Damien Geradin • Paul Goldstein • Geoffrey A. Manne • Henry Smith • R. Polk Wagner
Damien Geradin. Professor of Competition Law and Economics at Tilburg University in The Netherlands.
Geradin is the Director of the Global Competition Law Center (GCLC), a think tank devoted to analytical research in the area of competition law, which is based at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. His areas of research include antitrust, network industries (e.g., telecommunications, postal services, energy and transport), and economic regulation in general.
Geradin is also a partner in the Brussels office of the international law firm Howrey LLP, which specializes in antitrust, IP, and litigation. He is the co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Competition Law and Economics (Oxford University Press) and of the Journal of Network Industries (Intersentia). He has published more than 50 legal and economic papers in a variety of academic journals, including the Common Market Law Review, the European Law Review, the Journal of Competition Law and Economics, the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, the Columbia Journal of European Law, the Journal of World Trade, the Journal of International Economic Law, the European Foreign Affairs Review, and the Utilities Law Review. Damien Geradin's work has been quoted by the European Court of Justice, the US Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit), as well as in numerous regulatory proceedings.
Paul Goldstein. Lillick Professor of Law at Stanford Law School.
A globally recognized expert on intellectual property law, Goldstein is the author of an influential four-volume treatise on copyright law, Goldstein on Copyright, and a one-volume treatise on international copyright law, International Copyright: Principles, Law and Practice, as well as four leading casebooks on the subject. He is the author of two novels with intellectual property themes, Errors and Omissions and a A Patent Lie. He is also the author of two general interest non-fiction books, Copyright’s Highway: From Gutenberg to the Celestial Jukebox and the recently-published Intellectual Property: The Tough New Realities that Could Make or Break Your Business. He has served as chair of the U.S. Office of Technology Assessment Advisory Panel on Intellectual Property Rights in an Age of Electronics and Information, has been a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright, and Competition Law in Munich, Germany, and teaches regularly on the masters faculty of the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center.
Goldstein currently serves as of counsel at Morrison & Foerster in their intellectual property group. Before joining the Stanford Law School faculty in 1975, he was a professor of law at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law.
Geoffrey A. Manne. Executive Director of the International Center for Law & Economics and a Lecturer in Law at Lewis & Clark Law School
Manne was an Assistant Professor of Law at Lewis & Clark from 2003 to 2008. From 2006 to 2008 he took a leave of absence from the school to direct a law and economics academic outreach program at Microsoft, and was Director, Global Public Policy at LECG, an economic consulting firm, until founding the ICLE at the end of 2009. Prior to joining the Lewis & Clark faculty he practiced law at Latham & Watkins in Washington, DC, where he specialized in antitrust litigation and counseling. Before private practice Manne was a Bigelow Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School, an Olin Fellow at the University of Virginia School of Law and a law clerk to Judge Morris S. Arnold of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. While clerking he taught a seminar on Law & Literature at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Henry E. Smith. Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.
Smith teaches in the areas of property, intellectual property, natural resources, and taxation. After law school he clerked for the Hon. Ralph K. Winter, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and has taught at the Northwestern University School of Law. He has also been a visiting professor at the University of Chicago Law School, and was the Fred A. Johnston Professor of Property and Enivronmental Law at Yale Law School. In 2003 he was awarded a Berlin Prize Fellowship by the American Academy in Berlin. Professor Smith has written primarily on the law and economics of property and intellectual property, including Intellectual Property as Property: Delineating Entitlements in Information, Self-Help and the Nature of Property, Exclusion and Property Rules in the Law of Nuisance, and The Language of Property: Form, Context, and Audience. He holds an A.B. from Harvard, a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Stanford, and a J.D. from Yale.
R. Polk Wagner. Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.
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.