Cover Image

Not for Sale

View/Hide Left Panel


E.1 Summary overview of existing and proposed IPR regimes for databases

  • The status quo

  • Sui generis property rights model

  • Unfair competition/misappropriation model

Moderator: Harvey Perlman, Professor, College of Law, University of Nebraska

Speaker: Marybeth Peters, Register of Copyrights, Library of Congress


E.2 Summary of federal government information law and data policies

Speaker: Justin Hughes, Attorney, Patent and Trademark Office, Department of Commerce


F. Breakout sessions on the existing legal and technical situation


Individual breakout sessions

1) Government-sector data panel

Moderator: Shelton Alexander, Professor, Pennsylvania State University

Rapporteur: Suzanne Scotchmer, Professor, UC Berkeley


  • Barbara Ryanx, Associate Director of Operations, U.S. Geological Survey

  • James Ostell, Chief, Information Engineering Branch, National Center for Biotechnology Information, NLM/NIH

  • Richard Kayser, Chief, Physical and Chemical Properties Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology

  • Kenneth Hadeen, Director (retired), National Climatic Data Center

2) Not-for-profit-sector data panel

Moderator: Maureen Kelly, Vice President for Planning, BIOSIS

Rapporteur: Jerome Reichman, Professor, Vanderbilt University School of Law


  • James Brunt, Associate Director for Information Management, Long-Term Ecological Research Network Office, University of New Mexico

  • Chris Overton, Director, Center for Bioinformatics, University of Pennsylvania

  • James Lohr, Director, Information Industry Relations, Chemical Abstracts Service, American Chemical Society

  • David Fulker, Director, Unidata Program, UCAR

3) Commercial-sector data panel

Moderator: Robert Serafin, Director, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Rapporteur: Mark Stefik, Principal Scientist, Xerox PARC


  • Barry Glick, former President and CEO, GeoSystems Global Corp.

  • Myra Williams, President and CEO, Molecular Applications Group

  • Leslie Singer, President, ISI, Inc.

  • Robert Brammer, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, TASC



5:45 - 6:45

RECEPTION (in the main lobby of the Department of Commerce)

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
500 Fifth St. N.W. | Washington, D.C. 20001

Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
Terms of Use and Privacy Statement