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Arti K. Rai, Assistant Professor of Law, presented at the President’s Council on Bioethics meeting in June 2002. She also presented at the Biotechnology Industry Organization’s 2002 Conference in Toronto in June. In April, she was a presenter at the Department of Justice/ Federal Trade Commission Hearings on Patent System Reform. Also in April, she presented “Bayh-Dole and Stem Cell Research” at Emory University’s Sam Nunn Forum on Commercialization of the Academy. She presented in March at the Berkeley Center on Law and Technology Symposium on Patent System Reform. That same month, she served as the Distinguished Speaker in Law and Medicine at St. Louis University Law School. In November 2001, Rai presented “Bayh-Dole Reforms and the Progress of Biomedicine” at the Conference on the Public Domain, held at Duke University Law School. At the Federalist Society’s November 2001 National Convention, she served on a panel titled “Intellectual Property Rights: Advancing or Hindering Medical Breakthroughs?” She delivered a presentation at American University Law Review’s Human Genome Project conference in October 2001 and at the American Bar Association’s annual meeting the previous August. She presented “Restricting Embryonic Stem Cell Research to the Private Sector: Implications for Regenerative Medicine” at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. in June. In June 2001, Rai presented at “Law and Science and the Highly Effective Judge” at the Illinois Advanced Judicial Academy.

  • “Facts, Law, and Policy: An Allocation-of-Powers Approach to Patent System Reform” (In progress)
  • “Morality and the Patent System: The Case of Human Organism Patents” (In progress)
  • “Bayh-Dole Reform and the Progress of Biomedicine,” Law and Contemporary Problems, with Rebecca Eisenberg (2002) (Forthcoming)
  • “Comments on Health Care Fraud and Abuse,” Journal of Legal Studies (Forthcoming 2002)
  • “Specialized Trial Courts: Concentrating Expertise on Fact,” 17 Berkeley Technology Law Journal 258 (2002) (Forthcoming)
  • “Pharmacogenetic Interventions, Orphan Groups, and Distributive Justice: The Role of Cost-Benefit Analysis,” 19(2) Social Philosophy & Policy 246 (2002)
  • “Cumulative Innovation in the Biopharmaceutical Industry: The Role of Patents and Antitrust” in Symposium Issue: Beyond Microsoft: Antitrust, Technology, and Intellectual Property, 16 Berkeley Technology Law Journal 813 (2001)
  • “The Information Revolution Reaches Pharmaceuticals: Balancing Innovation Incentives, Cost, and Access in the Post-Genomics Era” in Symposium Issue: Intellectual Property Challenges in the Next Century, 2001 University of Illinois Law Review 173 (2001)
  • “Evolving Research Norms and the Public Domain: A Reply to Professor Kieff,” 95 Northwestern University Law Review 707 (2001)
  • “Addressing the Patent Gold Rush: The Role of Deference to PTO Patent Denials,” In Symposium Issue: Reengineering Patent Law: The Challenge of New Technologies, 2 Washington University Journal of Law & Policy 199 (2000)

Curtis Reitz, Algernon Sydney Biddle Professor of Law, (Profile Link) is an advisor for the American Law Institute’s project to revise the sentencing and corrections articles of the Model Penal Code. He and his son Kevin R. Reitz L’82, a professor of law at the University of Colorado, were co-reporters for an ABA Criminal Justice Standards project on Sentencing Standards in the early 1990s. He was elected a Life Member of the American Law Institute in December 2001. Together with Professor Charles W. Mooney, Jr. and Professor Steven Harris, Reitz has completed a new edition of Professor John Honnold’s classic casebook on Sales and Sales Financing. The Sales part, by Professor Reitz, expands the coverage of the UNCITRAL Convention on Contracts for International Sales of Goods.

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