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the decade since the Internet and cellular communication became omnipresent and
inexpensive, intellectual property law has been pressed by technology in ways
never imagined. Examples include: digital rights management (DRM), creative
commons, open source software, digital movie and music downloading, eroding
US patent dominance, Internet piracy, personal data ownership and privacy,
fair use and the Internet.
2009 – March 20,21
Dr. David W.
COMPUTER SCIENCE, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Ph. D. Engineering Science
University of California at Berkley
Dr. Matula holds 18 U.S. Patents. Five of his
Ph.D. students have been co-inventors (with D. W. Matula) on these patents
and pending applications. He has consulted for industry on intellectual
property and served as an expert witness. He has been a member of SMU’s
intellectual property committee for eleven years.
research focuses on the foundations and applications of algorithm
engineering with specific emphasis on computer arithmetic and graph/network
algorithms. He has published over one hundred peer reviewed papers. He has
consulted on the design of arithmetic units for fifteen years with Cyrix,
National Semiconductors, and AMD. He is the co-designer of the floating
point unit of the one-watt AMD Geode microprocessor chosen for the OLPC
project. Dr. Matula’s research has been funded by numerous federal, state,
and corporate agencies.
Raymond Van Dyke
PARTNER AND PATENT ATTORNEY, Merchant & Gould, Alexandria, VA.
Univ. of N. Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D.
UNC. M.S. Computer Science
Raymond Van Dyke focuses his practice in
technology and intellectual property counseling, procurement, licensing,
and litigation in federal courts and the U.S. International Trade
Commission. He represents companies and universities in the biotechnology,
pharmaceutical, medical, chemical, software, financial services,
telecommunications, internet, voice over IP (VoIP), and digital industries,
both domestic and international, and in emerging areas, such as
bioinformatics, cheminformatics, genomics, pharmaco-genomics,
nanotechnology, proteomics, and computational analysis.
Dr. Shubha Ghosh
PROFESSOR OF LAW, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Ph. D. University of Michigan
Professor Ghosh teaches courses in the areas of
intellectual property, copyright, patent, trademark, international
intellectual property, antitrust and competition policy, business
associations, and law & economics. He holds a BA from Amherst College,
a PhD in Economics from The University of Michigan, and a JD from Stanford.
He clerked for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit,
the Department of Justice Antitrust Division, and the law firm of Baker
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