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Continuing the trend of recent years, this Term the Supreme Court is hearing a number of cases that will determine important intellectual property rights. Our experts discussed the pending cases, and what they might mean for IP rights and the economy going forward. On broader issues, is either court more consistently in favor of strong property rights protection? Is there an explanation for the perceived IP rights dissonance between the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit? As the Supreme Court’s overall docket continues to shrink, what explains the Court’s steadily high number of intellectual property cases?


  • Garrard R. Beeney, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • Matthew S. Hellman, Partner, Jenner & Block
  • Moderator: Prof. Dennis D. Crouch, Co-Director, Center for Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship, Associate Professor of Law, University of Missouri School of Law