LeadershIP 2015

March 13, 2015 | Washington, D.C.

LeadershIP 2015 took advantage of the timely opportunity to emphasize informed policy-making, and to examine the issues driving patent reform from an empirical perspective.

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.

The program included 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.

Event Agenda

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

Speakers

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,...

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.

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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,...

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). 

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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...

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.

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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...

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.

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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...

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 Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, signed into law by President Obama in September 2011.

Prior to leading the USPTO, Mr. Kappos held several executive posts in the legal department of IBM, the world’s largest patent holder. From 2003 to 2009, he served as the company’s Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for Intellectual Property. In that capacity, he managed global intellectual property activities for IBM, including all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret protection. 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.

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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...

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.

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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...

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.

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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...

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.

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F. Scott Kieff

The Honorable 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...

The Honorable 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, he 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. 

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. He practiced law as a trial lawyer and patent lawyer with law firms in New York and Chicago and served as a Law Clerk to U.S. Circuit Judge Giles S. Rich.  While an academic, 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. 

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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...

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.

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Paul R. Michel

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...

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.

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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...

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.

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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...

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.

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James F. Rill

James F. Rill is Senior Counsel at Baker Botts LLP and one of America’s foremost antitrust lawyers. He is actively engaged in representation of firms involved in merger and unilateral conduct...

James F. Rill is Senior Counsel at Baker Botts LLP and one of America’s foremost antitrust lawyers. 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. Department of Justice’s 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 report, submitted in February 2000, are being pursued in the U.S. and overseas. Foremost among these recommendations was the proposal to create a global competition forum that would serve as a mechanism for government competition authorities throughout the world to meet and confer on antitrust issues, which served as the stimulus for what became the International Competition Network (ICN).

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.

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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...

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.

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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...

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.

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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,...

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.”

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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 Tusher Center for Intellectual.  He received his...

David Teece is the Tusher Professor of Global Business at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley and Director of the Tusher Center for Intellectual.  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 teaches at the MBA, Ph.D. and executive levels.  He is also Chairman of Berkeley Research Group, a global expert services and consulting firm which has grown in seven years to over 1200 employees and over 40 offices worldwide. 

Teece is one of the top 10 most cited scholars in innovation management and policy.  He has authored over 23 books and his work has been translated in Chinese, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian and Japanese.  He has honorary doctorates from 8 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.  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.

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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...

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.

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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...

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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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...

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.

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