Federalist Society Practice Groups Podcasts
About This Show
This series of podcasts features experts who analyze the latest developments in the legal and policy world. The podcasts are in the form of monologues, podcast debates or panel discussions and vary in length. The Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speakers. We hope these broadcasts, like all of our programming, will serve to stimulate discussion and further exchange regarding important current legal issues.
Most Recent Episode
Patent Law and Antitrust
Recent developments in US patent law, particularly the Americans Invents Act (AIA) and the Supreme Court’s jurisprudence on patent-eligible subject matter, have raised questions of whether, and to what extent, the Constitutional directive to promote technological innovation has been undermined or frustrated. The panel discussed whether the U.S. is shifting from a view of patents as private property, to one of public rights, and, if so, whether concepts from antitrust law will begin to color, if not dominate, patent enforcement jurisprudence. The practical implications of a public rights view of patents and the imposition of antitrust issues on the enforcement of patent rights were discussed as well. -- Featuring: Mr. Philip Johnson, Senior Vice President, Intellectual Property Strategy & Policy, Johnson & Johnson (ret).; Prof. Kristen Osenga, Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law; and Mr. Robert G. Sterne, Director, Sterne Kessler Goldstein Fox. Moderator: Mr. Howard J. Klein, Attorney, Klein O'Neill & Singh LLP.