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Ryan Holte, Assistant Professor of Law

Ryan Holte

Thomas Edition Innovation Fellow awarded from the George Mason University School of Law for research and writing in intellectual property law [2013 - 2014; 2014-2015]

Intellectual Property Empirical Research Roundtable, Chicago-Kent College of Law – Presentation of article regarding empirical patent research study plan [September 2014]

Summer Institute in Patent Law, Beaver Creek, CO - Presentation of article regarding patent assertion entities [July 2014]

30th Economics Institute for Law Professors, Steamboat Springs, CO - Two week invitation-only institute for twenty legal academics regarding microeconomics and law and economics [June 2014]

Patent Rights & Remedies Symposium, George Mason University School of Law - Invited to be a discussant at patent law research symposium [June 2014]

Patent Innovation and Software Technology, Cape Coral, FL - Invited to be a discussant at software patent research symposium [May 2014]

Current Patent Reform Legislation Before Congress - Presentation to SIU senior research faculty and local technology businesses regarding current patent reform legislation [April 2014]

PatCon4: The Annual Patent Conference, University of San Diego School of Law - Presentation of article regarding patent assertion entities [April 2014]

IP Scholars Roundtable, Drake University Law School – Presentation of article regarding patent assertion entities [March 2014]

Private Law Workshop, Washington University School of Law – Presentation of article regarding patent assertion entities [February 2014]

Litigation Attorney at the United States Federal Trade Commission

Associate in Intellectual Property Practice Group at the Jones Day Law Firm

Patent Prosecutor at the Finnegan Law Firm

Law Clerk to Judge Stanley F. Birch Jr. of the US Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit [August 2009 - August 2010]

Law Clerk to Judge Loren A. Smith of the US Court of Federal Claims [August 2008 - August 2009]

Mark Schultz, Associate Professor of Law

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Scholarly Publications & Policy Reports

Mark F. Schultz & Douglas C. Lippoldt, "Approaches to Protection of Undisclosed Information (Trade Secrets)",  OECD Trade Policy Paper No. 167 (OECD, January, 2014).

Douglas C. Lippoldt & Mark F. Schultz, "Uncovering Trade Secrets - An Empirical Assessment of Economic Implications of Protection for Undisclosed Data", OECD Trade Policy Paper No. 167 (OECD, August, 2014).

Douglas Lippoldt & Mark Schultz, "Trade Secrets, Innovation and the WTO", The E15 Initiative, (World Economic Foroum & ICTSD, August 2014) http://e15initiative.org/publications/trade-secrets-innovation-and-the-wto/#sthash.og4DpW5Z.dpuf

Speeches, Testimony & Presentations

January

Testimony on the Scope of Copyright, U.S. House of Representatives, Judiciary Committee, Intellectual Property Subcommittee, Washington, D.C., 2014

Roundtable on Patentable Subject Matter (Organized, co-chaired, and presented), Fenwick & West & the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, George Mason University,Mountain View, CA, January 2014

February

Edison Fellowship Meeting (Organized, co-chaired, and presented), Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, George Mason University, Captiva, FL, February 201

March

From Lab to Market, (Organized, co-chaired, and presented), Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation & Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, George Mason University, Washington, DC, February 2014

Global Trade Secret Law, Trans-Atlantic Business Council, Covington & Burling, Washington, DC, March 2014

May

Mark Twain Copyright Fellowship Meeting (Organized, co-chaired, and presented), Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, George Mason University, Scottsdale, AZ, May 2014

Patented Innovation in Software, Organized, co-chaired, and presented), Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, George Mason University, Cape Coral FL, May 2014

July

A Global Comparative Study of the Law and Economics of Trade Secrets, Summer Law Institute, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, George Mason University, Beaver Creek, CO, August 2014

August

Bridging the Innovation Gap, Hudson Institute - Takshashila Institution Conference, Bangalore, India, August 2014

A Global Comparative Study of the Law and Economics of Trade Secrets, IP Scholars Conference, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, August 2014

September

Presentation on Law and Economics of Trade Secret Law to official Chinese Delegation, U.S. China Intellectual Property Cooperation Program, US Patent & Trademark Office, September 2014

U.S. Senate Judiciary Staff Briefing on the Protect Trade Secrets Act, U.S. Senate, Washington, DC, September 2014

October

Aero and the Performance Clause, Michigan State University School of Law, Annual Law Review Symposium, October 2014

Intellectual Property and Liberty, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, George Mason University, Washington, DC, October 2014

Copyright's Republic (Organized, chaired, and presented), Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, George Mason University, Nashville, TN, October 2014

November

Edison Fellowship Meeting (Organized, co-chaired, and presented), Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, George Mason University, Scottsdale, AZ, November 2014

Copyright Reform, Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies, Annual Convention, Washington, D.C., November 2014

December

Global Trade Secret Law, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Trade Secret Summit, San Jose, CA, December 2014

DMCA Notice and Takedown  (Organized, co-chaired, and presented), Copyright Policy Network Meeting, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, George Mason University, Washington, DC, December 2014

Section 101 Working Group, Patent Policy Network Meeting, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, George Mason University, Washington, DC, December 2014

Op Eds and Blogging

Regular Contributor, Tech Policy Daily Blog, American Enterprise Institute.

Op-Ed, Bridging the Innovation Gap, The Hindu (November 5, 2014)

Why Copyright Still Matters to Today’s Tech Pros, Today’s Engineer (August 2014)

Media

US Trade Secrets Law, Bloomberg Businessweek (September 8, 2014)

Senate Trade Secrets Bill Discussed in Committee, Managing Intellectual Property (September 5, 2014)

NAB: Aereo Decision Means Copyright Theft Not Tolerated, Broadcasting & Cable (June 25, 2014)

Supreme Court clamps down on Internet video streaming services, Washington Times (June 26, 2014)

Quoted on ABC v. Aereo in Investor’s Business DailyTVTechnology,Yahoo FinanceMultichannel News, and ZDNet

Experts say Redskins can win case in U.S. District Court, The Washington Times (June 19, 2014)