The Complexity of the Patent System Agenda

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March 12 – 14, 2018
Santa Fe Institute

Monday, March 12th

8:30am Light Breakfast
9:00am Welcome & Introduction to the Conference (Framing Questions)

José Lobo, Arizona State University

9:20 a.m.

David Krakauer, Santa Fe Institute

10:10am Group Discussion I

José Lobo (moderator), Arizona State University

10:45am Midmorning Break
11:05am "The Patenting System as a Historical System"

Zorina Khan, Bowdoin College

11:40am Q&As
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm "The Challenge of Recognizing (and Patenting) Novelty"

Alan Marco, Georgia Institute of Technology

1:35pm "Patents as Information Packets … but Mainly Legal Instruments"

Thomas Krause, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

2:10pm Discussant: Brendan Tracey, Santa Fe Institute
2:25pm Q&As
3:00pm Midafternoon Break
3:30pm "Patenting as Cultural Accumulation?"

Andrés Gómez Calderón, Portillo & de la Cruz

3:35pm Discussant: Mirta Galesic, Santa Fe Institute
3:55pm Group Discussion II

Peter Harter (moderator)

5:00pm Meeting Adjourned

Tuesday, March 13th

8:30am Light Breakfast
9:00am "Computational History and Patent Data: What Can We Learn About the Patenting System?"

Simon Dedeo, Carnegie Mellon University & Santa Fe Institute

9:35 a.m. "Invention as Collective Learning: How Different Is Patenting?"

James Evans, University of Chicago

10:30am Midmorning Break
11:00am TBD
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm "Recognizing Emerging Technologies in the Patent Record"

Jan Youtie, Georgia Institute of Technology

1:35pm "Quantifying Information in Patents"

Deborah Strumsky, Arizona State University

2:10pm Discussant: Hyejin Youn, Northwestern University
2:30pm Q&As
3:00pm Midafternoon Break
3:30pm Group Discussion III
5:00pm Meeting adjourned

Wednesday, March 14th

8:30am Light Breakfast
9:00am TBD
9:35 a.m. TBD
10:10am TBD
10:45am Group Discussion IV
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm "Can AI Fix What Is “Broken” With the Patent System?"

Colleen Chien, Santa Clara University School of Law

2:00pm Discussant: Feng Bill Shi, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2:20pm Group Discussion V
3:30pm Final Meeting Adjourned
4:00pm Informal Discussion on Future Research Directions