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“The Role of the Solicitor's Office in Shaping Patent Policy”
Distinguished Intellectual Property Lecture Presented by the Center for Law, Technology, and the Arts
FEB 1, 2006
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)

  • Beyond trademarks and copyrights: affecting legislative change on intellectual property issues

  • A closer look at the primary responsibilities of the Solicitor's Office at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Speaker Information
John Whealan
Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual

John WhealanProperty Law and Solicitor at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

John Whealan is an expert in all aspects of intellectual property, including patents, trademark, trade dress, unfair competition, and copyright. He has been the Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property Law and Solicitor of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) since January 2001. Prior to joining the USPTO, Mr. Whealan worked as Staff Attorney for the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). He teaches as an adjunct professor at George Mason University School of Law and Franklin Pierce Law Center.
Additional Information
Advancing the Study of Intellectual Property
An annual event for the Center for Law, Technology, and the Arts, this lecture presents distinguished leaders to the law school, the profession, and broader community. The Center focuses on innovative teaching, research, and programs on intellectual property, technology development and transfer, the intersections between science and the legal system, legal issues of the emerging biotech field and computer technologies, and the law relating to the creative arts.

Free and open to the public. Reception following lecture.

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