LeadershIP 2018

April 10, 2018 | Washington, D.C.

IP, Antitrust, and Innovation Policy -
Enabling the Fourth Industrial Revolution

LeadershIP 2018 addressed global legal and economic issues at the intersection of international IP and competition law related to the ICT sector, with a focus on scholarship, policy, and industry research. A broad network of experts, thought leaders, and policymakers with diverse viewpoints engaged in a research-based dialogue to drive informed policymaking. 

LeadershIP 2018 took place in the Knight Conference Center of The Newseum in Washington, D.C.

*Recordings of the keynotes and panel sessions will be available shortly.

Event Agenda

8:00am –8:30am

Registration and Breakfast

8:30am - 8:45am

Welcome Remarks

8:45am – 10:00am

The Great Patent Debate Continues
This panel will analyze various treatments of the global debate over enforcement of patent rights, focusing on the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), recent action by U.S. courts and policymakers, as well as developments in other jurisdictions.

Panelists:
David Kappos Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Gary Lauder Managing Director, Lauder Partners LLC
Honorable Paul Michel Former Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Jamie Simpson Counsel Detailee from the USPTO to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Christopher A. Coons

Moderator:
Honorable Kathleen O'Malley
Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

10:00am - 10:15am Break
10:15am – 11:30am

International IP and Antitrust Policies for Innovation and the Race to 5G
5G/IoT will revolutionize the world and enable the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Panelists will discuss the potential economic impact of these technologies, how national policies help shape international innovation and commerce, and IP and Antitrust policies that are needed to ensure its success. The panel will also analyze pros and cons of alternative methods of innovation -- cooperative SSOs, proprietary technologies, open source, etc. -- for generating new technologies.

Panelists:
Gordon Chang Author, Commentator and Columnist, The Daily Beast
Jorge Padilla Senior Managing Director and Head, Compass Lexecon Europe
Chetan Sharma CEO, Chetan Sharma Consulting
David Teece Professor of Global Business, Hass School of Business at UC Berkeley

Moderator:
Stephen Haber Professor of Political Science and History, Stanford University

11:30am - 12:00pm Keynote Address
Congressman Steve Stivers 
United States House of Representatives, 15th Congressional District of Ohio
12:00pm – 1:00pm

Lunch

1:00pm – 2:15pm

Antitrust Issues Involving Standard-Development Organizations
This panel will consider the evolving perception of Antitrust issues surrounding SDOs, including the after-effects of the IEEE IPR policy change, and recent statements from U.S. and European legislators.

Panelists:
Anne Layne-Farrar Vice President, Charles River Associates
Deanna Tanner Okun Partner, Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg LLP
Andrew Tuck Partner, Alston & Bird
Joshua Wright Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University; Executive Director, The Global Antitrust Institute

Moderator:
Kirti Gupta Senior Director of Economic Strategy, Qualcomm Incorporated

2:15pm – 2:45pm

Keynote Address
Makan Delrahim
 Assistant Attorney General, United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division 

2:45pm - 3:00pm Break
3:00pm – 4:15pm

The International Landscape: Antitrust Developments Around the World
What can different jurisdictions learn from each other when it comes to concerns related to extra jurisdictional remedies and due process? Panelists will examine this, and discuss the potential impact of recent court decisions.

Panelists:
Roger Alford Deputy Assistant Attorney General, United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division
Alexandre Cordeiro Macedo General Superintendent, Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE)
Sir Philip Lowe Senior Advisor, FTI Consulting
Justice Prathiba M. Singh Permanent Judge, High Court of Delhi 

Moderator:
Honorable Douglas Ginsburg Senior Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for District of Columbia

4:15pm – 4:30pm

Closing Remarks

4:30pm

Reception

Speakers

Roger Alford

Roger Alford became the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for International Affairs, of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, on August 1, 2017. Mr. Alford, a longtime professor,...

Roger Alford became the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for International Affairs, of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, on August 1, 2017. Mr. Alford, a longtime professor, began his teaching career at Pepperdine Law School in 2000.  In 2012, he joined the faculty at the Notre Dame Law School where he served as professor and associate dean for international and graduate programs.  Over the course of his career, Mr. Alford has taught on a wide range of subject-matter areas including international trade, international arbitration, and comparative law. 

In addition to his academic work, Mr. Alford practiced international litigation and trade at Hogan Lovells and clerked for D.C. Circuit Judge James Buckley.  He was a legal adviser for Judge Richard Allison of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague, and a senior legal adviser for the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Activities in Zurich, Switzerland.  Mr. Alford has written on a wide range of international law issues, focusing on the intersection of private and public international law.  In 2009, he coauthored a book with Catherine Rogers, The Future of Investment Arbitration in addition to numerous articles on international law, including several addressing the extraterritorial application of antitrust laws.  

Mr. Alford received his LL.M from Edinburgh University in 1992, his J.D. from New York University in 1991, a Masters of Divinity from Southern Seminary in 1988 and his B.A. from Baylor University in 1985. 

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Gordon Chang

Gordon G. Chang is the author of Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes On the World, released by Random House in January 2006.  Showdown focuses on nuclear proliferation in...

Gordon G. Chang is the author of Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes On the World, released by Random House in January 2006.  Showdown focuses on nuclear proliferation in general and the North Korean crisis in particular.  His first book is The Coming Collapse of China (Random House, August 2001).

He is a columnist at The Daily Beast.  Chang lived and worked in China and Hong Kong for almost two decades, most recently in Shanghai, as Counsel to the American law firm Paul Weiss and earlier in Hong Kong as Partner in the international law firm Baker & McKenzie. 

His writings on China and North Korea have appeared in The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, the Far Eastern Economic Review, the International Herald TribuneCommentaryThe Weekly StandardNational Review, and Barron's.  

He has spoken at Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, Yale, and other universities and at The Brookings Institution, The Heritage Foundation, the Cato Institute, RAND, the American Enterprise Institute, the Council on Foreign Relations, and other institutions.  He has given briefings at the National Intelligence Council, the Central Intelligence Agency, the State Department, and the Pentagon.  He has also spoken before industry and investor groups including Bloomberg, Sanford Bernstein, Royal Bank of Scotland, and Credit Lyonnais Securities Asia.  Chang has appeared before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.   

Chang has appeared on CNN, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, CNBC, MSNBC, PBS, the BBC, and Bloomberg Television. He has appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and is a regular co-host and guest on The John Batchelor Show.  

Outside the United States he has spoken in Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Seoul, Singapore, Tokyo, The Hague, London, Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver.

He has served two terms as a trustee of Cornell University.

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Alexandre Cordeiro Macedo

Alexandre Cordeiro de Macedo is a PhD student of Economic Law at the Federal University of Minas Gerais. He has a master’s degree in Constitutional Law at the Instituto Brasiliense de Direito...

Alexandre Cordeiro de Macedo is a PhD student of Economic Law at the Federal University of Minas Gerais. He has a master’s degree in Constitutional Law at the Instituto Brasiliense de Direito Público and a postgraduate degree in Disciplinary Administrative Proceedings at the University of Brasília. He graduated in Law at the Instituto de Educação Superior de Brasília and in Economics at the Brasília University Center - UNICEUB. Since 2006, he is an Auditor of the Office of the Comptroller General – CGU in its acronym in Portuguese, where he also worked as adviser and chief of staff. He also worked as Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Cities, between 2012 and 2013. He is a professor of Economic Law and Economic Analysis of Law in the Escola de Direito de Brasília – IDP. He is a visiting professor at the Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos – UNISINOS in the LLM of Business Law. He also is a visiting professor at the Faculdade de Direito de Vitória – FDV in the post-graduation program in Compliance, Anticorruption Law, Business and Public Administration. He is a Visiting Scholar and International Fellow of the Global Antitrust Institute of the Antonin Scalia Law School - George Mason University in Washington D.C.

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Makan Delrahim

Makan Delrahim was confirmed on September 27, 2017, as Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division.  Mr. Delrahim previously served as Deputy Assistant to the President and...

Makan Delrahim was confirmed on September 27, 2017, as Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division.  Mr. Delrahim previously served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy White House Counsel.  Mr. Delrahim’s rich antitrust background covers the full range of industries, issues, and institutions touched upon by the work of the Antitrust Division.  He is a former partner in the Los Angeles office of a national law firm.  He served in the Antitrust Division from 2003 to 2005 as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General, overseeing the Appellate, Foreign Commerce, and Legal Policy sections.  During that time, he played an integral role in building the Antitrust Division’s engagement with its international counterparts and was involved in civil and criminal matters.  He has served on the Attorney General’s Task Force on Intellectual Property and as Chairman of the Merger Working Group of the International Competition Network.  Mr. Delrahim was also as a Commissioner on the Antitrust Modernization Commission from 2004 to 2007.  Earlier in his career, Mr. Delrahim served as antitrust counsel, and later as the Staff Director and Chief Counsel of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.  

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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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Kirti Gupta

Dr. Kirti Gupta is a Senior Director of Economic Strategy at Qualcomm Inc., where she serves as an in-house economist, specializing on Intellectual Property (IP) and competition policy and strategy...

Dr. Kirti Gupta is a Senior Director of Economic Strategy at Qualcomm Inc., where she serves as an in-house economist, specializing on Intellectual Property (IP) and competition policy and strategy. In this role, she is responsible for managing the substantive direction of the global IP policy and advocacy outreach efforts, and for conducting original research on issues related to IP and competition law and. She has been involved in various international antitrust and litigation cases.  Kirti has also been responsible for developing economic models for determining Qualcomm’s optimal IP strategy world-wide and on designing algorithms for IP portfolio valuation. Prior to her role as an economist, Kirti spent over a decade as a wireless systems engineering expert, working on research and development of third and fourth generation (3G and 4G) wireless cellular systems and has represented Qualcomm in various global technology standards bodies. She is a co‐inventor of ten granted U.S. patents and several pending patent applications in the field of wireless communications. Dr. Gupta holds a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, San Diego.

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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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Gary Lauder

Gary Lauder is the Managing Director of Lauder Partners LLC, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm investing primarily in information technologies. He has been a venture capitalist since 1985...

Gary Lauder is the Managing Director of Lauder Partners LLC, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm investing primarily in information technologies. He has been a venture capitalist since 1985, investing in over 100 private companies. He serves on the board of directors of ShotSpotter, the Technology Advisory Board of Liberty Global International, the Advisory Board of Santa Clara University’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, the Board of Governors of Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation and on the Transportation Committee of the Town of Atherton. In the 1980’s, he worked at the venture firms of Aetna, Jacobs & Ramo Technology Ventures, as well as Wolfensohn Associates. He holds a BA in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania; a BS in Economics from the Wharton School; and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is the co-creator of the Aspen Institute’s Socrates Society with Laura, his wife. He is a member of the inaugural class of the Aspen Institute’s Henry Crown Fellowship Program. He has had a working cable modem (usually) in his home since 1994. He is co-inventor of 16 patents, has spoken at over 100 industry forums, and, since 1992, has published several articles about the future of the cable industry...that he still stands by.

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Anne Layne-Farrar

Dr. Anne Layne-Farrar is a Vice President in the Antitrust & Competition Economics Practice of CRA and an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University School of Law. She specializes in...

Dr. Anne Layne-Farrar is a Vice President in the Antitrust & Competition Economics Practice of CRA and an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University School of Law. 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 and has worked with some of the largest information technology, communications, and pharmaceutical companies in the world. 

Dr. Layne-Farrar has advised clients and provided economic testimony around the world, including in the U.S., Europe, China, India, and South Korea. She has also provided economic submissions before a number of regulatory bodies, including the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Senate, the European Commission, and MOFCOM. Additionally, she regularly presents at academic and industry conferences around the world and is widely published.

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Philip Lowe

Sir Philip Lowe is a senior adviser with FTI Consulting, based in Brussels and London. He read Politics, Philosophy and Economics at St John's College, Oxford and has an M.Sc. from London Business...

Sir Philip Lowe is a senior adviser with FTI Consulting, based in Brussels and London. 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. He initially worked on the restructuring and regeneration of former coal and steel areas, but subsequently held a range of senior posts as a member or Head of Office successively to four European Commissioners and as Director in the fields of regional and rural development, rural development, competition, transport and administration. In 1997 he was appointed Director-General for Development. In that position he took part in major reforms of the management of EU aid programmes and in 2000 was also chief negotiator of the EU-South Africa Trade and Cooperation Agreement and the Cotonou Agreement with ACP countries. From September 2002 until 2010, he was Director-General of Competition, in charge of control of global mergers, cartels, anticompetitive practices, and of state subsidies to ensure free and fair competition across EU markets and to protect consumer interests. In 2010 he became Director-General for Energy, concentrating on the efforts to integrate and interconnect European energy markets, until 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. In addition to his work with FTI Consulting, he is Chair of the Florence University Institute Competition Law Workshop, and Chair of the World Energy Council’s Trilemma Project.

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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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Kathleen M. O’Malley

Kathleen M. O’Malley was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit by President Barack Obama in 2010. Prior to her elevation to the Federal Circuit, Judge O’Malley was...

Kathleen M. O’Malley was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit by President Barack Obama in 2010. Prior to her elevation to the Federal Circuit, Judge O’Malley was appointed to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio by President William J. Clinton in 1994.

Prior to her appointment to the bench, Judge O’Malley served as First Assistant Attorney General, Chief of Staff, and Chief Counsel to the Attorney General for the State of Ohio. Before joining the Attorney General’s Office, Judge O’Malley was in private practice with Jones Day and Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur, where she focused on complex corporate and intellectual property litigation.

During her sixteen years on the district court bench, Judge O’Malley presided over numerous patent, trademark, and copyright cases and sat by designation on both the Federal Circuit and the Sixth Circuit. As an educator, Judge O’Malley has taught courses on Patent Litigation at Case Western Reserve University Law School where she is also a member of the Dean’s Advisory Committee and Society of Benchers; she is a member of the faculty of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology’s program designed to educate Federal Judges regarding the handling of intellectual property cases and regularly lectures and writes on issues arising in intellectual property matters. She has also served as an advisor to national organizations publishing treatises on patent litigation (Anatomy of a Patent Case, Complex Litigation Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers; Patent Case Management Judicial Guide, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology) and was selected to serve the Committee to rewrite the Manual for Scientific Evidence—a joint project between the Federal Judicial Center and the National Academy of Sciences.

Judge O’Malley is an avid supporter of the Inns of Court movement. She is a member of The Edward Coke Inn of Court, where she served as its President; the Giles Sutherland Rich Inn of Court, where she serves as a Counselor; and the John M. Manos Inn of Court, where she has been a member for over 30 years, serving as its President for three. She also is a member of The Sedona Conference Board. Among other honors, Judge O’Malley has received The Sedona Conference’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association’s Jefferson Medal, both for her contributions to the development of intellectual property law.

Judge O’Malley began her legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Nathaniel R. Jones, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She received her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1982, summa cum laude and Order of the Coif. While there, she served on the Law Review and as President of the National Mock Trial Team. Judge O’Malley received her A.B. from Kenyon College in 1979 where she graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She also received an honorary LL.D. from Kenyon in 1995.

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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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Chetan Sharma

Chetan Sharma is CEO of Chetan Sharma Consulting and is one of the leading strategists in the mobile industry. Executives from wireless companies around the world seek his accurate predictions,...

Chetan Sharma is CEO of Chetan Sharma Consulting and is one of the leading strategists in the mobile industry. Executives from wireless companies around the world seek his accurate predictions, independent insights, and actionable recommendations. He has served as an advisor to senior executive management of several Fortune 100 companies in the wireless space and is probably the only industry strategist who has advised each of the top 6 global mobile data operators. Chetan serves on the advisory boards of Ericsson, Telefonica, Kymeta, NextNav, Zeotap, Opanga Networks, Mast and a number of other startups. Some of his clients include NTT DoCoMo, Disney, KTF, China Mobile, Toyota, Comcast, Motorola, FedEx, Sony, Samsung, Alcatel Lucent, KDDI, Virgin Mobile, Sprint Nextel, Skype, AT&T Wireless, Reuters, Juniper, Qualcomm, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Mozilla, SAP, Merrill Lynch, American Express, and Hewlett-Packard.

Chetan is the author or co-author of a dozen best-selling books on wireless including Mobile Advertising: Supercharge your brand in the exploding wireless market and Wireless Broadband: Conflict and Convergence. He is also the editor of the Mobile Future Forward Book Series. His books have been adopted in several corporate training programs and university courses at NYU, Stanford, and Tokyo University. His research work is widely quoted in the industry. Chetan is interviewed frequently by leading international media publications such as Time magazine, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Japan Media Review, Mobile Communications International, and TechCrunch, and has appeared on NPR, WBBN, and CNBC as a wireless data technology expert. He is also the chief curator of the mobile thought leadership executive forums – Mobile Future Forward and Mobile Breakfast Series.

Chetan is an advisor to CEOs and CTOs of some of the leading wireless technology companies on product strategy and Intellectual Property (IP) development and serves on the advisory boards of several companies. He is also a sought-after IP strategist and expert witness in the wireless industry and has worked on and testified in some of the most landmark cases in the industry such as Qualcomm vs. Broadcom, Samsung vs. Ericsson, Sprint vs. Verizon, Openwave vs. 724 Solutions, and Upaid vs. Satyam. Chetan is a senior member of IEEE, IEEE Communications Society, and IEEE Computers Society. He has Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Kansas State University and Bachelor of Science degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.

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Jamie L. Simpson

Jamie L. Simpson is serving on detail to the Senate Judiciary Committee for Senator Chris Coons (D-Del), where she works on intellectual property policy.  Formerly, she was senior advisor to...

Jamie L. Simpson is serving on detail to the Senate Judiciary Committee for Senator Chris Coons (D-Del), where she works on intellectual property policy.  Formerly, she was senior advisor to the Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, where she helped advance the priorities of the office by providing policy advice and overseeing its implementation.  She served as an Associate Solicitor at the USPTO, defending the agency before federal district courts and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  Previously, she clerked for the Honorable William C. Bryson of the Federal Circuit and was an associate at Williams & Connolly and Kirkland & Ellis specializing in patent litigation and licensing disputes.  Jamie graduated from Harvard Law School, has a M.Sc. in Philosophy, Policy, and Social Value from the London School of Economics, and a B.A. in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard College.  

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Prathiba Singh

Justice Prathiba M. Singh is a Permanent Judge of the Delhi High Court. Before being elevated to the Bench she was a leading Intellectual Property lawyer in India. She had the distinction of...

Justice Prathiba M. Singh is a Permanent Judge of the Delhi High Court. Before being elevated to the Bench she was a leading Intellectual Property lawyer in India. She had the distinction of handling landmark matters in all areas of IPR laws including patents, trademarks, designs, copyright, plant varieties, internet laws, etc. As Managing Partner of Singh & Singh, she advised clients and handled cases relating to commercial disputes, arbitration, telecom, broadcasting laws, media laws, writs, regulatory issues, education etc. She has regularly appeared before the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India, High Court of Delhi, TDSAT, IPAB, Trademark and Patent Offices. She was appointed as Amicus Curiae by the High Court of Delhi to streamline the working of the Copyright Office. She was also appointed on a High Level Committee for streamlining of Patent examinations.

Justice Singh completed her 5- year law course from University Law College, Bangalore. She graduated as the 1st Rank holder from Bangalore University and also represented India at the Philip C Jessup Moot Court competition in Chicago, USA. She was offered the ODASSS scholarship by the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust to study LL.M at the University of Cambridge (U.K.).

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Steve Stivers

Raised in Ripley, Ohio, Steve Stivers learned from his mother and father the importance of family, hard work and public service, which have been the values he has carried with him throughout his...

Raised in Ripley, Ohio, Steve Stivers learned from his mother and father the importance of family, hard work and public service, which have been the values he has carried with him throughout his life. Stivers represents Ohio’s 15th Congressional District and serves on the Financial Services Committee.

Throughout his career, Steve Stivers has led the way supporting programs and initiatives to encourage job creation, promote economic development, and put our country’s fiscal house in order. A career soldier, Stivers has served over 30 years in the Ohio Army National Guard and holds the rank of Brigadier General. He served the United States overseas during Operation Iraqi Freedom in Kuwait, Iraq, Qatar and Djibouti where he led 400 soldiers and contractors and is proud that each and every one returned home safely to the United States. Stivers received the Bronze Star for his leadership throughout the deployment.

Stivers received both his bachelor’s degree and his MBA from The Ohio State University and resides in Columbus with his wife, Karen, and children, daughter Sarah and son Sam.

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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...

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.

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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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Andrew Tuck

Andy Tuck is a patent-barred commercial litigator focusing on international arbitration and federal antitrust litigation. His electrical engineering background allows him to represent clients...

Andy Tuck is a patent-barred commercial litigator focusing on international arbitration and federal antitrust litigation. His electrical engineering background allows him to represent clients entangled in litigation involving high technology, and he also has years of experience litigating appeals in state and federal courts.

While in law school, Andy participated in the moot court program and served as executive notes editor of the Georgia Law Review. Before law school, he worked as an electrical engineer and computer scientist in the digital signal processing field. Andy spent one year clerking for the Honorable B. Avant Edenfield, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, and one year clerking for the Honorable Joel F. Dubina, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Andy is heavily involved in the Atlanta community, sitting on the boards of civic, religious, educational and charitable nonprofit organizations, including the Bobby Dodd Institute, St. Anne’s Episcopal Church (Vestry and Junior Warden), Morris Brandon Elementary School Foundation, and Cub Scout Pack 298. Andy recently completed the Executive Education Program in Governing for Nonprofit Excellence at Harvard Business School. He has been named to the Georgia Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

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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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