Event: LeadershIP 2016

March 18, 2016 | Washington, D.C

The LeadershIP conferences are a catalyst for a balanced and open discussion on current hotly-debated global issues at the intersection of intellectual property rights (IP) and antitrust policy.

LeadershIP 2016, hosted at the Newseum in Washington, D.C on March 18th, brought together a broad network of experts, thought leaders, and policymakers with diverse viewpoints and the common goal of engaging in an open-minded dialogue based on rigorous empirical research and analysis for informed policymaking.

LeadershIP 2016 explored the impact of IP on the global economy and examined the issues driving patent reform and the debate on IP and antitrust. The agenda included talks and panel discussions on the current state of IP policy concerning patent litigation trends, licensing practices in the industry, valuation of IPR, and the emergence of international antitrust.

Recordings of the keynote address and all panels from this year’s conference can be found in the LeadershIP Gallery below.

Event Details

Working Group on IP and Innovation Policy

Public attention is at an all-time high regarding the patent system, due to the increasing role of Intellectual Property (IP) in today’s innovation economy. The fundamental nature of the patent system is being questioned, including whether patents foster or hurt innovation, and whether further changes to the patent system are needed.

The Working Group on IP and Innovation Policy addresses these issues by encouraging rigorous empirical research and analysis for informed policy making.

“ The patent system has added the fuel of interest to the fire of genius, in the discovery of new and useful things. ”

Abraham Lincoln
  • Past Event: LeadershIP 2016

    March 18, 2016 | Washington, D.C

    The LeadershIP conferences are a catalyst for a balanced and open discussion on current hotly-debated global issues at the intersection of intellectual property rights (IP) and antitrust policy.

    LeadershIP 2016, hosted at the Newseum in Washington, D.C on March 18th, brought together a broad network of experts, thought leaders, and policymakers with diverse viewpoints and the common goal of engaging in an open-minded dialogue based on rigorous empirical research and analysis for informed policymaking.

    LeadershIP 2016 explored the impact of IP on the global economy and examined the issues driving patent reform and the debate on IP and antitrust. The agenda included talks and panel discussions on the current state of IP policy concerning patent litigation trends, licensing practices in the industry, valuation of IPR, and the emergence of international antitrust.

    Recordings of the keynote address and all panels from this year’s conference can be found in the LeadershIP Gallery below.

    Event Details
    8:30am - 9:00am

    Registration and Breakfast

    9:00am – 9:30am

    Welcome Remarks

    Keynote on U.S. International Trade and IPR Policy: Commonalities and Conflicts

    Stuart Eizenstat Senior Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP; former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union; former Chief White House Domestic Policy Adviser to President Carter; former U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce, U.S. Under Secretary of State and U.S. Deputy Secretary of Treasury in the Clinton Administration

    9:30am – 10:45am

    Panel on “IP Policy in Formation”

    Panelists:
    Earl "Eb" Bright Executive Vice President and General Counsel, ExploraMed Development, LLC
    Colleen Chien Associate Professor, Santa Clara University School of Law; former White House Senior Advisor, Intellectual Property & Innovation
    Steve Haber Professor of Political Science and History, Stanford University
    Jay Kesan Professor and Director, Program in Intellectual Property and Technology Law at University of Illinois School of Law
    Alan Marco Chief Economist, United States Patent and Trademark Office

    Moderator:
    Adam Mossoff Professor of Law and Co-Director, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, George Mason University School of Law

    10:45am – 11:00am

    Break

    11:00am – 12:15pm

    Panel on “IP Licensing and Valuation: Views From the Businesses and Courts”

    Jorge Contreras Associate Professor of Law, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah
    Jorge Padilla Senior Managing Director and Head, Compass Lexecon Europe
    Jonathan Putnam Founder, Competition Dynamics
    Eric Stasik Founder, Avvika AB; former Director of IPR and Licensing, Ericsson

    Moderator:
    Mark McCarty Partner, Alston & Bird

    12:15pm – 1:00pm

    Lunch

    1:00pm – 2:00pm

    General Counsel Roundtable 

    Don Rosenberg Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Qualcomm, Inc
    David Snively Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Monsanto Co.

    Moderator:
    David Kappos Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore and Former Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office 

    2:00pm – 3:15pm

    Panel on “Standard Setting Organizations and IPR Policies”

    Panelists:
    Suzanne Munck Deputy Director and Chief Counsel For Intellectual Property, Federal Trade Commission
    David Teece Professor of Global Business and Director Tusher Center for Management of Intellectual Capital, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
    Dirk Weiler Chairman of the Board and the IPR Special Committee, ETSI; Head of Standards Management, Nokia
    Joshua Wright Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law; former Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

    Moderator:
    Alden Abbott Rumpel Senior Legal Fellow and Deputy Director of the Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, The Heritage Foundation

    3:15pm – 3:30pm

    Break

    3:30pm – 4:45pm

    Panel on “Emergence of International Antitrust”

    Panelists:
    Honorable Douglas Ginsburg Senior Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
    Andrew Guzman Dean, Gould School of Law, University of Southern California
    Philip Lowe Senior Advisor, FTI Consulting; former DG of DG Competition and subsequently DG Energy
    Maureen Ohlhausen Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

    Moderator:
    Trevor Soames Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP

    4:45pm – 5:00pm

    Closing Remarks

    F. Scott Kieff Commissioner, International Trade Commission 

    LeadershIP 2016 Sponsors
    Speaker Bios

    Adam Mossoff

    Adam Mossoff

    Adam Mossoff

    Adam Mossoff is Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law, and is a Senior Scholar at the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property at George Mason, which he co-founded in 2012. He teaches patent law, trade secrets, trademark law, and property law, and he has published extensively on how patents and other IP rights are fundamental property rights that should be secured to their owners and commercialized in the free market. He has testified before the Senate and the House on patent legislation, and he has spoken at numerous congressional staff briefings and academic conferences on important issues in the patent policy debates, as well as at the PTO, the FTC, the DOJ, and the Smithsonian Institution.

    He has also published on hot-topic issues concerning patented innovation in the New York Times, Slate, Investor’s Business Daily, RCR Wireless, and in other media outlets. He is a member of the Public Policy Committee of the Licensing Executives Society, and an appointed member of the Amicus Committee of the AIPLA. He is also Vice Chairperson of the Intellectual Property Committee of the IEEE-USA. Professor Mossoff received his J.D. with Honors from the University of Chicago Law School, and he holds an M.A. in philosophy from Columbia University and a B.A. with High Distinction and High Honors in philosophy from the University of Michigan. He clerked for the Honorable Jacques L. Wiener, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

    David Teece

    David Teece

    David Teece

    David Teece is the Tusher Professor of Global Business at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley and Director of the Institute for Business Innovation. He received his BA and MComm (Hons1) at the University of Canterbury and his Ph.D. in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also Chairman of Berkeley Research Group, a global expert services and consulting firm which under Teece’s leadership grown in three years to over 600 employees and over 20 offices worldwide. Teece is the author of several of the most cited paper in business and economics.

    He has honorary doctorates from four universities outside the U.S. Dr. Teece was recognized by Accenture in 2002 as one of the top 50 Living Business Intellectuals. He has received best paper awards three times and in 2009 received the Best Book Award from Strategy and Business. For the last five years he has been working as co-editor (with Mie Augier) on the first ever Encyclopedia of Strategic Management to be recently published by Palgrave McMillan. In 2013 he has received the Sumatra Ghoshal Award for Rigour and Relevance in the Study of Management (from the London Business School) and the Eminent Scholar Award from the Academy of International Business and he received Royal Honours from Elizabeth II, Queen of England.

    Stephen Haber

    Stephen Haber

    Stephen Haber

    Stephen Haber is the A.A. and Jeanne Welch Milligan Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University.  In addition, he is Professor of Political Science, of History, and (by courtesy) of Economics at Stanford, as well as the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow of Stanford’s Hoover Institution and a Senior Fellow of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.

    Haber has spent his academic life investigating the conditions under which societies create economic and political systems that foster innovation, social mobility, and high standards of living.  He is the author or coauthor of five books, and the editor of five more.  He has also published numerous scholarly articles in a variety of disciplines, including economics, political science, history, and law.  Haber is the director of the Hoover Institution Working Group on Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Prosperity (Hoover IP2). 

    Joshua Wright

    Joshua Wright

    Joshua Wright

    Joshua D. Wright, a Professor at George Mason University School of Law, served as Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission from 2013 – 2015, following his nomination by President Obama and unanimous confirmation by the U.S. Senate.  Wright rejoined George Mason University as a full-time member of the faculty in Fall 2015, with a courtesy appointment in the Department of Economics, and is the Executive Director of the Global Antitrust Institute.  In addition to his current position at George Mason, Wright is Senior Of Counsel at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he is a member of its antitrust practice.

    Professor Wright is a leading scholar in antitrust law, economics, intellectual property, and consumer protection, and has published more than 80 articles and book chapters, co-authored a leading antitrust casebook, and edited several book volumes focusing on these issues.  Professor Wright's teaching and research interests include Antitrust, Law and Economics, the intersection of Intellectual Property and Antitrust, Regulation, Quantitative Methods, and Contracts.

    Wright previously served the Commission in the Bureau of Competition as its inaugural Scholar-in-Residence from 2007 to 2008, where he focused on enforcement matters and competition policy.  Wright’s return to the FTC as a Commissioner marked his fourth stint at the agency, after having served as an intern in both the Bureau of Economics and Bureau of Competition in 1997 and 1998, respectively.

    Wright received his J.D. from UCLA in 2002, his Ph.D. in economics from UCLA in 2003, and graduated with honors from the University of California, San Diego in 1998.  He is a member of the California Bar.

    Alden Abbott

    Alden Abbott

    Alden Abbott

    Alden F. Abbott became Rumpel Senior Legal Fellow and Deputy Director of the Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation in April 2014. He previously served as Director of Patent and Antitrust Strategy for BlackBerry, and in a variety of senior government positions, including director of antitrust policy for the Federal Trade Commission; Acting General Counsel of the Commerce Department; Chief Counsel for the National Telecommunications and Information Administration; and senior counsel in the Justice Department. Alden is also an Adjunct Professor at George Mason Law School, a member of the Leadership of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Section, and a Non-Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network. Alden was a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford University, in 2005, and a Wasserstein Fellow at Harvard Law School in 2003. He is active in the Federalist Society.

    Colleen Chien

    Colleen Chien

    Colleen Chien

    Professor Colleen Chien is nationally known for her research and publications surrounding domestic and international patent law and policy issues. She has testified before Congress, the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and the US Patent and Trademark Office on patent issues, and serves as a consultant to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where, from 2013-2015 she served as White House Senior Advisor, Intellectual Property and Innovation, working on a broad range of patent, copyright, technology transfer, open innovation, educational innovation, and other issues. She frequently lectures at national law conferences and has published several in-depth empirical studies of the patent system, including of patent-assertion entities (PAEs) (a term she coined), patent litigation, and the secondary market for patents. She is an expert on patent litigation at the International Trade Commission (ITC), a topic on which she has authored several articles and co-authors a practice guide.

    Prior to joining the Santa Clara University School of Law faculty in 2007, Professor Chien prosecuted patents at Fenwick & West LLP in San Francisco, as an associate and then Special Counsel. She has been a Fellow at the Stanford Center for Law and the Biosciences, and Visiting Senior Scholar at Berkeley Law’s Center for Law and Technology. She also did stints as a strategy consultant at Dean and Company, a spacecraft engineer at NASA/Jet Propulsion Lab, and an investigative journalist at the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (as a Fulbright Scholar). She lives in the east bay with her husband and their two sons.

    In 2013, Professor Chien was named the inagural Eric Yamamoto Emerging Scholar. She has also been named one of the 50 Most Influential People in Intellectual Property and one of Silicon Valley’s “Women of Influence,” and was a finalist to receive the ALI Young Scholars award.

    Douglas Ginsburg

    Douglas Ginsburg

    Douglas Ginsburg

    Senior Circuit Judge Douglas Ginsburg was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in 1986; he served as Chief Judge from 2001 to 2008.  After receiving his B.S. from Cornell University in 1970, and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 1973, he clerked for Judge Carl McGowan on the D.C. Circuit and Justice Thurgood Marshall on the United States Supreme Court.  Thereafter, Judge Ginsburg was a professor at the Harvard Law School, the Deputy Assistant and then Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, as well as the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Office of Management and Budget.  Concurrent with his service as a federal judge, Judge Ginsburg has taught at the University of Chicago Law School and the New York University School of Law.  Judge Ginsburg is currently a Professor of Law at the George Mason University School of Law, and a visiting professor at the University College London, Faculty of Laws.

    Judge Ginsburg is the Chairman of the International Advisory Board of the Global Antitrust Institute at the Law and Economics Center of George Mason University School of Law. He also serves on the Advisory Boards of: Competition Policy International; the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy; the Journal of Competition Law and Economics; the Journal of Law, Economics and Policy; the Supreme Court Economic Review; the University of Chicago Law Review; The New York University Journal of Law and Liberty; and, at University College London, both the Center for Law, Economics and Society and the Jevons Institute for Competition Law and Economics. 

    Andrew Guzman

    Andrew Guzman

    Andrew Guzman

    Andrew T. Guzman is Dean and Carl Mason Franklin Chair in Law, and Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law.

    An authority on international law and economics, Dean Guzman has written extensively on international trade, international regulatory matters, foreign direct investment and public international law. His recent work has addressed international tribunals, soft law, the safety of imported products, and climate change. His interdisciplinary research addresses problems across the range of public and private international law, including international regulatory cooperation, foreign investment, international trade, theories of international law and rational choice approaches.

    Dean Guzman is a member of the board of editors of six journals, including the Journal of International Economic Law. He has served as a member of the Academic Council of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration and as an international arbitrator. He is the author of Overheated: The Human Cost of Climate Change, How International Law Works and International Trade Law.

    Prior to joining USC Gould, he was the Jackson H. Ralston Professor of Law and associate dean of International and Advanced Programs at UC Berkeley, where he also served as director of the International and Executive Legal Education Program. He has taught as a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, the University of Chicago Law School, the University of Virginia Law School, Vanderbilt Law School, the University of Hamburg, and the National University Law School in Bangalore, India.

    He earned his J.D. and Ph.D. (economics) from Harvard University.

    Jay P. Kesan

    Jay P. Kesan

    Jay P. Kesan

    Jay P. Kesan, Ph.D., J.D., is Professor and H. Ross & Helen Workman Research Scholar and Director of the Program in Intellectual Property & Technology Law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. An author of several books and numerous articles in the area of law, technology and business, his academic interests and writings are in the area of patent law, cyber law, and law and information technology. He employs empirical methods to study issues in these areas, including computational methods. He received his J.D. summa cum laude from Georgetown University.

    He clerked for Judge Patrick Higginbotham in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and he worked as a patent attorney in the former firm of Pennie & Edmonds LLP. He is a registered patent attorney, and continues to be active in the area of patent litigation, and he has served as a Special Master in patent lawsuits. He also has a Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and he worked for several years as a research scientist at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in New York. For a more complete bio, please see http://www.jaykesan.com.

    Maureen Ohlhausen

    Maureen Ohlhausen

    Maureen Ohlhausen

    Maureen K. Ohlhausen was sworn in as a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission in April 4, 2012. Prior to joining the Commission, Ohlhausen was a partner at Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, where she focused on FTC issues, including competition law, privacy, and technology policy. Ohlhausen previously served at the Commission for over a decade, most recently as Director of the Office of Policy Planning, where she led the FTC's Internet Access Task Force. She was also an attorney advisor for former FTC Commissioner Orson Swindle, advising him on competition and consumer protection matters, and worked in the FTC General Counsel’s Office.

    Before coming to the FTC, Ohlhausen spent five years at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, serving as a law clerk for Judge David B. Sentelle and as a staff attorney. Ohlhausen graduated with distinction from George Mason University School of Law and with honors from the University of Virginia. Ohlhausen was on the adjunct faculty at George Mason University School of Law, where she taught privacy law and unfair trade practices. She served as a Senior Editor of the Antitrust Law Journal and a member of the American Bar Association Task Force on Competition and Public Policy. She has authored a variety of articles on competition law, privacy, and technology matters.

    Trevor Soames

    Trevor Soames

    Trevor Soames

    An experienced Brussels-based advocate, qualified as a barrister and solicitor advocate, with 30+ years experience of complex competition/regulatory cases covering the whole range of antitrust including mergers, monopolisation (dominance), state aid and cartel investigations. A significant element of his practice relates to the interface of intellectual property and antitrust.

    Recent cases include: (together with Miguel Rato) the Commission’s two current Qualcomm investigations into alleged predatory pricing and exclusivity payments and ICERA v Qualcomm in the English High Court ; Hanjin in the investigation of liner shipping pricing; representing the Legal Service of the European Commission in four appeals against the rejection of Article 102 complaints against De Beers Supplier of Choice distribution system for rough diamonds (Spira v Commission and BVGD v Commission; Samsung Electronics (together with Miguel Rato) in the European Commission’s investigation whether its applications for injunctive relief were an abuse of a dominant position; Nokia, defending against Article 102 complaints lodged by Google against Nokia and Microsoft, as well as one submitted by Sierra Wireless; Syniverse, advising on its acquisition of MACH, cleared by the European Commission in a Phase II investigation; Credit Suisse in the CHF LIBOR investigation and subsequent settlement, and another international bank in JPY LIBOR against whom the investigation was terminated, and involvement in the Euribor, FX, Precious Metals and SSA investigations; ICIG, the successful divestment purchaser in the Solvay/INEOS Inovyn JV merger review.

    His work has been regularly recognised by the legal directories and his leadership of the team that successfully concluded the European Commission’s 2005-2009 Article 102 Qualcomm investigation won the Legal Business Competition Team of the Year 2010.

    Eric Stasik

    Eric Stasik

    Eric Stasik

    Eric Stasik’s career in IP began in 1992 working as a patent engineer with Ericsson-GE Mobile communications working alongside some of the industry’s pioneers developing the first generation of digital mobile handsets. After a decade dealing with Ericsson’s IPR issues in various capacities, Eric started his own company in 2002 to offer patent licensing services in the wireless communications industry. His clients have included Nokia, KPN (the Dutch telecommunications operator), IPCom (which acquired numerous patents from Bosch), Vitelcom (a now defunct Spanish manufacturer of GSM and UMTS phones), Telia-Sonera (the largest telecoms operator in the Nordic region), OperaX AB (a Swedish developer of IP bandwith management systems), Samsung, Mobeon AB (a developer of voice-mail platforms), SE Banken (a major investor in telecommunications), Vringo, Inc. (which acquired patents from Nokia), NanoRadio AB (a developer of WiFi chipsets), Doro AB (a manufacturer of mobile handsets), Intellectual Ventures, Precise Biometrics (a developer of fingerprint recognition technology) and others.  He has hands on, round the table licensing experience and has been negotiating commercial patent license agreements in mobile telecommunications for more than twenty years.  He has also advised companies on selling and purchasing patents, which gives him an understanding of the many different ways to monetize IP rights in the wireless communications industry. 

    Stuart Eizenstat

    Stuart Eizenstat

    Stuart Eizenstat

    Stuart Eizenstat heads Covington’s International Practice.

    His previous career experience includes: Ambassador to the EU; Deputy Treasury Secretary; Under Secretary of State; Under Secretary of Commerce (1993-2001); Chief Domestic Policy Adviser to President Carter (1977-81). During the Clinton Administration, he negotiated the New Transatlantic Agenda; EU agreements regarding Helms-Burton Act and Iran-Libya Sanctions Act; Japan Port Agreement; Kyoto Protocol; eight honorary PhDs, awards from France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Israel, and US. Legal Times "Best International Trade Lawyer" (2007); book author and writer in leading papers.

    Mr. Eizenstat attended Harvard Law and University of North Carolina. He serves on Blackrock and  Ferro Globe Board.

    Dirk Weiler

    Dirk Weiler

    Dirk Weiler

    Dirk Weiler is Chairman of the ETSI Board and the ETSI IPR Special Committee, the ETSI representative to the European Commission's ICT Multi-Stakeholder Platform, Vice Chairman of the German BITKOM Working Group Standardization, member of the CEN-CENELEC-ETSI Joint Presidents' Group and a member of the DIN Presidential Committee FOCUS.ICT.

    He is Head of Standards Management & Horizontal in the Networks Business of Nokia, responsible for standardization policy, membership portfolio and environmental standardization. He regularly appears as speaker or moderator in conferences and events about technology, standardization and IPR topics.

    From 2010-2014 he was Chairman of the ETSI General Assembly. Since 2008 he is ETSI Board member and Chairman of the ETSI IPR Special Committee.

    From 2004 until 2006 he was Head of Network Technology, Mobile Network in the business unit Mobile Networks of Siemens Communications and Member of the OMA Board of Directors.

    From 2001 until 2004 he was Vice President Standards and Fora, responsible for all standardization, regulation and fora activities of Siemens Mobile Networks worldwide.

    Until 2001 he has held various management positions in the areas of development, research, intellectual property, standardization and marketing in Siemens. Since 1988 he has been working actively in standardization on technical as well as board level in ETSI, ITU, OMA and various other bodies.

    He joined Siemens in 1985, starting in the development of the Mobile Communication System C450, after his graduation in Physics from the University of Cologne and the Institute of Nuclear research in Jülich, Germany.

    Jonathan Putnam

    Jonathan Putnam

    Jonathan Putnam

    Jon Putnam founded Competition Dynamics as a platform for economic research and testimony at the intersection of antitrust, intellectual property and international trade. Dr. Putnam has been retained in more than 100 consulting engagements, and has testified more than 20 times, in patent, antitrust, copyright, trade secret, and contract actions, in federal, state, and bankruptcy courts, before the Federal Trade Commission and International Trade Commission, and in US and international arbitrations. From 2001 to 2005, Dr. Putnam held a professorship in the Law and Economics of Intellectual Property at the Centre for Innovation Law and Policy, University of Toronto. Dr. Putnam has also held academic appointments at the Boston University Graduate School of Management, Columbia University Schools of Law and Business, Vassar College, and Yale College.

    Jorge Padilla

    Jorge Padilla

    Jorge Padilla

    Dr. Jorge Padilla is senior managing director and head of Compass Lexecon Europe. He is a research fellow at the Centro de Estudios Monetariosy Financieros (CEMFI, Madrid) and teaches competition economics at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (BGSE). He has given expert testimony before the competition authorities and courts of several EU member states, as well as in cases before the European Commission. Dr. Padilla has submitted written testimony to the European General Court and the UK Competition Appeals Tribunal in cartel, merger control and abuse of dominance cases. He has also given expert testimony in various civil litigation (damages), international arbitration cases and competition cases in non-EU jurisdictions (Argentina, Chile, China, Colombia, India, Israel, Jamaica, South Africa and Turkey). Dr. Padilla has written numerous papers on competition policy and industrial organization.

    Jorge Contreras

    Jorge Contreras

    Jorge Contreras

    Jorge L. Contreras is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and a Senior Policy Fellow in the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property at American University Washington College of Law. He has written and spoken extensively on the institutional structures and policy implications of intellectual property, technical standardization and biomedical research.

    Professor Contreras serves as Co-Chair of the ABA Section of Science & Technology Law’s Technical Standardization Committee, a member of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) IPR Policy Committee, NIH’s Council of Councils and the Advisory Council of the National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS).

    He previously served as Co-Chair of the National Conference of Lawyers and Scientists (NCLS), a member of the National Academy of Science’s (NAS) Committee on IP Management in Standard-Setting Processes and a member of the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research (NACHGR).

    Professor Contreras edited the ABA’s Technical Standards Patent Policy Manual (2007) and is the editor of the forthcoming Cambridge Handbook of Technical Standardization Law (2 vols.). He has published more than fifty scholarly articles and chapters in a range of scientific, policy and legal publications including Science, Nature, Georgetown Law Journal (forthcoming), American University Law Review, Utah Law Review,  Telecommunications Policy, Standards Engineering, Jurimetrics, Arizona State Law Journal, Antitrust Law Journal, Berkeley Technology Law Journal, and Harvard Journal of Law and Technology.  He is the founding editor of SSRN’s Law, Policy and Economics of Technical Standards journal, and was the winner of the Standards Engineering Society’s (SES) 2011 and 2015 scholarly paper competitions.

    Prior to joining the University of Utah, Professor Contreras was an Associate Professor at American University Washington College of Law, where he won the Elizabeth Payne Cubberly Faculty Scholarship Award, and Acting Director of the Intellectual Property Program at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law.  He has also served as a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School. Before entering academia, Professor Contreras was a partner at the international law firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, where he practiced international corporate and intellectual property transactional law in Boston, London and Washington, DC.

    Professor Contreras holds degrees from Rice University (BA, BSEE) and Harvard Law School (JD) and served as a law clerk to Chief Justice Thomas R. Philips of the Texas Supreme Court.

    David Kappos

    David Kappos

    David Kappos

    David J. Kappos is a partner at Cravath. He is a leader in the field of intellectual property, including IP management and strategy, the development of global IP norms, laws and practices as well as commercialization and enforcement of innovation-based assets. From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Kappos served as Under Secretary of Commerce and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In that role, he advised the President, Secretary of Commerce and the Administration on IP policy matters. Mr. Kappos led the Agency in dramatically reengineering its entire management and operational systems and its engagement with the global innovation community.  He was instrumental in achieving the greatest legislative reform of the U.S. patent system in generations through passage and implementation of the 2011 Leahy-Smith America Invents Act. Prior to leading the USPTO, Mr. Kappos served as IBM’s chief intellectual property lawyer from 2003 to 2009. In that capacity, he managed all global IP activities for IBM. During his more than 25 years at IBM, he also served in a variety of other roles including litigation counsel and Asia Pacific IP counsel, where he led all aspects of IP protection, including licensing, transactions support and M&A activity for the Asia/Pacific region.

    Don Rosenberg

    Don Rosenberg

    Don Rosenberg

    Donald J. Rosenberg is executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Qualcomm Incorporated. Mr. Rosenberg reports directly to CEO Steve Mollenkopf and is a member of the company's Executive Committee. In his role as chief legal officer, he is responsible for overseeing Qualcomm's worldwide legal affairs including litigation, intellectual property and corporate matters. Qualcomm's Government Affairs, Internal Audit and Compliance organizations also report to him.

    Prior to joining Qualcomm, Mr. Rosenberg served as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Apple Inc. Prior to that, he was senior vice president and general counsel of IBM Corporation where he had also held numerous positions including vice president and assistant general counsel for litigation and counsel to IBM's mainframe division.

    Mr. Rosenberg has had extensive experience in corporate governance, compliance, law department management, litigation, securities regulation, intellectual property and competition issues. He has served as an adjunct professor of law at New York's Pace University School of Law, where he taught courses in intellectual property and antitrust law.

    Mr. Rosenberg is immediate past National Co-Chairman of the Board of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, where he continues to serve on the Board and the Executive Committee.  He is also a board member of NuVasive, Inc., the Corporate Directors Forum, La Jolla Playhouse and CONNECT. 

    Mr. Rosenberg received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and his juris doctor from St. John's University School of Law.

    David Snively

    David Snively

    David Snively

    David Snively is Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel for St. Louis-based Monsanto Company (NYSE MON), the world’s largest seed company and leader in agricultural biotechnology.  As a senior member of Monsanto’s international executive team he leads its legal and environmental, safety and health functions supporting the company’s effort to help farmers meet the challenges of producing more food, conserving precious natural resources and improving lives via sustainable agriculture.  Previously selected by Corporate Board Member Magazine as “America’s Top General Counsel” and in 2014 by The National Law Journal as among “America’s 50 Outstanding General Counsel,” he was recipient of the 2014 Burton Award, issued in association with the Library of Congress, for outstanding general counsel. Snively has played a leading global role at Monsanto on intellectual property, biotechnology strategy, antitrust, crisis-response and public policy issues. His leadership contributed to Financial Times recognizing Monsanto in a tie with Google as “2013’s Most Innovative Law Department,” Forbes listing the company among “The World’s Most Admired and Innovative Companies,”  and Managing IP Magazine honor of Monsanto in 2014 for “In House IP Department of the Year” and for “Milestone IP Case of the Year”.

    Trained as a trial lawyer with Barnes & Thornburg, at Monsanto he has directed many notable cases including the longest civil jury trial in U.S. history (3 ½ years), In re Agent Orange, a verdict for $1B in a patent trial win and the unanimous Supreme Court decision in Bowman upholding intellectual property concepts central to the licensing of the company’s technology.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Ball State University and a J.D. from Indiana University. 

    Additionally, he is chairman of Life Teen International, Inc. (a leading international movement in Catholic youth ministry).  He resides in St. Louis, Missouri with his wife Diane.  

    Earl "Eb" Bright

    Earl "Eb" Bright

    Earl "Eb" Bright

    Eb joined the ExploraMed Development company creator and incubator in December 2005. He has over 20 years of experience as a company founder, inventor, business advisor and patent attorney, including serving on the executive management teams of five start-up companies. Previously, Eb was Director of Intellectual Property West Coast Operations at Guidant Corporation where he directed a 9 member team involved in litigation and the strategic development of over 1300 patent and trademark applications related to the Vascular Intervention, Cardiac Surgery and Endovascular Solutions divisions as well as handling legal issues for Guidant Japan and the Compass Group, the unit responsible for Guidant’s venture capital and merger and acquisition activities.

    F. Scott Kieff

    F. Scott Kieff

    F. Scott Kieff

    F. Scott Kieff became a Commissioner of the U.S. International Trade Commission on October 18, 2013, after having been nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate. Before swearing in, Commissioner Kieff took a leave of absence from serving as Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC; and resigned from Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, where he was the Ray & Louise Knowles Senior Fellow and directed the Hoover Project on Commercializing Innovation. He previously taught at Washington University in Saint Louis, as a Professor in the School of Law with a secondary appointment in the School of Medicine’s Department of Neurological Surgery; and at the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center at Germany’s Max Planck Institute. He has been a visiting professor in the law schools at Northwestern, Chicago, and Stanford; and a faculty fellow in the Olin Program on Law and Economics at Harvard.

    Commissioner Kieff practiced law as a trial lawyer and patent lawyer for Pennie & Edmonds in New York and Jenner & Block in Chicago and as Law Clerk to U.S. Circuit Judge Giles S. Rich. He regularly served as a testifying and consulting expert, mediator, and arbitrator. He studied law at Penn and biology and economics at MIT. He was recognized as one of the nation’s “Top 50 under 45” by the magazine IP Law & Business in 2008, and was inducted as a Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts in 2012.

    Philip Lowe

    Philip Lowe

    Philip Lowe

    Sir Philip Lowe KCMG was born in Leeds in 1947. He read Politics, Philosophy and Economics at St John's College, Oxford and has an M.Sc. from London Business School. Following a period in manufacturing industry, he joined the European Commission in 1973, and held a range of senior posts as Chef de Cabinet and Director in the fields of regional development, agriculture, transport and administration, before becoming Director-General of the Development DG in 1997. From September 2002 he was Director-General of the Competition DG until he became Director-General of the Energy DG in February 2010. He retired from the European Commission on 1st January 2014. From then until January 2016, he served as a non-executive director of the UK Competition and Markets Authority. He is at present a senior adviser to FTI Consulting in London and Brussels. He is Chair of the Florence University Institute Competition Law Workshop and Vice-Chair of the World Energy Council’s Trilemma Project.

    Alan Marco

    Alan Marco

    Alan Marco

    Alan Marco is the Chief Economist at the US Patent and Trademark Office, where his research focuses policy-relevant topics in intellectual property. He is one of the leads on the development of PatentsView.org, a platform designed to democratize patent data and make it accessible and functional for a host of different types of users. He has published articles on the IP marketplace, uncertainty in intellectual property rights, patent valuation, and high-tech mergers. He has previously served as an expert advisor to the USPTO, and in tenured faculty positions at Vassar College and Washington & Lee University. Dr. Marco obtained his PhD in Economics from U.C. Berkeley.

    Mark McCarty

    Mark McCarty

    Mark McCarty

    Mark McCarty focuses his practice on complex commercial and antitrust litigation in the telecommunications and technology, sectors. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in important, worldwide strategic litigation—including litigation that involves the intersection between intellectual property law and competition law. In particular, Mark has been involved in a number of significant international arbitrations, district court cases, and International Trade Commission investigations that involve standards-essential patents (“SEP’s”), standards setting organization (“SSO”) disclosure requirements, and fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (“FRAND”) licensing commitments.  He has worked extensively with economists and other expert witnesses in the areas of defining the parameters of FRAND licensing commitments and valuing SEP portfolios. Mark regularly counsels clients on FRAND and SSO issues as well as the development of intellectual property rights disclosure and licensing policies for newly-formed SSO’s in emerging technology areas.

    Suzanne Munck

    Suzanne Munck

    Suzanne  Munck

    Suzanne Munck is Chief Counsel for Intellectual Property for the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and Deputy Director of its Office of Policy Planning. She joined the FTC in 2007 and frequently speaks about policy issues involving standard setting, patent assertion entities, and biologic drugs. Ms. Munck also has significant litigation experience managing intellectual property issues that arise during the FTC's enforcement efforts in the ICT and healthcare sectors. She has received the Commission’s Paul Rand Dixon and Janet D. Steiger awards. Before joining the FTC, Ms. Munck was an antitrust and IP litigator in Los Angeles. She received her BA in mathematics from Bryn Mawr College and her JD from the University of Minnesota Law School.

  • Past Event: LeadershIP 2015

    March 13, 2015 | Washington D.C.

    LeadershIP 2015 is a conference structured to act as a catalyst for meaningful debate and to trigger expanded research on certain hotly-debated intellectual property rights (IP) policy issues. The conference brings together a broad network of experts, thought leaders, and policy makers with diverse viewpoints with common goals of learning from their colleagues and connecting rigorous empirical research and analysis with the policy dialogue.

    This event comes at a critical time. There are questions around the fundamental nature of the patent system -- whether patents are protecting and fostering innovation, or whether they have begun to hurt innovation. The fast evolving technologies in the ICT industry have provided a backdrop for the public debate of a handful of issues, namely: whether there are too many patents, do patents create non-navigable “thickets”, do these thickets cause a “hold-up” problem for new innovators and implementers, do royalties that must be paid for multiple patented technologies in a single product sum together to form a harmful “royalty stack”, how should “reasonable” licensing terms and damages for patents be defined, etc. In many cases, these issues have been debated theoretically, with little or no empirical evidence from which to draw conclusions.

    LeadershIP 2015 is intended to take advantage of this timely opportunity to emphasize informed policy-making, and to examine the issues driving patent reform from an empirical perspective. The agenda includes talks and panel discussions on the current state of IP policy concerning patent litigation trends, the role of patent intermediaries, software patents, and standard essential patents in the research community, regulatory agencies, and the U.S. Congress.

    LeadershIP 2015 is sponsored by Alston & Bird LLP, Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP, Ericsson, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, Nokia Networks, Nokia Technologies, Qualcomm and Shearman & Sterling LLP.  Registration for the event is free of charge and open to anyone who would like to attend, space permitting.

    For more information about this event and to RSVP, please contact info [at] ipleadership.org.

    Event Details

    March 13, 2015 

    Time Details
    8:30 AM Breakfast & Registration
    8:45 AM – 9:00 AM

    Welcome address by Don Rosenberg Executive Vice President and
    General Counsel, Qualcomm

    9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Opening remarks and “The Great Patent Debate: Changing Horizons”

    David Kappos, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore and Former Director,
    United States Patent and Trademark Office
    9:30 AM – 10:45 AM Panel on “Patent Litigation Trends and Impacts of Potential Reforms”

    Panelists:
    Zorina Khan, Professor and Chair, Department of Economics, Bowdoin College
    Adam Mossoff, Professor of Law, George Mason University
    Daniel Spulber, Professor of International Business and Management Strategy, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
    Michael Meurer, Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law


    Moderator:
    Richard Taffet, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
    10:45 AM – 11:00 AM Break
    11:00 AM – 12:15PM

    Panel on “The Role of Patent Intermediaries in the Marketplace”

    Panelists:
    Stephen Haber, Professor of Political Science and History, Stanford University
    Jay P. Kesan, Professor and Director, Program in Intellectual Property and Technology Law, University of Illinois School of Law
    Maureen Ohlhausen, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
    Catherine Tucker, Professor of Management Science, MIT Sloan

    Moderator:
    John Haynes, Partner, Alston & Bird LLP

    12:15 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch
    1:30 PM – 2:45 PM Panel on “Intersection between IP & Antitrust, Standards & SEPs”

    Panelists:
    Joseph Kattan, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
    James F. Rill, Senior Counsel, Baker Botts LLP and
    Former Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division
    David Teece, Tusher Professor of Global Business at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley and Director of the Institute for Business Innovation
    Joshua Wright, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

    Moderator:
    Roger Brooks, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
    2:45 PM – 3:00 PM Break
    3:00 PM – 4:15 PM

    Roundtable on “International Landscape – The Future Coexistence of IP and Antitrust”

    Panelists:
    F. Scott Kieff, Commissioner, International Trade Commission 
    Renata Hesse, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal and Civil Operations, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division 
    Terrell McSweeny, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission 

    Moderator:
    Christine Varney, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore and Former U.S. Assistant
    Attorney General for Antitrust at Department of Justice, and Former Commissioner at Federal Trade Commission

     

    4:15 PM – 4:45 PM Closing Remarks on “The current state of affairs in patent policy,
    upcoming challenges, and the role of empirical analyses in policy making”

    Hon. Judge Paul Michel, Former Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Cocktail Hour
    LeadershIP 2015 Sponsors
    Speaker Bios

    Roger Brooks

    Roger Brooks

    Roger Brooks

    Roger G. Brooks is a partner in the Litigation Department of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. His practice covers a wide range of courtroom litigation for technologically intensive companies, including disputes concerning patents, licensing, trade secrets and technology related antitrust claims. Mr. Brooks has successfully defended the world’s preeminent cellular technology company, Qualcomm Inc., against patent claims directed against GPS functionality in cellular phones and in a licensing dispute against Nokia that resulted in a multibillion-dollar settlement payment to Qualcomm. He recently secured a trial victory for Mylan Inc. in a Paragraph IV pharmaceutical patent infringement case against Teva and won a separate appeal before the Federal Circuit concerning the validity of pharmaceutical composition patents. Mr. Brooks also secured a successful settlement of patent infringement litigation on behalf of Alarm.com Incorporated concerning interactive home security systems.    

    Mr. Brooks has published extensively on Standards-Setting Organizations and FRAND licensing, including “SSO Rules, Standardization, and SEP Licensing: Economic Questions from the Trenches,” in the Journal of Competition Law and Economics (2013) and a co-authored chapter, “Taking Contracts Seriously: The Meaning of the Voluntary Commitment to License Essential Patents on ‘Fair and Reasonable’ Terms,” in Intellectual Property and Competition Law: New Frontiers, published by Oxford University Press. Mr. Brooks has been recognized by Chambers USA and Benchmark Litigation as one of the leading practitioners in the intellectual property arena and by The Legal 500 for his work in trade secrets and patent litigation matters.

    Stephen Haber

    Stephen Haber

    Stephen Haber

    Stephen Haber is the A.A. and Jeanne Welch Milligan Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University.  In addition, he is Professor of Political Science, of History, and (by courtesy) of Economics at Stanford, as well as the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow of Stanford’s Hoover Institution and a Senior Fellow of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.

    Haber has spent his academic life investigating the conditions under which societies create economic and political systems that foster innovation, social mobility, and high standards of living.  He is the author or coauthor of five books, and the editor of five more.  He has also published numerous scholarly articles in a variety of disciplines, including economics, political science, history, and law.  Haber is the director of the Hoover Institution Working Group on Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Prosperity (Hoover IP2). 

    John Haynes

    John Haynes

    John Haynes

    John Haynes is partner in the Atlanta office of Alston & Bird LLP who counsels clients in all aspect of intellectual property law. His practice focuses on patent litigation involving complex technology in the fields of telecommunications, wireless devices, electronics, computer software and networking. Mr. Haynes has tried over a dozen patent cases in the International Trade Commission, and has litigated patent cases in district and appellant courts throughout the country. He has extensive experience litigating patent cases involving standard essential patents subject to RAND or FRAND obligations both in the International Trade Commission and in district courts.

    Mr. Haynes has been recognized by Best Lawyers Magazine as one of the Best Lawyers in America for intellectual property in 2014 and 2015 and as a “Rising Star” by Georgia Super Lawyers from 2009-13. Mr. Haynes received his juris doctor from Columbia University School of Law and a degree in electrical engineering from Florida State University. He is also registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

    Renata Hesse

    Renata Hesse

    Renata Hesse

    Renata B. Hesse is Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. From November 16, 2012, until the confirmation of Assistant Attorney General Bill Baer, Ms. Hesse served as Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division. She rejoined the Antitrust Division in March of 2012, having previously been a Staff Attorney in the Merger Task Force and the Transportation, Energy & Agriculture Section and Chief of the Networks & Technology Enforcement Section. Ms. Hesse received the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award in 2005. Before returning to the Division, Ms. Hesse served as Senior Counsel to the Chairman for Transactions at the Federal Communications Commission, where she oversaw the Commission’s investigation of AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T‐Mobile.

    Prior to joining the Commission, Ms. Hesse was a partner in the Washington, DC office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati from 2006 to 2011. Ms. Hesse has been recognized in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers (2007‐2011), The International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists (2009‐2011), and was named a 2010 Washington, DC “Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics magazine.

    David Kappos

    David Kappos

    David Kappos

    David J. Kappos is a partner at Cravath. He is a leader in the field of intellectual property, including IP management and strategy, the development of global IP norms, laws and practices as well as commercialization and enforcement of innovation-based assets. From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Kappos served as Under Secretary of Commerce and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In that role, he advised the President, Secretary of Commerce and the Administration on IP policy matters. Mr. Kappos led the Agency in dramatically reengineering its entire management and operational systems and its engagement with the global innovation community.  He was instrumental in achieving the greatest legislative reform of the U.S. patent system in generations through passage and implementation of the 2011 Leahy-Smith America Invents Act. Prior to leading the USPTO, Mr. Kappos served as IBM’s chief intellectual property lawyer from 2003 to 2009. In that capacity, he managed all global IP activities for IBM. During his more than 25 years at IBM, he also served in a variety of other roles including litigation counsel and Asia Pacific IP counsel, where he led all aspects of IP protection, including licensing, transactions support and M&A activity for the Asia/Pacific region.

    Joseph Kattan

    Joseph Kattan

    Joseph Kattan

    Joseph Kattan is a partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Washington office. His practice focuses on antitrust litigation, counseling, and enforcement agency matters. Mr. Kattan has shepherded numerous mergers and acquisitions in through the antitrust review process. Clients represented in major M&A matters include Intel (McAfee, Wind River, Numonyx, Chips & Technologies, DEC), Applied Materials (Varian, Semitool, Brooks, Baccini), Seagate (Maxtor), Sony Music (BMG), Conexant (GlobespanVirata), Cadence Design Systems (Denali, Verisity, Simplex, Plato), Schlumberger (Baker Hughes), PeopleSoft (JD Edwards), and Computer Sciences (Computer Associates). Mr. Kattan has broad experience in high-technology and intellectual property antitrust. He has represented clients in IP antitrust litigations and investigations, including standard-setting matters. In the patent antitrust field, he represented Intel in litigations against the Federal Trade Commission, VIA Technologies, and Intergraph; Unocal in litigation against the FTC; and Sony in litigations involving patent pooling. He also represented Intel in litigations involving its business practices brought by the FTC, European Commission, New York Attorney General, and AMD.

    Mr. Kattan has testified at many government-sponsored hearings on antitrust policy, including the joint DOJ-FTC hearings on single firm conduct, DOJ-FTC hearings on intellectual property and antitrust, DOJ-FTC merger enforcement workshops, DOJ-FTC most favored nation workshop, FTC’s global competition hearings, FTC’s joint venture policy hearings, and FTC’s “FTC at 100” hearings. Mr. Kattan has also advised foreign competition authorities on antitrust policy. Before entering private practice, Mr. Kattan headed the Office of Policy and Evaluation in the FTC’s Bureau of Competition.

    Jay P. Kesan

    Jay P. Kesan

    Jay P. Kesan

    Jay P. Kesan, Ph.D., J.D., is Professor and H. Ross & Helen Workman Research Scholar and Director of the Program in Intellectual Property & Technology Law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. An author of several books and numerous articles in the area of law, technology and business, his academic interests and writings are in the area of patent law, cyber law, and law and information technology. He employs empirical methods to study issues in these areas, including computational methods. He received his J.D. summa cum laude from Georgetown University.

    He clerked for Judge Patrick Higginbotham in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and he worked as a patent attorney in the former firm of Pennie & Edmonds LLP. He is a registered patent attorney, and continues to be active in the area of patent litigation, and he has served as a Special Master in patent lawsuits. He also has a Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and he worked for several years as a research scientist at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in New York. For a more complete bio, please see http://www.jaykesan.com.

    Zorina Khan

    Zorina Khan

    Zorina Khan

    Zorina Khan is a W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellow and Arch W. Shaw Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University (2014-2015). She is Professor of Economics at Bowdoin College, and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). She received her PhD in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she studied as a Fulbright Scholar. She has been a visiting professor at the NYU Law School, the UC Berkeley Law School, UCLA Law School, Harvard University, UCLA Economics & Business Program, and the Institute for Advanced Studies at the Australian National University. Professor Khan’s book, The Democratization of Invention: Patents and Copyrights in American Economic Development, 1790-1920, was awarded the Alice Hanson Jones Biennial Prize for an outstanding work in North American economic history.

    Other honors include the Leonardo da Vinci Fellowship, Kenan Fellowship, and Lemelson Senior Fellowship. She was the recipient of the Griliches Fellowship, which the NBER grants once every two years to an empirical economist. Current research projects examine institutional differences and outcomes in patents relative to technological prizes in Europe and the United States.

    F. Scott Kieff

    F. Scott Kieff

    F. Scott Kieff

    F. Scott Kieff became a Commissioner of the U.S. International Trade Commission on October 18, 2013, after having been nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate. Before swearing in, Commissioner Kieff took a leave of absence from serving as Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC; and resigned from Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, where he was the Ray & Louise Knowles Senior Fellow and directed the Hoover Project on Commercializing Innovation. He previously taught at Washington University in Saint Louis, as a Professor in the School of Law with a secondary appointment in the School of Medicine’s Department of Neurological Surgery; and at the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center at Germany’s Max Planck Institute. He has been a visiting professor in the law schools at Northwestern, Chicago, and Stanford; and a faculty fellow in the Olin Program on Law and Economics at Harvard.

    Commissioner Kieff practiced law as a trial lawyer and patent lawyer for Pennie & Edmonds in New York and Jenner & Block in Chicago and as Law Clerk to U.S. Circuit Judge Giles S. Rich. He regularly served as a testifying and consulting expert, mediator, and arbitrator. He studied law at Penn and biology and economics at MIT. He was recognized as one of the nation’s “Top 50 under 45” by the magazine IP Law & Business in 2008, and was inducted as a Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts in 2012.

    Terrell McSweeny

    Terrell McSweeny

    Terrell McSweeny

    Terrell McSweeny was sworn in as a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission on April 28, 2014, to a term that expires on September 25, 2017. Prior to joining the Commission, McSweeny served as Chief Counsel for Competition Policy and Intergovernmental Relations for the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division. She joined the Antitrust Division after serving as Deputy Assistant to the President and Domestic Policy Advisor to the Vice President from January 2009 until February 2012; advising President Obama and Vice President Biden on policy in a variety of areas, including health care, innovation, intellectual property, energy, education, women’s rights, criminal justice and domestic violence.

    McSweeny’s government service also includes her work as Senator Joe Biden’s Deputy Chief of Staff and Policy Director in the U.S. Senate, where she managed domestic and economic policy development and legislative initiatives; and as Counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee, where she worked on issues such as criminal justice, innovation, women’s rights, domestic violence, judicial nominations, immigration and civil rights. She also worked as an attorney at O’Melveny & Myers LLP. McSweeny is a graduate of Harvard University and Georgetown University Law School.

    Judge Paul R. Michel (Ret.)

    Judge Paul R. Michel (Ret.)

    Judge Paul R. Michel (Ret.)

    Judge Michel served for more than 22 years on the Federal Circuit, retiring on May 31, 2010. From December 25, 2004 until his retirement, he also discharged the duties of Chief Judge of this national court, serving simultaneously on the U.S. Judicial Conference -- the Judiciary's governing body -- and by appointment of the Chief Justice on its seven-judge Executive Committee. He judged several thousand appeals and authored more than 800 opinions, one third concerning intellectual property law. Intellectual Asset Management magazine inducted him into its Hall of Fame and he was designated one of the 50 most influential leaders in intellectual property law in the world. His contributions were also recognized by lifetime achievement and similar awards by the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA); Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation (IPO); the American Bar Association's Intellectual Property Section; Managing Intellectual Property magazine; the Sedona Conference; the Patent and Trademark Office Society (PTOS); the New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Associations; and the William C. Connor, the Giles S. Rich, and the Richard Linn Intellectual Property American Inns of Court. In 2010 the Los Angeles IP Inn was renamed in his honor as the Paul R. Michel IP Inn. Judge Michel received the Jefferson Medal, the Eli Whitney Award, and the Katz-Kiley Prize as well as Honorary Doctor of Law degrees from the Catholic University of America and the John Marshall Law School. He is a lifetime Member of Honore of FICPI, the international association of private practitioners of intellectual property law. Williams College granted him the Kellogg Award for "outstanding leadership in law and public service."

    Judge Michel has written numerous articles on patent law and advocacy, taught related courses and master classes at George Washington University, the University of Akron, and John Marshall law schools, serving as well on their IP advisory boards and on counterpart boards at the universities of California (Berkley), Washington, and Maryland. He co-authored a casebook, Patent Litigation and Strategy (West, 1999) and an August 2010 editorial in the New York Times on strengthening the patent system to promote prosperity and create new jobs. A frequent speaker at conferences and law schools during his judicial tenure and since, he retired from a lifetime appointment to be free to speak out on the national need for better patent policy and protection of intellectual property and the vital, unmet resource needs of the courts, the PTO, the International Trade Commission, and other IP-related agencies. He was appointed Distinguished Scholar in Residence by IPO, following his retirement. Judge Michel also consults for law firms and their clients in intellectual property litigations, conducting moot courts, mock trials, case evaluations, editing briefs, advising on strategy and providing mediation and arbitration services.

    Adam Mossoff

    Adam Mossoff

    Adam Mossoff

    Adam Mossoff is Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law, and is a Senior Scholar at the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property at George Mason, which he co-founded in 2012. He teaches patent law, trade secrets, trademark law, and property law, and he has published extensively on how patents and other IP rights are fundamental property rights that should be secured to their owners and commercialized in the free market. He has testified before the Senate and the House on patent legislation, and he has spoken at numerous congressional staff briefings and academic conferences on important issues in the patent policy debates, as well as at the PTO, the FTC, the DOJ, and the Smithsonian Institution.

    He has also published on hot-topic issues concerning patented innovation in the New York Times, Slate, Investor’s Business Daily, RCR Wireless, and in other media outlets. He is a member of the Public Policy Committee of the Licensing Executives Society, and an appointed member of the Amicus Committee of the AIPLA. He is also Vice Chairperson of the Intellectual Property Committee of the IEEE-USA. Professor Mossoff received his J.D. with Honors from the University of Chicago Law School, and he holds an M.A. in philosophy from Columbia University and a B.A. with High Distinction and High Honors in philosophy from the University of Michigan. He clerked for the Honorable Jacques L. Wiener, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

    Maureen Ohlhausen

    Maureen Ohlhausen

    Maureen Ohlhausen

    Maureen K. Ohlhausen was sworn in as a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission in April 4, 2012. Prior to joining the Commission, Ohlhausen was a partner at Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, where she focused on FTC issues, including competition law, privacy, and technology policy. Ohlhausen previously served at the Commission for over a decade, most recently as Director of the Office of Policy Planning, where she led the FTC's Internet Access Task Force. She was also an attorney advisor for former FTC Commissioner Orson Swindle, advising him on competition and consumer protection matters, and worked in the FTC General Counsel’s Office.

    Before coming to the FTC, Ohlhausen spent five years at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, serving as a law clerk for Judge David B. Sentelle and as a staff attorney. Ohlhausen graduated with distinction from George Mason University School of Law and with honors from the University of Virginia. Ohlhausen was on the adjunct faculty at George Mason University School of Law, where she taught privacy law and unfair trade practices. She served as a Senior Editor of the Antitrust Law Journal and a member of the American Bar Association Task Force on Competition and Public Policy. She has authored a variety of articles on competition law, privacy, and technology matters.

    James F. Rill

    James F. Rill

    James F. Rill

    James F. Rill is a Senior Counsel at Baker Botts LLP. He is actively engaged in representation of firms involved in merger and unilateral conduct activities before U.S. and foreign antitrust agencies. Mr. Rill served as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the U.S. DOJ Antitrust Division and as Chair of the ABA's Section of Antitrust Law. During his tenure as Assistant Attorney General, he negotiated the U.S.-European Union Antitrust Cooperation Agreement of 1991 and issued the first joint FTC and DOJ Horizontal Merger Guidelines in 1992. In 1997, Mr. Rill was appointed by Attorney General Janet Reno and Assistant Attorney General Joel Klein as Co-Chair of the Justice Department’s International Competition Policy Advisory Committee, with a mandate to recommend future international antitrust policy initiatives. The recommendations in the Committee’s February 2000 report are being pursued in the U.S. and overseas.

    Mr. Rill was Chairman of the BIAC representation to the OECD Competition Committee from 2005-2007 and Vice-Chairman from 1993-2005. He was Vice-Chairman of the Competition Committee of the United States Council for International Business from 1993-2014. Mr. Rill currently serves on the ABA Section of Antitrust Law International Task Force. He was honored in 2011 by the Global Competition Review and the ABA Section of Antitrust Law with their Lifetime Achievement Awards. In 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice presented Mr. Rill with the John Sherman Award.

    Don Rosenberg

    Don Rosenberg

    Don Rosenberg

    Donald J. Rosenberg is executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Qualcomm Incorporated. Mr. Rosenberg reports directly to CEO Steve Mollenkopf and is a member of the company's Executive Committee. In his role as chief legal officer, he is responsible for overseeing Qualcomm's worldwide legal affairs including litigation, intellectual property and corporate matters. Qualcomm's Government Affairs, Internal Audit and Compliance organizations also report to him.

    Prior to joining Qualcomm, Mr. Rosenberg served as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Apple Inc. Prior to that, he was senior vice president and general counsel of IBM Corporation where he had also held numerous positions including vice president and assistant general counsel for litigation and counsel to IBM's mainframe division.

    Mr. Rosenberg has had extensive experience in corporate governance, compliance, law department management, litigation, securities regulation, intellectual property and competition issues. He has served as an adjunct professor of law at New York's Pace University School of Law, where he taught courses in intellectual property and antitrust law.

    Mr. Rosenberg is immediate past National Co-Chairman of the Board of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, where he continues to serve on the Board and the Executive Committee.  He is also a board member of NuVasive, Inc., the Corporate Directors Forum, La Jolla Playhouse and CONNECT. 

    Mr. Rosenberg received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and his juris doctor from St. John's University School of Law.

    Daniel F. Spulber

    Daniel F. Spulber

    Daniel F. Spulber

    Daniel F. Spulber is the Elinor Hobbs Distinguished Professor of International Business and Professor of Strategy at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, where he has taught since 1990. He is also Professor of Law at the Northwestern University Law School (Courtesy). Spulber is the research director for the Searle Center on Law, Regulation and Economic Growth. He served as the founding director of Kellogg’s International Business & Markets Program. Spulber is the founding editor of the Journal of Economics & Management Strategy published by Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. Spulber is the author of 13 books including The Innovative Entrepreneur, 2014, Cambridge University Press. His research is in the areas of innovation economics, entrepreneurship, international economics, industrial organization, microeconomic theory, management strategy, and law.

    Richard Taffet

    Richard Taffet

    Richard Taffet

    Richard Taffet is a senior member of Morgan Lewis’ antitrust, intellectual property and litigation groups. He is a recognized thought leader on issues involving the intersection of antitrust, intellectual property law and standard setting, and has represented standard setting organizations and clients participating in standard setting activities for over 30 years. Richard has been involved in the development of SSO patent and IPR policies, represented parties in connection with government investigations and litigation proceedings involving standards-related patent and antitrust matters, and provided counseling regarding competitive and IPR issues in development of specific standards.

    Richard is a frequent speaker on intellectual property and antitrust issues and is a contributor to publications on these subjects. Noted in Chambers USA for his work at the intersection of IP and antitrust matters, clients value Richard’s “excellent strategic views and his ability to always think one step ahead.”

    David Teece

    David Teece

    David Teece

    David Teece is the Tusher Professor of Global Business at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley and Director of the Institute for Business Innovation. He received his BA and MComm (Hons1) at the University of Canterbury and his Ph.D. in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also Chairman of Berkeley Research Group, a global expert services and consulting firm which under Teece’s leadership grown in three years to over 600 employees and over 20 offices worldwide. Teece is the author of several of the most cited paper in business and economics.

    He has honorary doctorates from four universities outside the U.S. Dr. Teece was recognized by Accenture in 2002 as one of the top 50 Living Business Intellectuals. He has received best paper awards three times and in 2009 received the Best Book Award from Strategy and Business. For the last five years he has been working as co-editor (with Mie Augier) on the first ever Encyclopedia of Strategic Management to be recently published by Palgrave McMillan. In 2013 he has received the Sumatra Ghoshal Award for Rigour and Relevance in the Study of Management (from the London Business School) and the Eminent Scholar Award from the Academy of International Business and he received Royal Honours from Elizabeth II, Queen of England.

    Catherine Tucker

    Catherine Tucker

    Catherine Tucker

    Catherine Tucker is the Mark Hyman Jr. Career Development Professor and Associate Professor of Management Science at MIT Sloan. Her research interests lie in how technology allows firms to use digital data to improve their operations and marketing and in the challenges this poses for regulations designed to promote innovation. She has particular expertise in online advertising, digital health, social media, and electronic privacy. Generally, most of her research lies in the interface between Marketing, Economics and Law. She has received an NSF CAREER award for her work on digital privacy and a Garfield Award for her work on electronic medical records. She has testified before Congress on privacy regulation, as well as presenting her research on privacy to the FCC, FTC and OECD. In addition to her work on privacy and digital data, she has also written extensively on how the online and technology environment changes and challenges intellectual property regimes in the sphere of patent assertion entities, trademarks used as search terms, and copyright issues for online aggregators. Her more practitioner-oriented research in marketing tackles the challenge of how to design online advertising campaigns which do not appear intrusive to the viewer, and have the potential to be spread virally.

    Dr. Tucker is Associate Editor at Management Science, Co-Editor at Quantitative Marketing and Economics and Co-Editor of the recent NBER volume on the Economics of Digitization. She is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She teaches MIT Sloan's MBA Elective on `Pricing' and the Executive MBA course `Marketing Management for the Senior Executive'. She also teaches in various specialized executive education programs on entrepreneurship, creating thriving platforms ecosystems and innovation. She has received the Jamieson Prize for Excellence in Teaching as well as being voted `Teacher of the Year' at MIT Sloan. She holds a PhD in economics from Stanford University, and a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University.

    Christine A. Varney

    Christine A. Varney

    Christine A. Varney

    Christine A. Varney is a partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and chairs the Firm’s Antitrust practice. She is widely recognized as one of the leading antitrust lawyers in the United States in both private practice and in government service and is the only person to have served as both the U.S. Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust and Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission. Ms. Varney formulates global antitrust strategy for clients in connection with joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and other business transactions, including advising on business conduct or potential investments to ensure compliance with antitrust laws, securing antitrust regulatory approvals, and handling investigations into anticompetitive behavior. Her clients span diverse industries, including transportation, telecommunications, cable, technology, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and financial services.

    As Assistant Attorney General, Ms. Varney oversaw all operations of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, including merger review, criminal and civil litigation and investigations and coordination with competition regulators outside the United States. Prior to becoming FTC Commissioner, she served as Assistant to the President and Secretary to the Cabinet in the Clinton Administration. Ms. Varney has been recognized as a leader in antitrust law by numerous professional publications, including Chambers USA, The Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation, The Best Lawyers in America and the Ethisphere Institute. She was named “Lawyer of the Year” by Global Competition Review and was recognized by The National Law Journal as one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America and one of 50 Governance, Risk & Compliance Trailblazers & Pioneers.

    Joshua Wright

    Joshua Wright

    Joshua Wright

    Joshua D. Wright was sworn in as a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission on January 11, 2013, to a term that expires in September 2019. Prior to joining the Commission, Wright was a professor at George Mason University School of Law and held a courtesy appointment in the Department of Economics. Wright is a leading scholar in antitrust law, economics, and consumer protection and has published more than 60 articles and book chapters, co-authored a leading casebook, and edited several book volumes focusing on these issues. Wright also served as Co-Editor of the Supreme Court Economic Review and a Senior Editor of the Antitrust Law Journal. Wright previously served the Commission in the Bureau of Competition as its inaugural Scholar-in-Residence from 2007 to 2008, where he focused on enforcement matters and competition policy.

    Wright’s return to the Commission marks his fourth stint at the agency, after having served as an intern in both the Bureau of Economics and Bureau of Competition in 1997 and 1998, respectively. Wright received his J.D. from UCLA in 2002, his Ph.D. in economics from UCLA in 2003, and graduated with honors from the University of California, San Diego in 1998. He is a member of the California Bar. Before his tenure at George Mason University School of Law, Wright clerked for Judge James V. Selna of the United States District Court for the Central District of California and taught at the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Public Policy. Wright was born and raised in San Diego, California.

  • Past Event: LeadershIP 2014

    March 20, 2014 to March 21, 2014 | San Diego, California

    LeadershIP 2014 brings together a network of thought leaders and influencers engaged in the ongoing IP policy debate. The program includes talks on the current state of the IP policy concerning standards and patents in the research community, regulatory agencies, and the U.S. Congress. Panel discussions among subject-matter experts will argue both sides of the debate on firm, factual footing. The policy discussions directly impact businesses and innovation, so the program will also include participation from industry stakeholders and keynote speakers from Qualcomm Incorporated executive leadership. Based on the evidence and discussion that will take place during the conference, the concluding panel will suggest future avenues for IP-focused research and policymaking.

    Event Details

    March 20, 2014

    Time Details
    8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast & Registration
    9:00 AM – 9:45 AM Welcome address by the hosts

    Opening remarks and  “The IP Policy Debate in the High-Tech World”
    Don Rosenberg, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Qualcomm
    9:45 AM – 11:00 AM Panel on “Patent Hold-up or Hold-out?: Theory and Evidence”

    Introduction By:
    James Flynn, Queen’s Counsel, Brick Court Chambers

    Panelists:
    Scott Kieff, Commissioner at International Trade Commission; Professor of Law, George Washington University (on leave)
    Stephen Haber, Professor of Political Science and History, Stanford University
    Nicolas Petit, Professor of Law, Université de Liège

    Moderator:
    Keith Mallinson, Founder, WiseHarbor
    11:00 AM – 11:15 AM Break
    11:15 AM – 12:00 PM “Innovation Economics: A New Paradigm”

    Daniel Spulber, Professor of International Business and Management Strategy,
    Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
    12:00 PM – 1: 00 PM Lunch
    1:00 PM – 1:45 PM Keynote Address: “The Qualcomm Story”

    Dr. Irwin Jacobs, Co-Founder and Former Chairman, Qualcomm
    1:45 PM – 3:00 PM Panel on “Historical Perspectives: Cyclical Debates & Emerging Technologies”

    Introduction By:
    David Kappos, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore and Former Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office

    Panelists:
    Zorina Khan, Professor and Chair, Department of Economics, Bowdoin College
    Adam Mossoff, Professor of Law, George Mason University
    Ron Katznelson, President, Bi-Level Technologies

    Moderator:
    David Michael, Senior Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group
    3:00 PM – 3:15 PM Break
    3:15 PM – 3:45 PM Overview of “Qualcomm’s Business: Licensing, Products, and R&D”

    Derek Aberle, President, Qualcomm
    3:45 PM – 5:00 PM Panel on “Standard Setting, Licensing and FRAND”

    Introduction By:
    Richard Taffet, Partner, Bingham and McCutchen

    Panelists:
    Jorge Padilla, Head, Compass Lexecon Europe
    Gregory Sidak, Founder, Criterion Economics
    Prof. Yong Huang, Professor, School of Law, University of International and Business Economics

    Moderator:
    Damien Geradin, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
    5:00 PM – 5:05 PM Closing Remarks

    Don Rosenberg, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Qualcomm
    5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Qualcomm Museum Tour and Guest Reception

    March 21, 2014

    Time Details
    8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast
    8:30 AM – 8:35 AM Welcome Remarks

    Don Rosenberg, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Qualcomm
    8:35 AM – 9:00 AM “Antitrust and IP: Access to Justice”
    Sir Robin Jacob, Professor, Faculty of Laws, University College London
     
    9:00 AM – 10:15 AM Roundtable discussion on “Antitrust and IP”

    Panelists:
    Christine Varney, Partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, Former U.S. Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust at Department of Justice, and Former Commissioner at Federal Trade Commission
    Cal Goldman, Partner at Goodmans LLP, Former Commissioner of the Canadian Competition Bureau
    Deanna Tanner Okun, Partner, Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg, LLLP, Former Commissioner at International Trade Commission
    Bruce H. Kobayashi, Professor of Law, George Mason University

    Moderator:
    Trevor Soames, Partner, Shearman and Sterling LLP
    10:15 AM – 10:30 AM Break
    10:30 AM – 11:45 AM Panel on “Valuation of Patent Rights: Royalty Rates and Base”

    Introduction By:
    David Nelson, Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

    Panelists:
    Anne Layne-Farrar, Vice President, Charles River Associates
    Gregory Leonard, Senior Vice President, Edgeworth Economics
    Jonathan Putnam, Founder and Principal, Competition Dynamics

    Moderator:
    Gary Bornstein, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore
    11:45 AM – 12:15 PM Policy Update: What’s happening on the Hill

    Laurie Self, Vice President & Counsel, Government Affairs, Qualcomm
    Brian Pomper, Executive Director, Innovation Alliance
    12:15 PM - 12:30 PM Closing Remarks

    Don Rosenberg, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Qualcomm
    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch
    1:30 PM Conference Adjourn
    Speaker Bios

    Derek Aberle

    Derek Aberle

    Derek Aberle

    Derek Aberle serves as President of Qualcomm Incorporated and is responsible for the oversight for all business divisions across the organization, as well as the Company’s global market development and marketing groups. Aberle is also responsible for formulating and driving key strategies for diversifying and growing the Company in both Qualcomm’s core businesses, as well as new business opportunities. He also serves as a member of Qualcomm’s executive committee, helping to drive Qualcomm’s overall global strategy. Prior to his current role, Aberle served as executive vice president of Qualcomm Incorporated, and group president, as well as president of Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL). He was responsible for overseeing Qualcomm’s technology and IP licensing business as well as Qualcomm’s earlier stage businesses such as its wireless health, platform, display and wireless charging businesses.

    Gary Bornstein

    Gary Bornstein

    Gary Bornstein

    Gary A. Bornstein is a partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. His practice covers a wide range of high-stakes commercial litigation, including antitrust actions before regulatory agencies and in court. Mr. Bornstein also frequently represents companies and their directors and officers in M&A-related litigation and other shareholder and corporate governance disputes. He is often called on for antitrust, fiduciary duty and other transaction-related advice. Among his significant antitrust matters in the past year, Mr. Bornstein tried a five-week antitrust trial for a major financial institution in federal court in New York in 2013 (and is eagerly awaiting the court’s decision). Mr. Bornstein is currently representing a major technology company in antitrust investigations around the world, including in Europe, Korea and China. Mr. Bornstein also regularly provides antitrust advice to a major investment bank, including with respect to its efforts to comply with aspects of Dodd-Frank regarding derivatives trading.

    James Flynn

    James Flynn

    James Flynn

    James Flynn QC is a barrister (trial advocate) practicing from Brick Court Chambers in London and Brussels, specializing in European Union and competition law. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2003. His extensive experience covers all aspects of competition law, including antitrust, abuse of dominance, joint ventures and mergers, market investigations and criminal law aspects. He has a particular interest in the interaction of antitrust and intellectual property and has been retained in several important cases in that field, raising issues of FRAND licensing of SEPs, injunctions and reverse settlements in patent litigation. At Brick Court Chambers, his practice is both advisory and representational, before courts at all levels in England and Wales, including the Competition Appeal Tribunal, and the European Court of Justice as well as General Court in Luxembourg. He also appears before the European Commission, Competition Commission, Office of Fair Trading and other regulatory bodies and has acted as both arbitrator and counsel in commercial/competition law arbitrations.

    Damien Geradin

    Damien Geradin

    Damien Geradin

    Professor Damien Geradin is a partner in the Brussels office of Covington  & Brussels, where he practices EU competition law with a particular focus on innovative industries (high-tech, life sciences). His practice focuses on complex contentious cases for which he handles Commission investigations, as well appeals against Commission decisions before the General Court and the Court of Justice of the EU. Over the years, Damien has been involved in major abuse of dominance cases. In addition to being a practicing lawyer, Damien is also a professor of competition law & economics at Tilburg University and a professor of law at George Mason University School of Law. Over the years, he has also held several visiting professorships at Columbia Law School, Harvard Law School, UCLA School of Law and the University of Michigan Law School. Damien is the co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Competition Law & Economics. He is the author, co-author and editor of 18 books, including recently Global Antitrust Law & Economics and EU Competition Law & Economics, and author or co-author of more than 80 law review articles.

    Cal Goldman

    Cal Goldman

    Cal Goldman

    Cal Goldman is a partner at Goodmans LLP and co-head of the firm’s Competition, Antitrust and Foreign Investment Group. His practice covers all aspects of Canadian competition law, with a particular emphasis on Canadian and international mergers, abuse of dominance, cartels, civil reviewable matters and counseling on trade practices. He also has extensive experience advising on foreign investment matters under the Investment Canada Act.

    Cal is the former head of the Competition Bureau in the Canadian government. He also has served as special counsel for the attorney general of Canada in two Competition Act proceedings, including two cases that were heard by the Supreme Court of Canada. Cal is co-chair of the Foreign Investment and Antitrust Interface Task Force of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law. He also serves as co-chair of the ICC Task Force on the International Competition Network.

    Kirti Gupta

    Kirti Gupta

    Kirti Gupta

    Dr. Kirti Gupta is a director of Economic Strategy at Qualcomm, where she serves as an in-house economist, specializing on issues related to Intellectual Property (IP) policy, strategy and valuation. Prior to this, she spent a decade as a practicing wireless systems design engineer working on research & development of third-and fourth-generation (3G and 4G) wireless cellular systems and standards. She is a co-inventor of nine granted U.S. patents and several pending patent applications in the field of wireless communications.

    Stephen Haber

    Stephen Haber

    Stephen Haber

    Stephen Haber is the A.A. and Jeanne Welch Milligan Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University.  In addition, he is Professor of Political Science, of History, and (by courtesy) of Economics at Stanford, as well as the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow of Stanford’s Hoover Institution and a Senior Fellow of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.

    Haber has spent his academic life investigating the conditions under which societies create economic and political systems that foster innovation, social mobility, and high standards of living.  He is the author or coauthor of five books, and the editor of five more.  He has also published numerous scholarly articles in a variety of disciplines, including economics, political science, history, and law.  Haber is the director of the Hoover Institution Working Group on Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Prosperity (Hoover IP2). 

    Yong Huang

    Yong Huang

    Yong Huang

    Professor Yong Huang is director of the Competition Law Centre of the University of International Business & Economics (UIBE) and a law professor. Currently he is also appointed vice chair of the Expert Advisory Board of the State Council Anti-monopoly Commission. His specialty is competition law, for which he has published articles, papers and books on this subject extensively in Chinese and English. He has served as a member of the Advisory Board for the State Council, as well as an advisory expert for the Legal Committee of the National People’s Congress, until the law was enacted. Professor Huang has been entrusted by a variety of Chinese government agencies, legislative bodies and international organizations to conduct research projects in relation to competition law issues, used in both political and legislative initiatives.

    Sir Robin Jacob

    Sir Robin Jacob

    Sir Robin Jacob

    The Rt Hon. Sir Robin Jacob is Hugh Laddie Professor of Intellectual Property Law and director of the Institute of Brand and Innovation Law, University College London. He practiced at the Intellectual Property Bar from 1967. From 1976 to 1981 he was the junior counsel for the Comptroller of Patents and for government departments in intellectual property. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1981. He was appointed to the Bench in 1993 and from the outset was a designated patent judge. From 1997 to 2001 he was supervising Chancery judge for Birmingham, Bristol and Cardiff. He was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal in October 2003. He formally retired from the Court of Appeal in May 2011 to take up his current appointment. He continues to sit from time to time in Court of Appeal. He also acts as an arbitrator, mediator and expert witness on English or European law and is a member of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre Panel of Arbitrators. He is also appointed as an expert in relation to Top Level Domain name disputes handled by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

    Irwin Jacobs

    Irwin Jacobs

    Irwin Jacobs

    Irwin Mark Jacobs is founding chairman and CEO emeritus of Qualcomm, a company he co-founded in 1985. As CEO through 2005 and chairman through 2009, he led the growth from startup to Fortune 500 Company, now with over 30,000 employees worldwide. Qualcomm pioneered the CDMA wireless technology used by all third-generation cellular networks to deliver broadband Internet access to over 2.2 billion customers, and is the leader in supplying fourth-generation technology. Through continuing innovation, Qualcomm has become the world’s largest semiconductor supplier for mobile devices. Dr. Jacobs has chaired the Board of Trustees of the Salk Institute since 2006, was chair of the National Academy of Engineering from 2008 to 2012, has served on the advisory board of the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management since 1999 and currently serves on the Cornell NYC Tech steering committee, the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) Innovation and Entrepreneurship Board of Advisors and the Suu Foundation Board of Directors (Myanmar). Prior to his industry work, Dr. Jacobs was a professor at MIT. He holds 14 CDMA patents, has been awarded seven honorary doctorates, including from Technion and Tel Aviv University, and is the recipient of numerous industry, education and business awards.

    David Kappos

    David Kappos

    David Kappos

    David J. Kappos is a partner at Cravath. He is a leader in the field of intellectual property, including IP management and strategy, the development of global IP norms, laws and practices as well as commercialization and enforcement of innovation-based assets. From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Kappos served as Under Secretary of Commerce and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In that role, he advised the President, Secretary of Commerce and the Administration on IP policy matters. Mr. Kappos led the Agency in dramatically reengineering its entire management and operational systems and its engagement with the global innovation community.  He was instrumental in achieving the greatest legislative reform of the U.S. patent system in generations through passage and implementation of the 2011 Leahy-Smith America Invents Act. Prior to leading the USPTO, Mr. Kappos served as IBM’s chief intellectual property lawyer from 2003 to 2009. In that capacity, he managed all global IP activities for IBM. During his more than 25 years at IBM, he also served in a variety of other roles including litigation counsel and Asia Pacific IP counsel, where he led all aspects of IP protection, including licensing, transactions support and M&A activity for the Asia/Pacific region.

    Ron Katznelson

    Ron Katznelson

    Ron Katznelson

    Dr. Katznelson is a technology entrepreneur, named inventor on 23 U.S. patents and an independent scholar of the patent system. He is the founder and president of Bi-Level Technologies, an image and signal-processing technology company in Encinitas, CA. Prior to that, from 1990 to 2005, he was with Broadband Innovations, a San Diego digital RF technology company he founded, where he served as chief technology officer and chairman. From 1983 to 1989, Dr. Katznelson was with the VideoCipher Division of Linkabit Corp., later acquired by General Instrument Corp. (GIC), where he served as director, New Technology Development. At GIC, he directed R&D in the areas of Advanced Television Systems and managed the Division’s intellectual property portfolio, patent litigation matters and representation in industry groups and standards bodies. From 1982 to 1985, Dr. Katznelson was a professor of electrical engineering at the University of California, San Diego. He is a member of the IEEE-USA Intellectual Property Committee, the CONNECT Public Policy Committee, the National Small Business Association’s Economic Development Committee and the San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association.

    Zorina Khan

    Zorina Khan

    Zorina Khan

    Zorina Khan is a W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellow and Arch W. Shaw Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University (2014-2015). She is Professor of Economics at Bowdoin College, and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). She received her PhD in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she studied as a Fulbright Scholar. She has been a visiting professor at the NYU Law School, the UC Berkeley Law School, UCLA Law School, Harvard University, UCLA Economics & Business Program, and the Institute for Advanced Studies at the Australian National University. Professor Khan’s book, The Democratization of Invention: Patents and Copyrights in American Economic Development, 1790-1920, was awarded the Alice Hanson Jones Biennial Prize for an outstanding work in North American economic history.

    Other honors include the Leonardo da Vinci Fellowship, Kenan Fellowship, and Lemelson Senior Fellowship. She was the recipient of the Griliches Fellowship, which the NBER grants once every two years to an empirical economist. Current research projects examine institutional differences and outcomes in patents relative to technological prizes in Europe and the United States.

    F. Scott Kieff

    F. Scott Kieff

    F. Scott Kieff

    F. Scott Kieff became a Commissioner of the U.S. International Trade Commission on October 18, 2013, after having been nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate. Before swearing in, Commissioner Kieff took a leave of absence from serving as Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC; and resigned from Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, where he was the Ray & Louise Knowles Senior Fellow and directed the Hoover Project on Commercializing Innovation. He previously taught at Washington University in Saint Louis, as a Professor in the School of Law with a secondary appointment in the School of Medicine’s Department of Neurological Surgery; and at the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center at Germany’s Max Planck Institute. He has been a visiting professor in the law schools at Northwestern, Chicago, and Stanford; and a faculty fellow in the Olin Program on Law and Economics at Harvard.

    Commissioner Kieff practiced law as a trial lawyer and patent lawyer for Pennie & Edmonds in New York and Jenner & Block in Chicago and as Law Clerk to U.S. Circuit Judge Giles S. Rich. He regularly served as a testifying and consulting expert, mediator, and arbitrator. He studied law at Penn and biology and economics at MIT. He was recognized as one of the nation’s “Top 50 under 45” by the magazine IP Law & Business in 2008, and was inducted as a Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts in 2012.

    Bruce Kobayashi

    Bruce Kobayashi

    Bruce Kobayashi

    Bruce H. Kobayashi is a professor of law at George Mason University School of Law, where he has been a faculty member since 1992. Professor Kobayashi’s teaching and research interests are in the application of economics to law. He has written articles examining the law and economics of intellectual property, antitrust law and regulation, litigation and procedure, evidence, uniform laws and federalism. Professor Kobayashi has previously served as a senior economist in the Division of Economic Policy Analysis of the Federal Trade Commission, as a senior research associate at the United States Sentencing Commission and as an economist for the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He also has served as a contributing editor for the Supreme Court Economic Review, as a member of the advisory board for the BNA Patent, Copyright & Trademark Journal, as a lecturer in the Law and Economics Center’s Antitrust Institute for Federal Judges and Economics Institute for Law Professors, as the chair of the executive board of the AALS Section on Antitrust and Economic Regulation and as the associate dean for Academic Affairs at GMU.

    Anne Layne-Farrar

    Anne Layne-Farrar

    Anne Layne-Farrar

    Dr. Anne Layne-Farrar is a vice president in the Antitrust & Competition Economics Practice of CRA. She specializes in antitrust and intellectual property matters, especially where the two issues are combined. She advises clients on competition, intellectual property, regulation and policy issues across a broad range of industries with a particular focus on high-tech and has worked with some of the largest information technology, communications, and pharmaceuticals companies in the world. Dr. Layne-Farrar’s advisory work for industry leading clients has included analyzing reasonable licensing, including FRAND; analyzing patent portfolios for licensing negotiations; assessing economic incentives and firm behavior within standard setting organizations; reviewing the competitive implications of licensing; calculating damages; and conducting empirical cost-benefit research, including for payment instruments in the U.S., for legislative proposals covering credit and debit cards, labor unions, television ratings, software security and e-commerce.

    Gregory K. Leonard

    Gregory K. Leonard

    Gregory K. Leonard

    Gregory K. Leonard is an economist and partner at Edgeworth Economics. Over the course of his career, he has published over 60 papers in the areas of antitrust, industrial organization, econometrics, intellectual property, class certification and labor economics. Dr. Leonard is a senior editor of the Antitrust Law Journal and has served as a referee for numerous economics journals. Dr. Leonard has testified before federal and state courts, the Federal Trade Commission, the Antitrust Modernization Commission and the International Trade Commission and made invited presentations at the FTC, the United States Department of Justice, the Ministry of Commerce of the PRC, the Supreme People’s Court of the PRC and the Japan Fair Trade Commission. His work has been cited by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Uniloc) and the Federal Trade Commission (Evolving IP Marketplace).

    Keith Mallinson

    Keith Mallinson

    Keith Mallinson

    Keith Mallinson is founder of WiseHarbor, providing expert commercial consultancy since 2006 to technology and services businesses, as well as multilateral organizations including the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), in the IT and telecommunications sector. Mallinson has 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry as a research analyst, commercial consultant and testifying expert witness. Complementing his industry focus, he has broad professional skills in technologies, market    analysis, regulation, economics and finance. He has published numerous reports and speaks publicly at industry events, such as the leading Mobile World Congress and CTIA trade shows, on a wide variety of topics related to mobile communications. He led Yankee Group’s global Wireless/ Mobile research and consulting team as executive vice president, based in Boston, from 2000 to 2006. From 1995 until then, as managing director based in London, he had overall responsibility for the firm’s European division.

    David Michael

    David Michael

    David Michael

    David Michael is a senior partner and managing director of The Boston Consulting Group in San Francisco. He was based in Beijing from 2002-2012 and Hong Kong from 1996-2002, and has worked across Asia. He leads BCG’s Globalization Practice Area, which orchestrates the firm’s emerging markets solutions. Mr. Michael has served many global companies and clients on issues of strategy, organization and IP issues in emerging markets, in sectors including high tech, medtech and energy.

    Mr. Michael is co-author of the book The $10 Trillion Prize; Captivating the Newly Affluent of China and India, published by Harvard Business School Press. He is also the author of the article “What the West Doesn’t Get About China” in the June 2011 Harvard Business Review. From 2004-2009, Mr. Michael served as the only China-based foreigner on the Strategy Advisory Board of China Mobile Communications Corporation, the world’s largest mobile operator and one of China’s largest state-owned companies.

    Adam Mossoff

    Adam Mossoff

    Adam Mossoff

    Adam Mossoff is Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law, and is a Senior Scholar at the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property at George Mason, which he co-founded in 2012. He teaches patent law, trade secrets, trademark law, and property law, and he has published extensively on how patents and other IP rights are fundamental property rights that should be secured to their owners and commercialized in the free market. He has testified before the Senate and the House on patent legislation, and he has spoken at numerous congressional staff briefings and academic conferences on important issues in the patent policy debates, as well as at the PTO, the FTC, the DOJ, and the Smithsonian Institution.

    He has also published on hot-topic issues concerning patented innovation in the New York Times, Slate, Investor’s Business Daily, RCR Wireless, and in other media outlets. He is a member of the Public Policy Committee of the Licensing Executives Society, and an appointed member of the Amicus Committee of the AIPLA. He is also Vice Chairperson of the Intellectual Property Committee of the IEEE-USA. Professor Mossoff received his J.D. with Honors from the University of Chicago Law School, and he holds an M.A. in philosophy from Columbia University and a B.A. with High Distinction and High Honors in philosophy from the University of Michigan. He clerked for the Honorable Jacques L. Wiener, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

    David Nelson

    David Nelson

    David Nelson

    David A. Nelson specializes in patent infringement litigation at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP. He has a degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and has applied his technical training to patent litigation matters involving such technologies as computer systems architecture, enterprise software, microprocessor design, semiconductor fabrication, Internet infrastructure, telecommunications, computer networking and computer graphics. He has led over 100 patent litigation matters, has tried well over 20 jury cases and another dozen bench trials. Over the past several years, Mr. Nelson has litigated numerous patent actions in the Eastern District of Texas, the District of Delaware, the Northern District of California and the International Trade Commission.

    Jorge Padilla

    Jorge Padilla

    Jorge Padilla

    Dr. Jorge Padilla is senior managing director and head of Compass Lexecon Europe. He is a research fellow at the Centro de Estudios Monetariosy Financieros (CEMFI, Madrid) and teaches competition economics at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (BGSE). He has given expert testimony before the competition authorities and courts of several EU member states, as well as in cases before the European Commission. Dr. Padilla has submitted written testimony to the European General Court and the UK Competition Appeals Tribunal in cartel, merger control and abuse of dominance cases. He has also given expert testimony in various civil litigation (damages), international arbitration cases and competition cases in non-EU jurisdictions (Argentina, Chile, China, Colombia, India, Israel, Jamaica, South Africa and Turkey). Dr. Padilla has written numerous papers on competition policy and industrial organization.

    Nicolas Petit

    Nicolas Petit

    Nicolas Petit

    Nicolas Petit is a professor at the Law School of the University of Liege (ULg) Belgium and a visiting professor at EDHEC Business School, France.
He is the co-director of the Liege Competition and Innovation Institute, (LCII), an interdisciplinary research institute on competition and innovation and the director of the LL.M. program in EU Competition and Intellectual Property Law. He was formerly an associate with a leading U.S. law firm
in Brussels.

    Previously, he served as a clerk at the Commercial Chamber of the French Supreme Court. Nicolas Petit is the co-author of EU Competition Law and Economics (Oxford University Press, 2012) and the author of Droit européen de la concurrence (Domat Montchrestien, 2013), a monograph that was awarded the prize for the best law book of the year at the Constitutional Court in France. In 2005 he was a member of Harvard Law School’s Visiting Researchers Program.

    Brian Pomper

    Brian Pomper

    Brian Pomper

    Brian A. Pomper offers public policy, political and strategic business advice to Fortune 500 and other companies, with a focus on international trade and intellectual property. Mr. Pomper formerly served as chief international trade counsel to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT). In his current practice, Mr. Pomper represents companies before Congress, the White House and federal agencies on a diverse set of public policy matters, including market access, investment, international trade disputes, intellectual property, international tax and customs issues.

    Mr. Pomper is a member of the U.S. patent bar. His recent representations include: advising biopharmaceutical companies on the negotiation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement and lobbying in support of strong intellectual property protections in that agreement; advising and lobbying for a coalition of companies in support of strong international intellectual property protections; and serving as the executive director of a coalition of companies involved in public policy debates concerning the U.S. patent system, including during consideration and passage of the America Invents Act.

    Jonathan Putnam

    Jonathan Putnam

    Jonathan Putnam

    Jonathan Putnam founded Competition Dynamics as a platform for economic research and testimony at the intersection of antitrust, intellectual property and international trade. From 2001 to 2005, Dr. Putnam held a professorship in the Law and Economics of Intellectual Property at the Centre for Innovation Law and Policy, University of Toronto. Dr. Putnam has also held academic appointments at the Boston University Graduate School of Management, Columbia University Schools of Law and Business, Vassar College, and Yale College. Among other publications, Dr. Putnam is the author of “Patent Valuation,” in The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics (2008) and “The Law and Economics of International Intellectual Property: A Primer,” in Frontiers of Economics and Globalization, vol. 2: Intellectual Property, Growth and Trade (2008). He is the editor of and a principal contributor to Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation in the Knowledge-Based Economy (2006).

    Don Rosenberg

    Don Rosenberg

    Don Rosenberg

    Donald J. Rosenberg is executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Qualcomm Incorporated. Mr. Rosenberg reports directly to CEO Steve Mollenkopf and is a member of the company's Executive Committee. In his role as chief legal officer, he is responsible for overseeing Qualcomm's worldwide legal affairs including litigation, intellectual property and corporate matters. Qualcomm's Government Affairs, Internal Audit and Compliance organizations also report to him.

    Prior to joining Qualcomm, Mr. Rosenberg served as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Apple Inc. Prior to that, he was senior vice president and general counsel of IBM Corporation where he had also held numerous positions including vice president and assistant general counsel for litigation and counsel to IBM's mainframe division.

    Mr. Rosenberg has had extensive experience in corporate governance, compliance, law department management, litigation, securities regulation, intellectual property and competition issues. He has served as an adjunct professor of law at New York's Pace University School of Law, where he taught courses in intellectual property and antitrust law.

    Mr. Rosenberg is immediate past National Co-Chairman of the Board of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, where he continues to serve on the Board and the Executive Committee.  He is also a board member of NuVasive, Inc., the Corporate Directors Forum, La Jolla Playhouse and CONNECT. 

    Mr. Rosenberg received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and his juris doctor from St. John's University School of Law.

    Laurie Self

    Laurie Self

    Laurie Self

    Laurie Self is vice president and counsel of government affairs at Qualcomm Incorporated, where she specializes in intellectual property and related policy matters. Based in Washington, D.C., Self represents the Company before Congress and a number of U.S. government offices and within various professional and advocacy groups. She also supports Qualcomm’s strategy and initiatives to promote strong intellectual property rights in China and other emerging markets and to combat counterfeiting and gray-market mobile devices and components. Her particular focus is to ensure that U.S. intellectual property and trade policies provide the necessary protections and incentives to support the Company’s R&D-driven business model. Prior to her arrival at Qualcomm in July 2012, Self was a partner at top-tier law firm Covington & Burling, where she chaired the firm’s intellectual property practice group.

    Greg Sidak

    Greg Sidak

    Greg Sidak

    J. Gregory Sidak is an expert on antitrust, regulation, patents and intellectual property, FRAND royalties for standard-essential patents, telecommunications, energy and contractual disputes, and on damages and valuation in complex litigation and international arbitration generally. He has served clients throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Pacific. He also serves as Judge Richard Posner’s court-appointed neutral economic expert on patent damages. Sidak is the founder and chairman of Criterion Economics, L.L.C. in Washington, D.C. He is also the Ronald Coase Professor of Law and Economics at Tilburg University in The Netherlands and a founding co-editor of the Journal of Competition Law & Economics, the preeminent international journal on antitrust law, which has been published quarterly by the Oxford University Press since 2005.

    Mark Snyder

    Mark Snyder

    Mark Snyder

    Mark Snyder is a vice president and patent counsel at Qualcomm. Mark joined Qualcomm in 2008 and has represented the company in numerous intellectual property and licensing-related disputes. Currently, Mark is responsible for the coordination of patent policy and advocacy efforts. Prior to working at Qualcomm, Mark worked in both law firms and as in-house counsel, most recently for Kyocera Wireless Corp., where he managed the intellectual property group with responsibility for prosecution, licensing and litigation matters.

    Trevor Soames

    Trevor Soames

    Trevor Soames

    Trevor Soames is a partner in Shearman & Sterling’s antitrust group. He has been practicing EU antitrust/competition and regulatory law since 1985 and been resident in Brussels since 1993. Until 2010, he was co-chair of Howrey’s worldwide antitrust practice and founder and first managing partner of its highly successful Brussels office (recognized by Global Competition Review in 2009 and 2010 as being one of only four “elite” Brussels antitrust practices). Trevor has been regularly recognized by all the leading directories. Trevor focuses on client critical contentious cases covering the whole range of antitrust including litigation, mergers, cartels and dominance cases. A significant element of Trevor’s practice relates to complex IPR related high- technology cases, especially those involving standardization issues and patent litigation.

    Daniel F. Spulber

    Daniel F. Spulber

    Daniel F. Spulber

    Daniel F. Spulber is the Elinor Hobbs Distinguished Professor of International Business and Professor of Strategy at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, where he has taught since 1990. He is also Professor of Law at the Northwestern University Law School (Courtesy). Spulber is the research director for the Searle Center on Law, Regulation and Economic Growth. He served as the founding director of Kellogg’s International Business & Markets Program. Spulber is the founding editor of the Journal of Economics & Management Strategy published by Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. Spulber is the author of 13 books including The Innovative Entrepreneur, 2014, Cambridge University Press. His research is in the areas of innovation economics, entrepreneurship, international economics, industrial organization, microeconomic theory, management strategy, and law.

    Richard Taffet

    Richard Taffet

    Richard Taffet

    Richard Taffet is a senior member of Morgan Lewis’ antitrust, intellectual property and litigation groups. He is a recognized thought leader on issues involving the intersection of antitrust, intellectual property law and standard setting, and has represented standard setting organizations and clients participating in standard setting activities for over 30 years. Richard has been involved in the development of SSO patent and IPR policies, represented parties in connection with government investigations and litigation proceedings involving standards-related patent and antitrust matters, and provided counseling regarding competitive and IPR issues in development of specific standards.

    Richard is a frequent speaker on intellectual property and antitrust issues and is a contributor to publications on these subjects. Noted in Chambers USA for his work at the intersection of IP and antitrust matters, clients value Richard’s “excellent strategic views and his ability to always think one step ahead.”

    Deanna Tanner Okun

    Deanna Tanner Okun

    Deanna Tanner Okun

    Deanna Tanner Okun is a partner at Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg, LLP. She is an international trade lawyer providing legal and strategic advice to steer companies through the intersection where innovation confronts barriers, such as intellectual property theft, unfair trade practices or regulatory hurdles. Deanna has extensive experience as a top administrator, regulator, enforcer, legislative aide and lawyer. She served two terms as chairman during her 12 years of service as a member of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). Prior to her appointment to the ITC, she served as counsel for international affairs to U.S. Senator Frank Murkowski, chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee and senior member of the Finance and Foreign Relations Committees, and practiced international trade law with a large D.C. based law firm. Deanna was appointed to the Federal Circuit Advisory Council in 2013. In 2012, she was named the Outstanding Woman of the Year by the Association of Women in International Trade, a chapter of the Organization of Women in International Trade. During her tenure at the ITC, Deanna was nominated to be Deputy United States Trade Representative.

    Christine A. Varney

    Christine A. Varney

    Christine A. Varney

    Christine A. Varney is a partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and chairs the Firm’s Antitrust practice. She is widely recognized as one of the leading antitrust lawyers in the United States in both private practice and in government service and is the only person to have served as both the U.S. Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust and Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission. Ms. Varney formulates global antitrust strategy for clients in connection with joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and other business transactions, including advising on business conduct or potential investments to ensure compliance with antitrust laws, securing antitrust regulatory approvals, and handling investigations into anticompetitive behavior. Her clients span diverse industries, including transportation, telecommunications, cable, technology, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and financial services.

    As Assistant Attorney General, Ms. Varney oversaw all operations of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, including merger review, criminal and civil litigation and investigations and coordination with competition regulators outside the United States. Prior to becoming FTC Commissioner, she served as Assistant to the President and Secretary to the Cabinet in the Clinton Administration. Ms. Varney has been recognized as a leader in antitrust law by numerous professional publications, including Chambers USA, The Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation, The Best Lawyers in America and the Ethisphere Institute. She was named “Lawyer of the Year” by Global Competition Review and was recognized by The National Law Journal as one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America and one of 50 Governance, Risk & Compliance Trailblazers & Pioneers.

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