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Volume 66 Federal Circuit Symposium

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Identifying Boundaries in Patent and Trademark Law

January 27, 2017 

The American University Law Review was proud to present its annual Federal Circuit symposium, Identifying Boundaries in Patent and Trademark Law. The symposium featured two panels with opening remarks by Judge William H. Pauley III. The first panel—The Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit, or the Patent Office: Who Owns the Controlling Stake in Patent Law?—was moderated by WCL’s Professor Jonas Anderson and featured panelists Professor Paul Gugliuzza of Boston University, Professor Megan LaBelle of Catholic University, Professor Rochelle Dreyfuss of New York University, Professor Tim Holbrook of Emory University, and Jeff Wall of Sullivan & Cromwell. The second panel—First Amendment Freedom of Speech and Trademark: What Is, and What Should Be, the Relationship Between the Two?—was moderated by WCL’s Professor Christine Farley and featured panelists Lee Rowland of the ACLU, Professor Ned Snow of the University of South Carolina, Professor Rebecca Tushnet of Georgetown University, and Judge Gerald Bruce Lee of the Eastern District of Virginia.

Opening Remarks
Judge William H. Pauley III, Southern District of New York 

Panel 1: Patents
The Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit, or the Patent Office: Who Owns the Controlling Stake in Patent Law?
Paul Gugliuzza, Boston University
Megan La Belle, Catholic University
Rochelle Dreyfuss, New York University
Tim Holbrook, Emory University
Jeff Wall, Sullivan & Cromwell
Jonas Anderson, American University (moderator) 

Panel 2: Trademarks
First Amendment Freedom of Speech and Trademark: What Is, and What Should Be, the Relationship Between the Two?
Lee Rowland, ACLU
Ned Snow, University of South Carolina
Rebecca Tushnet, Georgetown University
Doug Rettew, Finnegan
Christine Farley, American University (moderator)