LeadershIP 2016

March 18, 2016 | Washington, D.C.

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 program 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.

Event Agenda

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
Koren Wong-Ervin Director of the Global Antitrust Institute, George Mason University School of Law

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
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 

Speakers

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...

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.

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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,...

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.

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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...

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.

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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...

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 Standardsjournal, 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.

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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...

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.

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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...

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 BS from Cornell University in 1970, and his JD 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 on the federal bench, 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 Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, 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 Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University. 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.  

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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. ...

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 theInstitute for Transnational Arbitration and as an international arbitrator. He is the author of Overheated: The Human Cost of Climate ChangeHow International Law Works andInternational 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.

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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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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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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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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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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...

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.

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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,...

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.

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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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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...

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.

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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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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...

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.

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Jorge Padilla

Dr. Jorge Padilla is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Compass Lexecon Europe. Dr. Padilla earned M. Phil and D. Phil degrees in Economics from the University of Oxford. He is Research Fellow...

Dr. Jorge Padilla is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Compass Lexecon Europe. Dr. Padilla earned M. Phil and D. Phil degrees in Economics from the University of Oxford. He is Research Fellow at the Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros (CEMFI, Madrid) and teaches competition economics at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (BGSE) and at the TSE (Toulouse School of Economics).

He has advised on various cases and given expert testimony before 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) and international arbitration cases.

Dr. Padilla has written numerous papers on competition policy and industrial organization in the Antitrust Bulletin, the Antitrust Law Journal, the Economic Journal, the European Competition Journal, the European Competition Law Review, the European Economic Review, the Fordham International Law Journal, Industrial and Corporate Change, the International Journal of Industrial Organization, the Journal of Competition Law and Economics, the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, the Journal of Economic Theory, the RAND Journal of Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, the University of Chicago Law Review, and World Competition.

He is also co-author of The Law and Economics of Article 102 TFEU, 2nd edition, Hart Publishing, 2013.

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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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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...

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 CommissionSamsung 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 theSolvay/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 Qualcomminvestigation won the Legal Business Competition Team of the Year 2010.

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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....

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 Journalas 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 toFinancial 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.  

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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...

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. 

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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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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...

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.

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"[One] need not argue that the right of the inventor is a high property; it is the fruit of his mind – it belongs to him more than any other property – he does not inherit it – he takes it by no man's gift – it peculiarly belongs to him, and he ought to be protected in the enjoyment of it."

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