This program is subject to change.

8:30 am to 9:00 am

Donald Bren Hall, 6011

9:00 am to 9:15 pm

Richard N. Taylor, ISR Director and Chancellor's Professor Emeritus

9:15 am to 10:35 am

Richard N. Taylor, ISR Director and Chancellor's Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Informatics, UC Irvine
Jim Whitehead, Professor and Chair of Computer ScienceUC Santa Cruz
James A. Jones, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Informatics, UC Irvine
Anita Sarma, Assistant Professor, Dept. of CS & Eng., University of Nebraska–Lincoln


10:35 am to 10:50 am
10:50 am to 11:50 am

Alfred Kobsa, Professor, Dept. of Informatics, UC Irvine
Gloria Mark, Professor, Dept. of Informatics, UC Irvine
Alf Inge Wang, Professor, Dept. of Information and Computer Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

11:50 am to 1:50 pm

Boxed lunches served in DBH 6011 foyer at 11:50.  Eat at location of your choice.

Open House begins at 12:20: Tour Labs, See Demos and Posters!

1:50 pm to 2:50 pm
Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law and Professor, School of Information
Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

"Protecting Software as Intellectual Property: The Many Faces of Software Patents"

Richard N. Taylor, Moderator

Abstract:  Given the ever-changing landscape of software-focused patents and the complexities of alternative strategies, what should a budding software inventor do? Pursue patents on their innovations? Something else? The panel will begin with a statement by each panelist addressing this concern, then discussion will open up from there.


Dan L. Burk, Chancellor's Professor of Law, School of Law, UC Irvine
Allan Z. Litovsky, Litigator & IP Attorney, Partner, Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth
Nenad Medvidović, Professor, Computer Science Dept.University of Southern California
Pamela Samuelson, Professor, Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, UC Berkeley 

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Reception with Posters