Professor Amy Landers will be a featured presenter at the 2018 Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference at Berkeley Law on Aug. 9.
Landers will discuss “Patent Law: Proximate Cause.” The presentation will explore the fact that while proximate cause has centuries of precedent in other areas of law, it is an under-theorized and under-developed area in patent scholarship. Landers will offer a prescription for addressing this deficit by examining the doctrine and how it might be applied to facilitate patent law's purposes.
The director of the law school’s Intellectual Property Law program, Landers’ publications include “Understanding Patent Law,” now in its third edition, as well as articles that have appeared in publications including the University of Utah Law Review and Nebraska Law Review. Her 2015 article in Houston Law Review, “Patentable Subject Matter as a Policy Lever,” was recently cited in an opinion of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.