LeadershIP 2018

April 10, 2018 | Washington, D.C.

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

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

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

Event Agenda

*Additional speakers to be announced

8:30am – 9:00am

Registration and Breakfast

9:00am – 9:30am

Morning Keynote Address

9:30am – 10:45am

The Great Patent Debate Continues

10:45am – 11:00am

Break

11:00am – 12:15pm

IP and Antitrust Policies for enabling the Fourth Industrial Revolution

12:15pm – 1:15pm

Lunch

1:15pm – 2:00pm

Afternoon Keynote Address

2:00pm – 3:15pm

Antitrust Issues Involving Standard-Development Organizations

3:15pm – 3:30pm

Break

3:30pm – 4:45pm

The International Landscape: Antitrust Developments Around the World

4:45pm – 5:00pm

Closing Remarks

5:00pm

Cocktail Reception

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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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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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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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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