Robert Barr is Executive Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology at UC-Berkeley’s
Boalt Hall School of Law. Robert was previously the first Vice President of Intellectual Property and
Worldwide Patent Counsel for Cisco Systems. He started Cisco’s patent program in 1994 was
responsible for all patent prosecution, patent licensing and intellectual property litigation. Prior to
joining Cisco, Robert was a partner at Weil Gotshal and Manges, Brobeck Phleger and Harrison, and
Townsend and Townsend, where he specialized in patent strategy counseling for clients in the
computer, telecommunications, and semiconductor industries. Robert is a frequent speaker on
patent reform and testified twice at the Federal Trade Commission’s hearings on Competition and
Intellectual Property Law and Policy in the Knowledge-Based Economy. The Daily Journal named him
one of the top 25 intellectual property attorneys in California (2003) and one of the top 10 in-house
intellectual property lawyers in California (2004). He has taught at University of California Boalt Hall
School of Law and at Hastings College of Law where he was Adjunct Professor of Patent Law from
1994-1999. He has degrees in Electrical Engineering and Political Science from MIT and a JD from
Boston University School of Law.

Robert Blackburn is the founder and principal of He was previously Vice President &
Chief Patent Counsel of Chiron Corporation, where he built an IP department that grew to a $250-300
million per year business and a cumulative value in the billions of dollars. Bob was named by The
American Lawyer as one of the top forty-five in-house counsel under the age of forty-five. His career
has spanned the development of the biotech IP field and he has developed successful global IP
strategies for a wide range of technologies in the pharma, biotech and diagnostic fields. He has also
served as a Distinguished Scholar at the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, and a Lecturer at
U.C. Berkeley Law School. He is a co-author of the National Research Council’s recently released
report, “A Patent System for the 21st Century,” a past chairperson of the Intellectual Property Law
Committee of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), and a past board member of the
Biotechnology Institute. Bob received his J.D. from the American University, where he was Articles
Editor of the Law Review, and a B.S. in chemistry with honors from Case Western Reserve University.

Prof. F. Scott Kieff is a law professor at George Washington University Law School in Washington,
DC.  He is also a senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, where he directs the Project
on Commercializing Innovation, which studies the law, economics, and politics of innovation,
including entrepreneurship, corporate governance, banking, finance, economic development,
intellectual property, antitrust, and bankruptcy. Professor Kieff also serves as a faculty member of the
Munich Intellectual Property Law Center in Germany.  He was previously a law professor at
Washington University in St. Louis and has been a visiting professor at Northwestern, Chicago, and
Stanford law schools, as well as a faculty fellow in the Olin Program on Law and Economics at
Harvard.  Having practiced law for over six years as a trial lawyer and patent lawyer for firms in New
York and Chicago and as law clerk to U.S. Federal Circuit Judge Giles S. Rich, he regularly serves as
a testifying and consulting expert, mediator, and arbitrator to law firms, businesses, government
agencies and courts, and served for the first two years of the Federal Circuit’s Appellate Mediation

Prof. Robert P. Merges is Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Professor of Law and Technology at U.
C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall) School of Law. Rob also serves as Co-Director of the Berkeley Center for Law
and Technology, centerpiece of the top-rated intellectual property program among U.S. law schools.
He is the co-author of several leading casebooks on patent law and intellectual property, and has
written numerous articles on the economics of intellectual property, with a special focus on patent law
and policy. His recent research includes: theoretical work on the role of intellectual property rights in
facilitating firm specialization, new firm entry, and corporate spin-offs; historical research on episodes
of "patent abuse" and the response of U.S. industry to these issues; and empirical research on the
incidence and impact of software patents. He has testified numerous times on intellectual property
issues before the U.S. Congress and has worked with government agencies such as the Department
of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission on IP-related policy issues. He has also consulted for
leading law firms and companies. Rob received his B.S. from Carnegie-Mellon University, a J.D. from
Yale Law School, and LL.M. and JSD degrees from Columbia Law School.

Prof. Paul Milgrom is Shirley R. and Leonard W. Ely, Jr., Professor of Humanities and Social
Sciences and Professor of Economics at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. His
research has covered a wide range of economic topics including auction theory and design, pricing
strategies, market design, game theory, incentive theory, economics of organization, and economic
history. Paul co-designed the mechanism used by the FCC for its spectrum auctions, a model that
has been copied and adapted for dozens of auctions involving more than one hundred billion dollars
worldwide. He has led or supported auction design project teams in the United States, Mexico,
Canada, and Germany. Paul has published widely on auctions and related topics, and lectured as
part of the 1996 Nobel Prize week activities. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Economics and
Management Strategy, Games and Economic Behavior. His most recent book, Putting Auction Theory
to Work, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2004. He has also taught at the University
of California at Berkeley, Yale University, and Northwestern University. Paul received his A.B. in
Mathematics from the University of Michigan, M.S. in Statistics from Stanford University, and Ph.D. in
Business from Stanford University.

Steve Moffatt has had a long career with Applied Materials Corporation, from its early days as a small
enterprise to its current position as the largest semiconductor equipment manufacturer in the world.
Most recently, his responsibilities have included CTO, product business management, and new
products and materials in the front-end segment. Steve has worked closely with leading
semiconductor manufacturers on advanced integrated circuit engineering. He has also managed, as
CEO and COO, several JV’s, held board positions for companies in the USA and Europe and was
responsible for Applied Materials’ Ion Implant business for many years. This included leadership of
small and large teams in marketing, manufacturing, engineering, and technology. Steve has wide
commercial experience including sales, purchasing and M&A in Japan, China, Taiwan and Europe.
He has more than 15 patents and has published over 200 papers in various technology fields,
including lasers, semiconductors, lithography and thermal processing. He received his management
training at Shell Research and has consulted on a wide range of technologies. Steve received a PhD
in physics from St. Andrews University in Scotland, an MS in Opto-electronics and a BS in physics.
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