU Today: Biology and law collide in award winner’s work - Professor deals with ‘cutting-edge science and the legal issues it raises,’” McKenna Harford

June 2015

  • The University Daily Kansan, “De-extinction science poses benefits and risks,” Brianna Childers
  • KMBZ 98.1 FM Radio, “Technology advances scientists toward de-extinction,” Will Sterrett
  • Lawrence Journal-World, “Jurassic World not all fiction, says KU professor,” Rochelle Valverde
  • WIBW Radio, “Unknown: About Jurassic World and Deextinction”
  • Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence, “Real Jurassic World not far from reality?”, Ray Kurzweil
  • WOW! 6 NEWS, “Scientists suggests the themes of ‘Jurassic World’ aren’t too far off from reality with the use of de-extinction science, KU official explains,” Amina Smith
  • KU Today, “Real 'Jurassic World' not far from reality, professor says,” Mike Krings

September 2015

  • BBC Radio 4, Interview for “Synthetic Biology” documentary, Sam Francis
  • McClatchy News Service, Interview for “Patent Reform” article, Dian Zhang

March 2015
Penn Law, “Penn Law alum and ITC Commissioner gives keynote at PIPG symposium on design patents,” Emily Offit

January 2015
KU Today, “Professor argues standards for cutting-edge science need to consider intellectual property,” Mike Krings

October 2014
Feed Navigator, “Syngenta case shows U.S. market is not impervious to foreign rule: legal expert,” Jane Byrne

September 2014
Reuters, “Cargill case highlights foreign regulatory influence in U.S.: experts,” Andrew Chung

June 2013

  • The Star Online, “The promise and peril of reviving extinct species,” Lisa M. Krieger
  • Lawrence Journal-World, “Trademark protection a constant concern for KU,” by Matt Erikson
  • Patently-O, “Twenty Thoughts on the Importance of Myriad,” by Dennis Crouch
  • Kansas Public Radio and KCUR, “U.S. Supreme Court: Can't Patent Human Genes,” by Bryan Thompson
  • The Voice of Russia Radio, "Supreme Court decision AMP v. Myriad SCOTUS rules that human DNA cannot be patented,” by Carmen Russell-Sluchansky
  • Kansas City Star, “Supreme Court bars patents on unaltered human DNA,” by Diane Stafford
  • Whittier Daily News, “Extinct species revival raises hopes, fears,” by Lisa M. Krieger
  • KQED, “De-Extinction Debate: Should Extinct Species Be Revived?,” by Liza Gross
  • USA Today, “Should we bring back the passenger pigeon and the woolly mammoth?” by Elizabeth Weise
  • The Australian, “Extinct species revival raises hopes,” by AAP

May 2013

  • San Jose Mercury, “Extinct species revival raises hopes, fears,” by Lisa M. Krieger
  • CQ Researcher, “Patenting Human Genes: Should the Supreme Court uphold patents on human genes?,” by Kenneth Jost
  • Financial Times, “Supreme Court: US genes patent decision may depend on strands in Myriad argument”

April 2013

  • The Voice of Russia Radio, “Can human genes be patented,” by Carmen Russell-Sluchansky
  • Kansas Public Radio, “Who Owns Your Genes?,” by Bryan Thompson
  • Daily Herald, “Biotech industry at stake as court weighs human gene patent,” by Greg Stohr & Susan Decker
  • Bloomberg, “Biotech Industry at Stake in Human Gene Patent Decision,” by Greg Stohr & Susan Decker
  • Stanford Center for Law and the Biosciences Podcast, “Interview with Andrew Torrance,” by Hank Greely

November 2012
The Chronicle of Higher Education, "Undergraduate Competition Illuminates Promises and Perils of Synthetic Biology"

September 2012
Forbes, "Will Overregulation In Europe Stymie Synthetic Biology?"

May 2012
NPR, "Pfizer Settles Suit Involving Celebrex"

January 2012
6 News, "KU professor hopes to impact patent laws"

October 2011
Seattle Times, "Patents emerge as significant tech strategy"

May 2010

March 2010
San Francisco Chronicle, "Patents' growing role in battle of mobile"

February 2010
Kansas City Star, "Patent lawyers give your big idea an edge"

May 2009
Salina Journal, Salina, KS, "K-State: Farmers' seed use is illegal"

November 2008
Kansas Public Radio, "The New Frontier of Biolaw" (with Professor Lee M. Silver) LISTEN

August 2008
WREK, "Inside the Black Box" (Topic: "The Patent Game")

May 2007
ABC Television News, Topeka, KS ("Phelps under fire for making music")

March 2007
Kansas City Star (Topic: Legal blogging)

January 2004
Radio One, United States Virgin Islands (Topic: Biodiversity conservation priorities in the United States Virgin Islands)

December 2003
Harvard Political Review, December 2003. By Luke Appling for Under the Boardwalk: U.S. cities are significantly contributing to the destruction of tropical rainforests.

Blogs and Listservs

  • Biolaw Blog (Cofounder and contributor). Biolaw Listserv (Founder, moderator, and contributor).

Peer Review

Selected Presentations

September

Public Health: Regulation, Innovation, and Preparation Roundtable, Center for the Study of the Administrative State, George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School, Arlington, Virginia (Invited commentator) (September 17-18, 2020)

“Legal Analytics”, 2020 Colorado Judicial Conference, Vail, Colorado (September 14, 2020) (Postponed)

“Patently Broad: Intellectual Property for Advancing Biology”, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, MA (Invited) (September 10, 2020)

April

“Free Innovation and the Law”, MIT Class 15.356 (Invited) (April 22, 2020)

February

“Patent Analytics”, Texas A&M Qatar, Qatar (Invited) (February 9, 2020)

“The Future of Regulation”, George Washington University School of Policy, Washington, D.C. (Invited) (February 4, 2020)

January

“Innovation Hypercycles: The Birth and Death of Technology Hotspots”, TEDxQueensU, Kingston, Ontario, Canada (January 26, 2020) (Video of TEDxQueensU Talk available in October 2020)

December

“Regulation of Genome Editing”, Petrie-Flom Center, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA (Invited) (December 6, 2019)

November

“Empirical Analysis of Patent Owner Type and Patent Importance for all Patent Litigations from 2000-Current Day”, Stanford Law School, Palo Alto, CA (Invited) (November 14, 2019)

“FDA Law and Patient Innovation”, MIT Innovation Lab, Washington, DC (Invited) (November 6, 2019)

October

“Expert Witnesses and Legal Analytics”, American College of Business Judges, Pittsburgh, PA (Invited) (October 31, 2019)

“Legal Analytics” (11 lectures), LEC Judges Conference, Santa Fe, NM (Invited) (October 16-19, 2019)

September

“Breaking Hamilton’s Law”, Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research Conference (“Does Hamilton Still Rule? – His Continuing Influence in Science and Society 50 Years Back and Beyond”), New College, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom (Invited Coorganizer and Cohost) (September 6, 2019)

July

MIT Innovation Lab, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI (Invited participant)

“Global Patterns of Technical Knowledge Flow”, 17th Annual Open and User Innovation Society Meeting, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands, (Competitively selected) (July 9, 2019)

Village Elders Meeting, 17th Annual Open and User Innovation Society Meeting, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands (Invited participant and Village Elder) (August 7, 2019)

May

“Gene Editing – The Elements of Regulatory Style”, Gruter Institute Annual Conference, Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research, Squaw Valley, CA (Invited) (May 21, 2019)

April

“Legal Analytics”, Foulston Siefkin LLC (Invited) (April 11, 2019)

“Global Patterns in Technological Knowledge Flow”, PatCon9, University of Kansas School of Law (April 5, 2019)

March

“WTO-TRIPs and Pharmaceutical Knowledge Flow”, Biolaw Lapalooza 3.0, Stanford Law School, (Competitively selected) (March 30, 3019)

MIT Innovation Lab Meeting, MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA (Invited participant) (March 28, 2019)

February

The Ditchley Foundation Conference, “The Intersection of Machine Learning and Genetic Engineering: What Should be Our Checklist for Society and State as We Blast Off?”, Ditchley Park, Enstone, Chipping Norton, United Kingdom (February 7-9, 2019)

January

“The Law of Ideas”, Self Fellowship Lecture, Self Fellowship Program, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (January 14, 2019)

December

MIT Innovation Lab Meeting, MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA (Invited participant) (December 2-3, 2018)

November

“Patent Analytics”, School of Innovation, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (October 30, 2018)

October

“Synthetic Biology Governance”, BioSummit 2018, MIT Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (October 26, 2018)

“Global Ebbs and Flows in Knowledge – A Big Data Network Analysis of Technical Information Exchange within the Worldwide Patent System”, Intellectual Property Statistics for Decision Makers Conference, European Union Intellectual Property Office, Alicante, Spain (October 24, 2018)

“Scientific Leadership”, Gruter Conference on Leadership, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. (October 20, 2018)

“Most Important Biotechnology Patent Cases of 2017”, Akron Law School Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, University of Akron School of Law, Akron, OH (October 5, 2018)

September

“Uncertain Diagnosis”, BIO IP & Diagnostics Symposium, Biotechnology Innovation Organization, Washington, D.C. (September 28, 2018)

“Global Ebbs and Flows in Knowledge – A Big Data Network Analysis of Technical Information Exchange within the Worldwide Patent System”, Canadian Law and Economics Association annual conference, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (September 22, 2018)

“Gene Editing – The Elements of Regulatory Style”, Future of Regulation Conference, Regulatory Studies Center, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. (Invited) (September 12, 2018)

Commentator, Wiet Life Science Law Scholars Conference, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, IL (Invited) (September 7, 2018)

August

“GINA and Gene Editing: Genetic Discrimination in the Age of Modified Genomes”, 16th Annual Open and User Innovation Society Meeting, New York University, New York, NY, (Competitively selected) (August 6, 2018)

Village Elders Meeting, 16th Annual Open and User Innovation Conference, New York University, New York, NY (Invited participant and Village Elder) (August 5, 2018)

July

MIT Innovation Lab Meeting, MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA (Invited participant) (July 17-18, 2018)

June

“Global Ebbs and Flows in Knowledge: Technical Information Exchange within the Worldwide Patent System”, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) International Summer Patent Institute (Invited) (June 18, 2018)

May

“The Worldwide Technology Web: A Global Patent Citation Network”, Gruter Institute Annual Conference, Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research, Squaw Valley, CA (Invited) (May 23, 2018)

April

“Legal Impatients”, Innovation Lab Meeting, Harvard Business School, Allston, MA (Invited speaker) (April 4, 2018)

March

“GINA and Gene Editing: Genetic Discrimination in the Age of Modified Genomes”, Biolaw Lapalooza 2.0, Stanford Law School, Palo Alto, CA (Accepted speaker) (March 23, 2018)

“World Technology Knowledge Flow: A Big Data Network Approach Using the Worldwide Patent System”, World Trade Organization, Geneva, Switzerland (Invited speaker) (March 16, 2018)

“A Worldwide Patent Citation Network”, PatCon8, University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, CA (March 2, 2018)

November

MIT Innovation Lab Meeting, Harvard Business School, Allston, MA (Invited participant) (November 28-29, 2017)

“All Patents Great and Small: A Big Data Network Approach to Valuation”, Intellectual Property Statistics for Decision Makers (“IPSDM”), Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (“OECD”), Mexico City, Mexico (Competitively selected) (November 14, 2017)

September

“Innovation Hypercycles: The Birth and Death of Technology Hotspots”, IT, Innovation, Value & Productivity, School of Information Management, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand (Invited) (September 28, 2017)

“A First Comprehensive Worldwide Patent Citation Network”, Canadian Law and Economics Association Annual Conference, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (September 16, 2017)

July

MIT Innovation Lab Meeting, MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA (Invited participant) (July 9-10, 2017)

“The Patent Trollbooth: A Participatory Simulation Game Approach to NPE Behavior”, 15th Annual Open and User Innovation Society Meeting, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria (Competitively selected) (July 11, 2017)

Village Elders Meeting, 15th Annual Open and User Innovation Conference, Harvard Business School, Allston, MA (Invited participant and Village Elder) (July 9, 2017)

June

Biotechnology Industry Organization Annual Conference, San Diego, CA (Competitively selected participant) (June 19-22, 2017)

May

“Trolls are Good (at Choosing Valuable Patents)”, Gruter Institute Annual Conference, Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research, Squaw Valley, CA (Invited) (May 24, 2017)

“The Patent Trollbooth: A Participatory Simulation Game Approach to NPE Behavior”, Roundtable on Empirical Methods in Intellectual Property, United States Patent and Trademark Office/Northwestern Law School/Cardozo Law School, New York, NY (Competitively selected) (May 20, 2017)

“All Patents Great and Small – Innovation Analytics in the Data Gold Rush”, ZEW Conference on Innovation and Patenting, Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung, Mannheim, Germany (Invited Keynote) (May 15, 2017)

April

Biolaw Career Panel, Bio LawLapalooza (The Biolaw Conference), Stanford Law School, Palo Alto, CA (April 21, 2017) (Invited)

“Aukward Law”, Bio LawLapalooza (The Biolaw Conference), Stanford Law School, Palo Alto, CA (April 20, 2017)

“Trolls Are Good (At Choosing Valuable Patents)”, The Patent Conference (PatCon7), Northwestern Law School, Chicago, IL (April 7, 2017)

March

“Free Innovation”, Third Roundtable: Thinking through Intellectual Property Rights: Charting a Path Forward, Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science/Ministry of Economic Development and Growth - Centre for International Governance Innovation, Ontario Investment and Trade Centre, Toronto, Canada (Invited) (March 30, 2017)

“Patent Analytics”, 2017 SYMPOSIUM on the EFFECTIVENESS of the CANADIAN PATENT SYSTEM/SYMPOSIUM de 2017 sur l’EFFICACITÉ du SYSTÈME CANADIEN DES BREVETS, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada (Invited “expert”) (March 24, 2017)

MIT Innovation Lab, MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA (Invited participant) (March 21-22, 2017)

The Future of Patent Analytics: A foresight study of breakthrough enabling technologies, Centre for Technology Management, Institute for Manufacturing, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom (Invited participant) (March 3, 2017)

February

“Trolls Are Good (At Choosing Valuable Patents)”, Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA (Competitively selected) (February 11, 2017)

“Law of the Genome”, BioGenomics2017 - Global Biodiversity Genomics Conference, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C. (Invited) (February 22, 2017)

January

“The Rule of Patent Law – Innovation in Stormy Seas”, LEC Rule of Law Workshop, Captiva Island, FL (Competitively selected for workshop) (January 22, 2017)

“Aukward Law – Legal Considerations for Great Auk Deextinction”, University of the Virgin Islands, Saint Thomas, United States Virgin Islands (Invited) (January 14, 2017)

November

“All Patents Great and Small: A Big Data Network Approach to Valuation”, Intellectual Property Statistics for Decision Makers (“IPSDM”), Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (“OECD”), Sydney, Australia (Competitively selected) (November 16, 2016)

“Impatient Innovation”, MIT Innovation Lab, MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA (Invited) (November 13-14, 2016)

October

Bridges II Conference, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL (Invited participant) (October 27-29, 2016)

“All Patents Great and Small: A Big Data Network Approach to Valuation”, King’s College, University of London, London, U.K. (Invited speaker) (October 21, 2016)

Meeting about Legal Informatics, Wilberforce Society, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, U.K. (Invited speaker) (October 19, 2016)

“All Patents Great and Small: A Big Data Network Approach to Valuation”, University of Toronto Faculty of Law (Invited) (October 13, 2016)

September

“Patent Trolls are Good (at Choosing Valuable Patents)”, Canadian Law and Economics Conference, University of Toronto Faculty of Law (September 2016)

“Psychological and Sociological Perspectives on Open, User, and Collaborative Innovation”, Psychology and Sociology of Creativity and Invention Conference, Stanford Law School (September 2016) (Invited)

August

“Are Engineered Sequences Copyrightable?: The U.S. Copyright Office Addresses a Matter of First Impression” (Holman, C., Torrance, A.W., & Gustaffson, C.; presented by C. Holman), Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, Stanford Law School, CA (August 12, 2015)

“Trolls and Top Patents”, Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, Stanford Law School, CA (August 11, 2015)

“Are Litigated Patents More Valuable?”, 14th Annual Open and User Innovation Society Meeting, Harvard Business School, Allston, MA (August 2, 2016)

July

Village Elders Meeting, 14th Annual Open and User Innovation Conference, Harvard Business School, Allston, MA (Invited participant and Village Elder) (July 31, 2016)

MIT Innovation Lab, MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA (Invited participant) (July 25-26, 2016)

June

“Aukward: Extinction is Fornever”, NeueHouse Speakers Series, NeueHouse LA, Los Angeles, CA (Invited) (June 29, 2016)

May

“Genetic Modification Editing – The Elements of CRISPR Style”, Gruter Institute Annual Conference, Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research, Squaw Valley, CA (Invited) (May 26, 2016)

“Are Litigated Patents More Valuable”, Gruter Institute Annual Conference, Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research, Squaw Valley, CA (Invited) (May 24, 2016)

April

“Patient Innovation – FDA Should Pave, Not Block, the Way”, MIT Innovation Laboratory Meeting, La Jolla, CA (hosted by Dexcom) (Invited) (April 22, 2016)

“Design Patent Developments”, USPTO Design Day 2016, United States Patent & Trademark Office, Detroit, MI (Invited) (April 19, 2016)

March

“Free Innovation”, Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Centre for International Governance Innovation, Toronto, Canada (Invited) (March 23, 2016)

February

“Are Litigated Patents More Important?”, 13th Annual Works in Progress in Intellectual Property Conference, University of Washington School of Law (February 20, 2016)

“Are Litigated Patents More Important?”, Technology Law and Policy Colloquium: Intellectual Property and Cyberlaw Focus, Georgetown University Law Center (Invited) (February 8, 2016)

December

“The History and Lessons Learned from Regulating GMOs,” National Academies (ILAR) Workshop on “Gene Editing to Modify Animal Genomes for Research – Scientific and Ethical Considerations”, a Workshop of the Roundtable on Science and Welfare in Laboratory Animal Use, National Academies, Washington, D.C. (Invited) (December 8, 2015)

November

“Started from the Bottom Now We’re Here – A Comparative Approach to the ‘Promise of the Patent’”, Fourth Annual U of T Patent Colloquium, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Invited) (November 20, 2015)

“Are Litigated Patents More Important”, CodeX Annual Conference, Stanford Law School, Palo Alto, CA (Invited) (November 18, 2015)

October

MIT Innovation Lab, MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA (Invited participant) (October 16, 2015)

“Are Litigated Patents More Important?”, Intellectual Property Law Scholars Roundtable, Texas A&M Law School, Fort Worth, Dallas, TX (October 9, 2015)

“The Right to Innovate”, MIT 15.356 - Product and Service Development in the Internet Age, MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA (October 6, 2015)

September

“Are Litigated Patents More Important?”, Canadian Law and Economics Annual Conference, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Toronto, Canada (September 25, 2015)

August

“Are Litigated Patents More Important?”, Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, DePaul College of Law, Chicago, IL (August 7, 2015)

July

“Innovating not Waiting – NightScout inside the Innovation Wetlands”, 13th Annual Open and User Innovation Society Meeting, Fundção Calouste Gulbenkian and Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics, Lisbon, Portugal (July 13, 2015)

June

“Aukward Law – Laws Governing Deextinction”, Great Auk Deextinction Meeting, The Center for Life, Newcastleupon-Tyne, United Kingdom (Invited) (June 25, 2015)

"Values in Impact Assessment" (Commentary), Hastings Center Meeting on "Values in Impact Assessment" (NSFfunded report on synthetic biology), Hastings Center, Garrison, NY (Invited) (June 18-19, 2015)

"An Introduction to Patent Pledges: Beyond ICT", Patent Pledges Symposium 2015, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C. (Invited) (June 12, 2015)

May

“Are Litigated Patents More Important?”, Understanding Innovation and Growth: Cross-Disciplinary Analysis, Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research, Squaw Valley, CA (May 28, 2015)

“Innovation by Means of Unnatural Selection”, Understanding Innovation and Growth: Cross-Disciplinary Analysis, Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research, Squaw Valley, CA (May 27, 2015)

“New Frontiers on Perennial Questions: Game Theory, Biology and Neuroscience: Tell Us What’s New and Innovation Theory and Practice” (Chair), Understanding Innovation and Growth: Cross-Disciplinary Analysis, Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research, Squaw Valley, CA (May 27, 2015)

April

MIT Innovation Lab, MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA (Invited participant) (April 15-16, 2015)

“Are Litigated Patents More Important?”, The 5th Annual Patent Conference (PatConV), University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, KS (Competitively-selected; note: I chaired the selection committee) (April 10, 2015)

“The Patent Conference at Five”, The 5th Annual Patent Conference (PatConV), University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, KS (Remarks given as host and co-founder) (April 10, 2015)

March

“Users, Regulation, and the Innovation Wetlands”, Workshop on Understanding the Effect of Regulation on Innovation, Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research and The George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., (Invited) (March 27, 2015)

“User Innovation”, Workshop on Understanding the Effect of Regulation on Innovation, Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research and The George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., (Invited) (March 27, 2015)

“Design Patents by the Numbers”, Collision Course – Design Patents and the Convergence of Existing IP Regimes, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA (Invited) (March 19, 2015)

February

“Users, Patents, Experiments, and the Innovation Wetlands”, Government of Canada (Industry Canada), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Invited) (February 26, 2015)

“User Innovation”, Dexcom, Inc., La Jolla, CA (Invited) (February 11, 2015)

January

“The Law and Biology of Ebola”, Biolaw Section, Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. (Invited) (January 5, 2015)

December

George Mason Law & Economics Center: 2014 LEC-PERC Workshop on Environmental Economics Institute for Law Professors, Duck Cay, FL (Competitively-selected) (December 6-10, 2014)

November

“Users, Patents, and the Innovation Wetlands”, Third Annual U of T Patent Colloquium, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Invited) (November 21, 2014)

MIT Innovation Lab, MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA (Invited participant) (November 13-14, 2014)

“Collaborative Research Inside and Outside the Innovation Wetlands”, Driving Regenerative Medicine to the Market and Clinic – An Exploration of Enables, Impediments and Ethical-Legal Challenges, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Invited) (November 7, 2014)

October

“Software Patents: Code in the Eye of a Legal Storm”, Kansas City Google Development Group, Google (Kansas City) (Invited) (October 23, 2014)

“DNA Copyright”, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, MO (Invited) (October 15, 2014)

“Innovation Rights,” Michigan State University College of Law Fall 2014 Law Review Symposium, Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, MI (Invited) (October 3, 2014)

September

“One of these Patents is not like the Others – Accuracy in PTO and IPC Patent Classifications,” 2014 Roundtable on Empirical Studies in IP (hosted by the Center for Empirical Studies of IP and the United States Patent and Trademark Office), Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, IL (Competitively selected) (September 19, 2014)

Commentary on “Experiments in Sequential Innovation,” 2014 Roundtable on Empirical Studies in IP (hosted by the Center for Empirical Studies of IP and the United States Patent and Trademark Office), Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, IL (Invited) (September 19, 2014)

“Charter Technologies – Will Innovation Thrive without Patents?,” David & Ann Brennan IP Scholars Forum, University of Akron School of Law, Hudson, OH (Invited) (September 18, 2014)

“Intellectual Property Protection of Software,” EECS 581, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, University of Kansas School of Engineering, Lawrence, KS (Guest lecture) (September 8, 2014)

August

“Ideas in Chains: Law in the Eye of the Innovation Storm,” 2014 Self Fellows Lecture, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (Invited) (August 15, 2014)

“The Three Patent Cultures: A Comparative Analysis of Utility, Design, and Plant Patent Citation Networks,” 14th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, University of California Berkeley School of Law, Berkeley, CA (Competitively Selected) (August 7, 2014)

“An Analysis of the Complete Patent Citation Network,” Office of the Commissioner of Patents, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria, VA (Invited) (August 4, 2014)

July

“Law and Innovation,” 12th Annual Open and User Innovation Conference, Harvard Business School, Allston, MA (Invited participant) (July 28, 2014)

Village Elders Meeting, 12th Annual Open and User Innovation Conference, Harvard Business School, Allston, MA (Invited participant and Village Elder) (July 27, 2014)

“Evolution, Information, Law, and Innovation,” House of Lords Symposium on Is Innovation Evolutionary? – Understanding the Processes Underlying Innovation, United Kingdom House of Lords, Millbank House, London, England, United Kingdom (July 9, 2014)

MIT Innovation Lab, MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA (Invited) (June 30-July 1, 2014)

June

Intersection of Big Data and Intellectual Property in the 21st Century, World Economic Forum, Global Agenda Council on the Intellectual Property System, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, WA (Invited participant) (June 23, 2014)

“Deextinction,” GrandArts Retreat, Excelsior Springs, MO (Invited) (June 20, 2014)

“Why Be Good?,” GrandArts Retreat, Excelsior Springs, MO (Invited) (June 20, 2014)

Research Symposium on the Law and Economics of Internet Search, Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth, Northwestern Law School, Chicago, IL (Invited Participant) (June 5-6, 2014)

May

“Innovation – Rider on the Intellectual Property Storm,” Conference on Understanding Innovation and Growth, Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research, Squaw Valley, CA (Invited) (May 22, 2014)

“An Uncommon Commons – Democratization of Innovation in Synthetic Biology,” Conference on Understanding Innovation and Growth, Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research, Squaw Valley, CA (Invited) (May 21, 2014)

“Analysis of the United States Patent Citation Network,” Conference on Understanding Innovation and Growth, Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research, Squaw Valley, CA (Invited) (May 20, 2014)

“A Highly Uncommon Commons – The Evolution of Synthetic Biology Institutions and Democratized Innovation in Medicine,” Workshop on Medical User Innovation and Medical Commons, New York University Law School, New York, NY (Invited) (May 15, 2014)

April

“Intellectual Property and Innovation Rights,” Managing Innovation and Entrepreneurship, MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA (Invited) (April 30, 2014)

“Biology, Law, and Democratization – Seeds of Change for Agricultural Innovation,” 2014 Synapsis Symposium on Breeding Innovations & Policy: Considering Diverse Stakeholders, Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, School of Integrative Plant Science, Plant Breeding and Genetics Section, Ithaca, NY (Invited) (April 25, 2014)

“Intellectual Property and Innovation Rights,” Product and Service Development in the Internet Age, MIT Sloan School of Management (Invited) (April 11, 2014)

“Analysis of the Patent Citation Network,” The Patent Conference/PatCon 4.0, University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, CA (Cofounder and cohost) (April 5, 2014)

“Tempestuous Times in United States Patent Law,” Intellectual Property Law, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Invited) (April 1, 2014)

March

“Innovation Rights,” Workshop on Understanding Innovation (Co-hosted by Stanford Law School Juelsgaard Intellectual Property and Innovation Clinic and Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research), Stanford Law School, Palo Alto, CA (Invited) (March 24, 2014)

“Innovation Rights,” MIT Innovation Lab, MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA (Invited) (March 5-6, 2014)

January

“The Loci and Foci of Innovation,” Workshop on Innovation (Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research & The Harvard University Berkman Center for Internet & Society), Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA (Invited) (January 24, 2014)

December

“Revolutionary Times for the Patent System,” Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI (Invited)

November

“The Unpatentability of Human Beings and the U.S. Supreme Court,” Second Annual University of Toronto Faculty of Law Patent Colloquium, Toronto, Canada (Invited)

“Design Patents: Great Idea, or Greatest Idea?” (with Mark Janis), 2013 Evil Twin Debate, Intellectual Property Institute, University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, VA (Invited)

“De-Extinction Law: GMO, International, and Patent,” National Academies, Committee on Science, Technology, and Law, Policy and Global Affairs Division, Washington, D.C. (Invited)

“Synthetic Biology: Standard-Setting and Intellectual Property,” University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, CA (Invited faculty talk)

October

“The PHOSITA Project” (co-author Lee Petherbridge presented), Workshop on Empirical Methods in Intellectual Property, Center for Empirical Studies of Intellectual Property, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, IL (Invited)

“Commentary on Experiments on Uncertainty in IP Evaluation (David Schwartz and Christopher Buccafusco),” Workshop on Empirical Methods in Intellectual Property, Center for Empirical Studies of Intellectual Property, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, IL (Invited)

MIT Innovation Lab, MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA (Invited Participant)

September

“A Natural Experiment in Patents and Innovation,” European Policy for Intellectual Property (“EPIP”) Annual Conference, Paris, France (Invited keynote address)

June

“Patent Law’s Perfect Storm,” Microsoft Research, Seattle, WA (Invited)

Sixth Annual Conference on Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Searle Center, Northwestern Law School, Chicago, IL (Invited Participant)

MIT Innovation Lab, MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA (Invited Participant)

May

“De-Extinction in International and GMO Law,” De-Extinction: Ethics, Law & Politics, Stanford Law School, Palo Alto, CA (Invited)

“De-Extinction,” Gruter Institute Conference on Economic Growth: Costs, Causes and Effects, Squaw Valley, CA (Invited)

“A Natural Experiment in Patents and Innovation,” Gruter Institute Conference on Economic Growth: Costs, Causes and Effects, Squaw Valley, CA (Invited)

“What is Innovation?,” Gruter Institute Conference on Innovation, Economic Growth and Human Behavior, Squaw Valley, CA (Invited)

April

“(R)evolution in Design Patentable Subject Matter: the Shifting Meaning of 'Article of Manufacture,'" Design Patents in the Modern World Conference, Stanford Law School, Palo Alto, Calif. (Invited; scheduled)

"(R)evolution in Design Patentable Subject Matter: the Shifting Meaning of 'Article of Manufacture,'" The Patent Conference 3.0, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago (Scheduled)

“(R)evolution in Design Patentable Subject Matter: the Shifting Meaning of 'Article of Manufacture,'" Loyola University Chicago Law Journal Conference, Loyola University, Chicago School of Law, Chicago (Invited; scheduled)

March

"Who Owns Your Genome?," American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium, San Francisco (Invited; scheduled)

"Beauty Fades: An Experimental Study of Federal Court Design Patent Aesthetics," United States Patent & Trademark Office, Arlington, VA (Invited; scheduled)

February

"Innovation Wetlands," Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass. (Invited)

"Beauty Fades:An Experimental Study of Federal Court Design Patent Aesthetics," University of Colorado Law School, Boulder, Colo. (Invited)

January

"Copyrighting DNA: Protecting Synthetic DNA Sequences as Works of Authorship," Georgia State University College of Law (Invited)

November

MIT Innovation Lab, MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, Mass. (Invited Participant)

"Knowledge Sharing and Intellectual Property," Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Conference on Knowledge Sharing Mechanisms, OECD Headquarters, Paris (Invited)

October

"Synthetic Biology: Standards Setting and Intellectual Property" (invited), 2012 Open Science Summit, Mountain View, Calif.

"Nothing Under the Sun that is Made of Man" (invited), 2012 Licensing Executives Society Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario

"Ideas for Growth" (invited), Gruter Institute conference in honor of the scholarship of Gordon J. Getty, Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.

"Synthetic Biology Standards and Intellectual Property," symposium on "Management of Intellectual Property in Standard-Setting Processes," The National Academies, Washington, D.C. (commissioned report and presentation)

September

"Patent Notices of Appeal: An Empirical Study of Outcomes," 2012 Canadian Law and Economics Conference, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Toronto, Ontario

"Nothing Under the Sun that is Made of Man," 2012 Akron Law School Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable and Center for Intellectual Property Law and Technology Academic Forum on "The Impact of IP on Public Health," Akron Law School, Akron, Ohio

August

“Beauty in the Eye of the Judicial Beholder – The Decline of Attractiveness as a Design Patent Requirement,” Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, DePaul Law School, Chicago (Competitively Selected)

"An Empirical Study of Patent Prosecution Success after the Filing of a Notice of Appeal" 21th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, Stanford Law School, Palo Alto, Calif.

"Innovation Wetlands," with Eric von Hippel, 10th International Open and User Innovation Workshop, Harvard Business School, Allston, Mass.

June

MIT Innovation Lab, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX (Invited Participant)

“Experimental Approaches to Intellectual Property,” Law and Society Annual Conference, San Francisco, Calif. (Competitively Selected; Panel Organizer and Moderator, Speaker)

May

“Patents and Progress of Useful Arts,” Gruter Institute Annual Conference on Innovation and Economic Growth: Exploring the Origins and Effects of Innovative Behavior, Gruter Institute, Squaw Valley, Calif. (Invited)

“Beauty in the Eye of the Judicial Beholder,” Gruter Institute Annual Conference on Law, Institutions, and Human Behavior, Gruter Institute, Squaw Valley, Calif. (Invited)

“Lions and Tigers and Brains, MRI!,” Gruter Institute Annual Conference on Law, Institutions, and Human Behavior, Gruter Institute, Squaw Valley, Calif. (Invited)

“Patenting Human Evolution,” Guest lecture in Evolution and Human Affairs Honors Program class (Prof. Patricia Hawley), University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan. (Invited).

Meeting of the Planning Committee, AALS 2012 Midyear Conference, American Association of Law Schools Headquarters, Washington, D.C. (Invited).

April

Participant, Innovation Policy, Intellectual Property, and Entrepreneurship, Research Roundtable, Searle Center, Northwestern Law School, Chicago (Invited).

“Is Beauty in the Eye of the Judicial Beholder?,” Science on Tap (co-sponsored by the Biodiversity Institute and Free State Brewery), Lawrence, Kan. (Invited).

Biotechnology Industry Organization Intellectual Property Corporate Counsels Committee Conference, Seattle (Invited academic attendee).

“Beauty by Design – An Experimental Study of Federal Court Aesthetics,” Law & Economics Workshop, University of Notre Dame School of Law, South Bend, Ind. (Invited).

“Design Beauty in the Eye of the Judicial Beholder,” The Patent Conference, University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, KS (Co-host and Co-organizer).

March

MIT Innovation Lab, MIT Sloan School of Management (Invited Participant).
“Rejection and the 99%,” The Future of Intellectual Property Law Conference, University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Ga. (Invited).

February

“Variation in Grounds of Rejection by Patent Office Art Units,” Works-In-Progress Intellectual Property (WIPIP) Colloquium, Houston Law Center, Houston (Competitively Selected).

January

Synthetic Biology Ownership, Sharing & Innovation Symposium (SynBIOSIS), Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif. (Invited participant).

November
"Using Social Media for Customer Co-Creation," The 2011 World Conference on Mass Customization, Personalization, and Co-Creation (MCPC 2011): Bridging Mass Customization & Open Innovation, South San Francisco, CA (Invited Panel Moderator).

"User and Collaborative Innovation – Where is the FDA Regulatory Border MIT Innovation Lab," MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA (Invited).

Biotechnology Industry Organization Intellectual Property Corporate Counsels Committee Conference, New York City, NY (Participant).

October
"Open and Closed Innovation – Experimental Evidence to Support Open Science and Innovation," Open Science Summit 2011, Computer History Museum, Mountain View, CA (Invited).

"Biolaw 5.0 – Law at the Frontiers of Biology," 5th Annual Biolaw Conference, University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, KS (Organizer, Host, and Speaker).

"Property Rules, Liability Rules, and Innovation – One Experimental View of the Cathedral," Presentation to the Faculty, Emory Law School, Atlanta, GA (Invited).

September
"Tempest-Tost – Genomics in the Legal Storm," Optimizing the Impact of Genomics Research, Genome Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Invited Keynote Address).

"Beauty in the Eye of the Judicial Beholder – The Decline of Attractiveness as a Design Patent Requirement," Canadian Law and Economics Association Annual Conference, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Competitively Selected).

"Biotechnology Patent Law," 2011 Law & Bioscience Conference, Overland Park, KS (Invited).

August
"Beauty in the Eye of the Judicial Beholder – The Decline of Attractiveness as a Design Patent Requirement," Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, DePaul Law School, Chicago, IL (Competitively Selected).

June
MIT Innovation Lab, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX (Invited Participant).

"Experimental Approaches to Intellectual Property," Law and Society Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA (Competitively Selected; Panel Organizer and Moderator, Speaker).

May
"Patents and Progress of Useful Arts," Gruter Institute Annual Conference on Innovation and Economic Growth: Exploring the Origins and Effects of Innovative Behavior, Gruter Institute, Squaw Valley, CA (Invited).

"Beauty in the Eye of the Judicial Beholder," Gruter Institute Annual Conference on Law, Institutions, and Human Behavior, Gruter Institute, Squaw Valley, CA (Invited).

"Lions and Tigers and Brains, MRI!," Gruter Institute Annual Conference on Law, Institutions, and Human Behavior, Gruter Institute, Squaw Valley, CA (Invited).

"Patenting Human Evolution," Guest lecture in Evolution and Human Affairs Honors Program class (Prof. Patricia Hawley), University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (Invited).

Meeting of the Planning Committee, AALS 2012 Midyear Conference, American Association of Law Schools Headquarters, Washington, D.C. (Invited).

April
Participant, Innovation Policy, Intellectual Property, and Entrepreneurship, Research Roundtable, Searle Center (Invited).

"Is Beauty in the Eye of the Judicial Beholder?" Science on Tap (co-sponsored by the Biodiversity Institute and Free State Brewery), Lawrence, KS (Invited).

Biotechnology Industry Organization Intellectual Property Corporate Counsels Committee Conference, Seattle, WA (Invited academic attendee).

"Design Beauty in the Eye of the Judicial Beholder," The Patent Conference, University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, KS (Co-host and Co-organizer).

March
"Open Biological Innovation: From Patents to Commons to Copyright to Open Source," Law Review Symposium on Bioethics, Law, and Synthetic Biology, Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, IN (Invited).

"Synthetic Biology: Regulation as Food, Drug, Cosmetic, or Device," PhytoMetaSyn and Synthetic Biology GE3LS Workshop ("Nature Redesigned: PhytoMetaSyn & Synthetic Biology"), hosted by the University of Calgary Faculty of Law and funded by Genome Canada, Banff, Alberta, Canada (Invited).

"Innovation and Law: Regulation or Strangulation?," MIT Innovation Lab, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI (Invited).

February
"The Rise and Fall and Rise of Gene Patents," conference on "The Emergence of Personalized Medicine: Legal, Social and Ethical Implications," Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, AL (Invited).

"Beauty is in the Adaptations of the Judicial Beholder," Society for the Evolutionary Analysis of Law (SEAL) Annual Conference, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA (Competitively Selected).

"Nothing Under the Sun that is Made of Man," Law and Biosciences class, Stanford Law School, Palo Alto, CA (Invited).

January
"You've Come a Long Way, Baby! Genomics, Personalized Medicine, and Reproductive Law," American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (Invited).

"Synthetic Biology Meets the Law," American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (Moderator).

December
"Anything Under The Sun Except Man," Greater KC Society of Healthcare Attorneys, Kansas City, MO (Invited).

November
"Property Rules, Liability Rules, Patents, and Innovation: One Experimental View of the Cathedral," Conference on Experimental Legal Studies, Yale Law School, New Haven, CT (Competitively selected poster presentation).

"Biodiversity and Patent Law," NSF Climate Change IGERT Class, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (Invited guest lecture).

October
"The Evolution and Development of Biolaw" and "DNA Copyright," Biolaw 4.0: Law at the Frontiers of Biology, Lawrence, KS (Host and speaker).

"Property Rules, Liability Rules, Patents, and Innovation: One Experimental View of the Cathedral," DePaul University School of Law, Chicago, IL (Invited as a 2010 Edward D. Manzo Scholar in Patent Law).

"The Patent Game," University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, MO (Invited guest lecture).

September
"Property Rules, Liability Rules, Patents, and Innovation: One Experimental View of the Cathedral," Canadian Law and Economics Association Annual Conference, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Competitively selected).

"Open Biological Innovation — From Patents to Commons to Copyright to Open Source," Berkeley Open Innovation Forum, Berkeley Law School, Berkeley, CA (Invited)

"Anything Under the Sun Except for Man," Patenting in the Biotechnology Industry: 30 Years After Diamond v. Chakrabarty, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Law, Urbana-Champaign, IL (Invited).

August
"The Patent Game: Experiments in the Cathedral of Law," Google Tech Talk, Google Inc., Mountain View, CA. (Invited).

"Property Rules, Liability Rules, Patents, and Innovation: One Experimental View of the Cathedral," Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, Berkeley Law School, Berkeley, Calif. (Competitively selected)

"Property Rules, Liability Rules, Patents, and Innovation: One Experimental View of the Cathedral," User and Open Innovation Conference, MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, Mass. (Competitively selected)

July
"Double Description," SEALS Annual Conference, Palm Beach, Fla. (Invited)

June
"Myriad Reproductive Options," at "When Worlds Collide: Tensions in Family Law," The Midwest Family Law Consortium & North American Regional Meeting of the International Society of Family Law, UMKC School of Law, Kansas City, Mo. (Invited)

Participant, Research Symposium on the Law and Economics of Internet Search, Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth, Northwestern Law School, Chicago (Invited)

May
Participant, MIT Innovation Lab, MIT Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Google Inc., Mountain View, Calif. (Invited).

"The Evolution of Biolaw," Gruter Institute Annual Conference on Law, Mind, and Brain, Gruter Institute, Squaw Valley, Calif. (Invited)

"Opening Innovation in Intellectual Property Law," User and Open Innovation and Intellectual Property Workshop, co-sponsored by Berkeley Law School and the New York University Law School, Saint Helena, Calif. (co-organizer and speaker)

April
"Neurobiology and Patenting Thought," 11th Annual SEAL Conference, William and Mary Law School, Williamsburg, Va. (Competitively selected)

"Patent Law, HIPPO, and the Biodiversity Crisis," Review of Intellectual Property Law "Green Issue" Symposium, John Marshall School of Law, Chicago. (Invited keynote address)

"Having Your Cake and Eating It, Too - Conflicts between Inherency and Infringement Analyses for Drug Metabolites" (panel discussion focusing on Torrance, Andrew W., 2009, "Physiological Steps Doctrine," Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Fall 2008, Vol. 23, Issue 4, pp. 1471-1505), Biotechnology Industry Organization Intellectual Property Corporate Counsels Committee Conference, New Orleans. (Invited panelist)

"Patent Pools: Navigating a Course for Access to Biotechnology Innovations," Biotechnology Industry Organization Intellectual Property Corporate Counsels Committee Conference, New Orleans. (Invited panelist)

March
"Property Rules, Liability Rules, and Patent Rights," Searle-Kauffman Fellows Meeting, Searle-Kauffman Institute on Law, Innovation, and Growth, Chapman University School of Law, Orange, Calif. (Competitively selected)

Participant, MIT Innovation Lab, MIT Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass. (Invited)

"Property Rules, Liability Rules, and Patent Rights," Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable, Drake Law School, Des Moines, Iowa (Invited).

February
Chairman, First Annual Patent Olympics, University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, KS.

January
Moderator and speaker, "Biology Invading and Transforming Law," American Association of Law Schools (AALS) annual meeting, New Orleans.

"An Extinction Bar to Patentability," Biodiversity Institute, Biodiversity Science Seminar Series, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan. (Invited).

"Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship," Kauffman Global Scholars Program & Kauffman Global Faculty Program, Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, Mo. (Invited)

November
"The Legal Possibilities of Synthetic Biology," MIT Innovation Lab, MIT Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass. (Invited)

Participant, Research Roundtable on Empirical Studies of Patent Litigation, Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth, Northwestern Law School, Chicago (Invited)

"Biology as the Future of Law," Biolaw 3.0: Law at the Frontiers of Biology conference, University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kan. (Host and presenter)

October
"Patenting People - Human Embryos, Genes, Thought, and Physiology as Intellectual Property," Seventh Annual Intellectual Property Law Scholars Conference, Seton Hall School of Law, Newark, N.J.

"Patents and the Regress of Useful Arts," University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa (Invited)

September
“Patenting People and other Biotechnology Law Conundra,“ Tennessee Biotechnology Association, Annual Conference, Nashville, Tenn. (Invited)

“The Patent Game - An Online Interactive Simulation of the Patent System," guest lecture, UMKC School of Law, Kansas City, Mo. (Invited guest lecture).

August
“Patenting People - Human Embryos, Genes, Thought, and Physiology as Intellectual Property,” SEALS Annual Conference, Palm Beach, Fla. (Invited).

“Patenting People - Human Embryos, Genes, Thought, and Physiology as Intellectual Property,” Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, Cardozo Law School, New York, N.Y. (Competitively selected).

“Patenting People - Human Embryos, Genes, Thought, and Physiology as Intellectual Property,” Second Annual Innovation and Communication Law Conference, Louisville, Ky. (Invited).

June
“Synthesizing Law for Synthetic Biology,” Biotech Summer Institute at Drake University and Pioneer Hi-Bred, Des Moines, Iowa.

“Economics of Infant Commons” (with Professor Eric von Hippel, MIT Sloan School of Management), 7th Annual International Open and User Innovation Workshop, Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) and Kühne School of Logistics, Hamburg, Germany.

Introduced Professor Eric von Hippel, keynote speaker, The Kauffman-OECD Workshop on New Practices in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, Mo.

May
“Synthesizing Law for Synthetic Biology,” OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) Collaborative Mechanisms for Intellectual Property Management Workshop, OECD Headquarters, Paris.

“Patents and the Regress of Useful Arts,” workshop on Impacts of Open and User Innovation on Intellectual Property Law, sponsored by The MIT Innovation Lab, MIT Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and The Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass.

“Neurobiology and Patenting Thought,” Gruter Institute Annual Conference on Law, Mind, and Brain, Gruter Institute, Squaw Valley, Calif.

April
“Protecting and Promoting Biotechnology Innovation,” Life Science Business, University of Kansas School of Business, Overland Park, Kan. (invited guest lecture).

“Metaphysics and Patenting Life,” 2009 SEAL (The Society for Evolutionary Analysis in Law) Conference, Vanderbilt University Law School, Nashville, Tenn.

“Patenting People – Human Embryos, Genes, Physiology, and Thought as Intellectual Property,” Baby Markets Roundtable, George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C.

March
“The Patent Game”, Fish & Richardson P.C., Firm-wide Thursday Forum, Boston, Mass.

“Synthetic Biology – Law and the Next Open Source Hardware,” MIT Innovation Lab, MIT Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.

“Climate Change and the Changing Legal Climate,” Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, Kan.

“Patents and the Regress of Useful Arts,” Governance of New Technologies: The Transformation of Medicine, Information Technology and Intellectual Property, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.

February
“Patents and the Regress of Useful Arts,” Washington University School of Law Junior Faculty Regional Workshop, Saint Louis, Mo.

“Biotechnology Patents and the Regress of Useful Arts,” Stanford Law School, BioLaw and Health Policy Society, Palo Alto, Calif.

“Patent Expertise and the Regress of Useful Arts,” Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable, Drake Law School, Des Moines, Iowa.

January
Introduction to "The Two Halves of Biolaw" panel, Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, San Diego, Calif.

"Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship," Kauffman Global Scholars Program, Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, Mo.

December

November
Speaker, Biolaw 2.0: Law at the Frontiers of Biology Conference, University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kan.

October
Speaker, Midwest Law and Economics Association Annual Conference, Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Ill.

Speaker, Works In Progress In Intellectual Property 2008 Conference, Tulane University School of Law, New Orleans, La.

Speaker, University of Louisville School of Law, Louisville, Ky.

Speaker, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Speaker, Central States Law Schools Association, University of Southern Illinois School of Law, Carbondale, Ill.

September
Speaker, Midwest Law & Society Conference, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Speaker, University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, Ore.

August
"Patents and Regress in the Useful Arts," Harvard Business School-MIT User and Open Innovation Conference, Harvard Business School, Allston, Mass.

July
"Patents and Regress in the Useful Arts," Conference on Innovation and Communications Law, Turku University School of Law, Turku, Finland.

June
“PatentSim™ for Chemical Engineers,” American Institute of Chemical Engineers 2008 Process Development Symposium, The Berkshires, Hancock, Mass.

May
“Gene Patents and Gene Concepts,” STS and IP Law, co-sponsored by Stanford Law School and Berkeley Law School, Saint Helena, Calif.

“Patents and Disasters,” 2008 Joint Annual Meetings of Law and Society Association and Canadian Law and Society Association, Montreal, Canada.

April
“Open Source Biology as an Antidote to Proprietary Human Evolution,” Conference on Open-Source and Proprietary Models of Innovation, Washington University School of Law, Saint Louis, Mo.

“Mental Steps and Physiological Steps,” Junior Scholars Workshop on Neuroscience and Law, Stanford Law School, Palo Alto, Calif.

“Climate Change and the Changing Legal Climate,” University Lecture Series at the Commons, Hall Center for the Humanities, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan.

March
“An Extinction Bar to Patentability,” Boston College School of Law, Boston, Mass.

“Protecting and Promoting Biotechnology Innovation” (guest lecture), Life Science Business, University of Kansas School of Business, Lawrence, Kan.

February
“Tribal Sovereign Immunity from Patent and Copyright Infringement," 12th Annual Tribal Law and Government Conference, Tribal Law & Government Center, University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kan.

“Physiological Steps Doctrine,” 2007 MSU IP & Communication Law Scholars Workshop, Michigan State University School of Law, East Lansing, Mich.

“Metaphysics and Patenting Life,” Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable, Drake University School of Law, Des Moines, Iowa.

January
“Intellectual Property and Biodiversity Conservation,” 2008 American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, New York, N.Y.

“PatentSim™ and Entrepreneurship,” Kauffman Global Scholars Program, Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, Mo.

November
“Patent Our Future,” Biolaw – Law at the Frontiers of Biology, University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kan.

October
“Protecting and Promoting Biotechnology Innovation” (guest lecture), Life Science Business, University of Kansas School of Business, Overland Park, Kan.

“Endangered Species and Climate Change – Aiming the Law at Moving Targets,” Facts, Ideas, and U.S. Climate Change Policy: A Conference on Climate Change, Center for Progressive Reform and University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kan.

“Patent Law Reform” (panelist with Professors Mark Lemley and Christopher Holman), Hot Topics in Intellectual Property Law, UMKC School of Law, Kansas City, Mo.

“Patenting Human Evolution,” Law, Ethics, and the Life Sciences, Louisville University School of Law, Louisville, Ky.

September
“An Interactive Patent System Simulation (PatentSim™): Initial Empirical Results,” 2007 Works In Progress In Intellectual Property 2007, American University School of Law, Washington, D.C.

August
"An Interactive Patent System Simulation (PatentSim™)" (invited plenary presentation), 2007 Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Ill.

April
“Patent Law Update 2007,” 2007 Intellectual Property CLE, Kansas Bar Association, Overland Park, Kan.

March
Invited Conference Fellow, 2007 What If? In Intellectual Property Conference, Michigan State University School of Law, East Lansing, Mich.

February
"Intellectual Property in Taiwan,” Intercollegiate Taiwanese American Students Association (ITASA) 2007 East Coast Conference, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

“Patent and Copyright Law,” University of Kansas Libraries Intellectual Property Symposium, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan.

"Intellectual Property, Conservation, and Sustainability” (moderated and presented), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2007 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, Calif.

January
"Tribal Sovereign Immunity from Patent Infringement,” 2007 Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable, Michigan State University School of Law, East Lansing, Mich.