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The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
Tucson, Arizona & Quarles & Brady Streich Lang Distinguished Intellectual Property Forum:
The Federal Circuit recently narrowed the concept of the “experimental use” defense in patent law to make clear that it applied to all non-commercial work undertaken to further the legitimate interests of the user. LEADING U.S. PATENT SCHOLAR, PROFESSOR ROCHELLE DREYFUSS will discuss the implications of this development for the production of fundamental science, especially biotechnology (and computer science). For universities, the contours of the “experimental use” defense is particularly critical given the increasing importance to their work of commercial imperatives and private-sector collaborations.


Prof Rochelle Cooper DreyfussROCHELLE COOPER DREYFUSS, B.A., M.S., J.D.
Pauline Newman Professor of Law
New York University School of Law
Professor Dreyfuss has been at the NYU School of Law since 1983. She teaches patent law, civil procedure, colloquium on innovation policy, survey-intellectual property, law and science, and privacy and technological change. Her research focuses on intellectual property, law and science, and civil procedure.

Prof David AdlemanDavid E. Adelman, B.A., Ph.D., J.D.
Associate Professor of Law
The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
Professor Adelman earned his J.D. at Stanford Law School, graduating with distinction, and a Ph.D. in Chemical Physics, also at Stanford. He teaches Environmental Law, Law and Science, Patent Law, Azstartup.edu, and Advanced Topics in Environmental Law.

Prof Graeme AustinGraeme W. Austin, B.A., LL.B., LL.M., LL.M., J.S.D.
Professor of Law
The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
Professor Austin holds LL.M. and J.S.D. degrees from Columbia University, as well as graduate law degrees from Victoria University of Wellington in his native New Zealand. He instructs Copyright Law, Trademark & Unfair Competition Law, Contemporary Issues in
Intellectual Property, International Intellectual Property Law, and Azstartup.edu, an interdisciplinary course for entrepreneurs.

Mark D. Janis, B.S., J.D.
Professor of Law, H. Blair & Joan V. White Intellectual
Property Law Scholar
University of Iowa College of Law
Professor Janis received a B.S., with distinction, in Chemical Engineering from Purdue and a J.D., summa cum laude, from Indiana University, Bloomington. He teaches courses in patents, trademarks/unfair competition and property, as well as seminars on advanced problems in intellectual property.

Patrick L. Jones, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Director, Office of Technology Transfer
The University of Arizona
Patrick Jones directs the Office of Technology Transfer, the unit responsible for managing intellectual property and technology transfer at the University of Arizona. Dr. Jones has worked in both the public and private sectors. He holds an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the University of Minnesota, a doctorate in Chemical Physics from the University of Colorado, and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington.

Barbara J. Luther, B.S.M., M.B.A., J.D.
Of Counsel, Quarles & Brady Streich Lang LLP
Barbara Luther has been an in-house patent attorney at Incyte Genomics and in private practice with Brinks Hofer of Chicago and Morrison & Foerster in Palo Alto, California.

Huw R. Jones, B.A., J.D.
In-house Counsel, Ventana Medical Systems
Huw Jones is a practicing Patent Attorney and the Director of Legal Services at Ventana Medical Systems in Oro Valley, AZ. Prior to his coming to Ventana, he was Patent Counsel for Bayer Corporation and an Associate at the law firm of Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox in Washington, DC. Mr. Jones has an undergraduate degree in Chemistry, and a law degree from Franklin Pierce Law Center, Concord, NH. He has also practiced as anAnalytical Chemist, and is a prior member of the American Chemical Society.


Quarles & Brady Streich Lang LLP, known nationally as Quarles & Brady LLP, has more than 420 attorneys nationwide, making it one of the largest law firms in the United States. In addition to the Intellectual Property Practice Group, the Firm offers an array of legal services by attorneys practicing in Arizona, Illinois, Wisconsin and Florida. With nearly 150 attorneys in Phoenix and Tucson, Quarles & Brady Streich Lang LLP is the second largest law firm in Arizona. It offers clients the services of more than 40 intellectual property attorneys nationwide, with 11 located in Tucson and Phoenix.

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