Claim Construction and Infringement with discussants Margo Bagley, University of Virginia School of Law; Michael Meurer, Boston University School of Law; Glynn S. Lunney, Jr., Tulane University School of Law; R. Polk Wagner, University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Moderated by Eric Goldman, HTLI, Santa Clara University School of Law.
Margo A. Bagley
Margo A. Bagley teaches courses on patent law, international and comparative patent law, intellectual property, fundamentals of innovation, and contracts.
After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering in 1986, Bagley worked in products research and development with the Procter & Gamble Company, where she was named Product Development Excellence "Rookie of the Year" and was co-inventor on a U.S. patent for improved peanut butter. Later, she worked as a senior research analyst for the Coca-Cola Company. Through her corporate experience, Bagley developed an interest in the law of intellectual property.
Bagley received her J.D. in 1996 from Emory, where she was a Robert W. Woodruff Fellow, an editor of the Emory Law Journal, and was elected to Order of the Coif. She is a member of the Georgia bar and is licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Bagley worked as an associate with Smith, Gambrell & Russell and Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner before becoming an assistant professor of law at Emory University in 1999. She was a visiting professor of law at Washington & Lee University School of Law in Fall 2001 and at the University of Virginia School of Law in Fall 2005.
Glynn S. Lunney
Professor Lunney joined the Law School faculty in 1991 after clerking for Judge John Minor Wisdom on the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. His undergraduate degree was in petroleum engineering, and he worked as an engineer prior to attending law school. While in law school, he was articles editor of the Stanford Law Review.
Professor Lunney has published articles on the just compensation requirement of the Fifth Amendment and on a variety of intellectual property issues. He was named a recipient of the Sumter Marks Award in 2000 and again in 2002, in recognition of his strong research record. Professor Lunney's productivity as a scholar also resulted in his being named C. J. Morrow Research Professor of Law for the 2001-02 academic year. Professor Lunney teaches courses in contracts and intellectual property.
The son of an economics professor, Michael Meurer knew by the time he was 13 that he, too, wanted to teach at the university level. An S.B., J.D. and Ph.D. later, he became an economics professor at Duke University and later a law professor at the University of Buffalo. He came to Boston University School of Law in 1999, where he has taught courses in patents, intellectual property and public policy toward the high-tech industry.
Professor Meurer has received several grants and fellowships, including two grants from the Pew Charitable Trust, a Ford Foundation grant, an Olin Faculty Fellowship at Yale Law School and a postdoctoral fellowship at AT&T Bell Labs. He has served as an expert witness for the Federal Trade Commission on a merger case presenting issues related to patent licensing. He also has consulted with government officials from developing countries about antitrust law, and taught short courses in American intellectual property law at the law faculties of the University of Victoria and the National University of Singapore.
R. Polk Wagner
Professor Wagner focuses his research and teaching in intellectual property law and policy, with a special interest in patent law. He is the author of over fifteen articles on topics ranging from an empirical analysis of judicial decision-making in the patent law to the First Amendment status of software programs. His work has appeared in the Stanford Law Review, the Columbia Law Review, and the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, among several others. He is a frequent lecturer on intellectual property topics, presenting his research at both academic institutions (such as Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, University of Michigan, University of Virginia, University of California at Berkeley) and prominent industry groups (such as the Intellectual Property Owner's Organization, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and the Association of Corporate Patent Counsel).
In 2002, Wagner founded the FedCir Project (www.fedcir.org), a major ongoing effort to study the performance of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. One of the project's first areas of research, the Claim Construction Project (www.claimconstruction.com) has emerged as an important and influential resource for patent lawyers and judges alike.
Prior to joining the Penn faculty in 2000, Wagner served as a clerk to Judge Raymond C. Clevenger III of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He holds a law degree from Stanford, an engineering degree from the University of Michigan, and was the 1994-95 Roger M. Jones Fellow at the London School of Economics.