Incentives and Invention: Patent Scholars with panelists Paul Heald, University of Georgia School of Law; F. Scott Kieff, Washington University of St. Louis; Charles McManis, Washington University of St. Louis; Gary Pulsinelli, University of Tennessee College of Law; and Katherine Strandburg, DePaul University College of Law. Moderated by Molly Van Houweling, BCLT, Boalt Hall School of Law.
Paul J. Heald joined Georgia Law in 1989 and, 10 years later, became the youngest faculty member in the law school's history to be named to a chaired position, the Allen Post Professorship. In addition to teaching courses in intellectual property law, he also leads classes in international trade and secured transactions.
F. Scott Kieff
F. Scott Kieff is a law professor at Washington University in St. Louis and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He joined the faculty of Washington University in 2001, after transitioning from his practice as a trial lawyer and intellectual property lawyer by serving as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Chicago Law School and the Northwestern University School of Law. He served as a Visiting Professor at Stanford Law School in the spring of 2007. Before joining Hoover in 2003 as a national fellow through 2005, he was for two years a faculty fellow in the John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics, and Business at Harvard Law School. He is also a member of the founding faculties of the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center and the Intellectual Property Management Group of the Canadian Centre for Intellectual Property Policy at the McGill University Faculty of Law, as well as group leader for the Law, Economics, Political Science, and Public Policy Group of the Washington University Center for Security Technology. He was appointed in 2005 by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to be a member of the courtâ€™s pilot appellate mediation panel.
Scott graduated with a degree in molecular biology and applied microeconomics from MIT in 1991; and as an undergraduate was awarded a two-year fellowship sponsored by the National Science Foundation for research in molecular genetics at the Whitehead Institute. He was admitted to the New York Bar after graduation from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Giles S. Rich on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He has since been admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the Trial Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, as well as other state and federal bars.
Professor Charles McManis was installed as the Thomas & Karole Green Professor of Law in Fall 2002. He is active in the intellectual property area both nationally and internationally. McManis has taught or researched in the United States, China, India, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan and has served as a consultant for the World Intellectual Property Organization.
During 1993 and 1994, Professor McManis made his Fulbright Fellowships visits to Korea to lecture and do research at the International Intellectual Property Training Institute, Taejon, Korea. Professor McManis was the co-chair for the Conference on Patenting Genetic Products (2002), organizer for the Conference on Intellectual Property, Digital Technology & Electronic Commerce (2001) and the Conference on RE-engineering Patent Law (2000). Along with Professor William Jones, he organized the East Asian Intellectual Property Conference in 1994.
He is the co-author of Licensing of the Intellectual Property in the Digital Age and the author of Intellectual Property & Unfair Competition in a Nutshell (4th ed.) published by West Publishing Company.
Professor Gary Pulsinelli joined the faculty at the University of Tennessee College of Law in August 2001 after clerking for Judge S. Jay Plager on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Professor Pulsinelli earned his J.D. degree at Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California-Berkeley in 1997, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. Prior to attending law school, he earned his Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1994, then continued his doctoral research as a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Oncology.
His legal experience includes working as an associate in the Palo Alto, Calif., firm of Pennie & Edmonds in the area of biotechnology patent prosecution and related legal research. He also worked as a research associate in the Department of Biology at Harvard University and at I.G.B. Products, Ltd.
Katherine Strandburg is an Associate Professor of Law at DePaul University.
Molly Van Houweling
Molly Shaffer Van Houweling joined the Boalt faculty in fall 2005 from the University of Michigan Law School, where she had been an assistant professor since 2002. Van Houweling's teaching and research interests include intellectual property, law and technology, property, and constitutional law. She was a visiting professor at Boalt in 2004-05.
Before joining the Michigan faculty, Van Houweling was president of Creative Commons, a nonprofit group that facilitates sharing of intellectual property. Van Houweling has served as senior adviser to the president and board of directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the entity that oversees the Internet Domain Name System. She has been a research fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School and at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School. Van Houweling clerked for Judge Michael Boudin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit and Justice David H. Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court.