LeadershIP 2019

March 26, 2019 | Washington, D.C.

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The sixth annual LeadershIP conference will take place on March 26, 2019 in Washington DC. Over the years, LeadershIP has grown to be a high-quality and recognized convener of thought-leaders who discuss innovation and Intellectual Property policies.  LeadershIP 2019 will continue to drive the debate around these issues.  

The program for LeadershIP 2019 will begin with a morning keynote by Senator Thom Tillis, where he will address the current state of patent legislative reforms in the U.S. Congress. In addition, USPTO Director Andrei Iancu and AAG Makan Delrahim will be featured in a Fireside Chat moderated by the Honorable Kathleen O'Malley, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  Here, they will further discuss the IP policy landscape and the future of the 2013 joint DOJ-USPTO policy statement.

The agenda themes for the day are:
- The impact of 5G: Why Innovation Policy Matters
- The IP Policy Landscape: US and The World
- IP and Antitrust: Global Agency Dynamics
- International Antitrust: What Rules and Whose Standards? 

Please check back for agenda and speaker updates. 

Event Agenda

08:30 - 09:00

Registration and Breakfast

09:00 - 09:30

Opening Keynote
Senator Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina)

09:30 - 10:45

The impact of 5G: Why Innovation Policy Matters 
This panel will examine 5G as the communications infrastructure of the future and explore what’s motivating the fierce competition in the 5G standards race, including how leadership in 5G technology will affect jobs, growth, and national security. 

Panelists:
Olivier Blanchard, Senior Analyst, Futurum
Durga Malladi, SVP & GM, 4G/5G, Qualcomm 
Jeanette Manfra, Assistant Director for Cybersecurity for the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).   
Brian Pomper, Executive Director, Innovation Alliance
David Teece, Tusher Professor of Global Business, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

10:45 - 11:00  Break
11:00 - 12:15

The IP Policy Landscape: US and The World 
Countries around the globe have signaled that developing IP and IP protection is a priority.  This panel will discuss how the US and other countries are enforcing IP through various policies and legislation and explore lessons to be learned from strong and improving IP systems in, e.g., Europe and China.  

Panelists:
Jonathan Barnett, Professor of Law, University of Southern California 
Mark Cohen, Senior Fellow of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, University of California Berkeley Law School 
Richard Epstein, Professor of Law, New York University Law School
David Kappos,  Partner, Cravath Swaine & Moore
Patrick Kilbride, Vice President of International Intellectual Property, Global Innovation Policy Center, US Chamber of Commerce

12:15 - 1:00  Lunch
1:00 - 2:00

Fireside Chat
As recently announced, the DOJ and USPTO will work together to update their 2013 joint policy statement to provide clarity on several matters, including SEP holder rights to seek an injunction against infringement and how best to ensure standards development organizations do not facilitate collusion of the sort that undermines innovation. This chat will discuss what’s next in this important policymaking effort to preserve the fundamentals that encourage innovation.

Featuring:
Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General, United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division  
Andrei Iancu, Director, United States Patent & Trademark Office  

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

2:00 - 3:15

IP and Antitrust: Global Agency Dynamics 
This panel will reflect upon how the global agency dynamics at the intersection of IP & antitrust have evolved in the last few decades.  What are the lessons learned and the way forward for global businesses?  

Panelists:
Luke Froeb, William C. Oehmig Assoc. Professor of Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, Vanderbilt University 
Jenni Lukander, Head of Patent Business, Nokia Technologies
Jorge Padilla, Senior Managing Director, Compass Lexecon Europe
Maureen Ohlhausen, Partner, Baker Botts 
Willard K. Tom, Partner, Morgan Lewis 

3:15 - 3:30  Break
3:30 - 4:45

International Antitrust: What rules and whose standards?
Companies that operate globally today are subject to the jurisdiction of more than 130 competition agencies world-wide, as opposed to a handful of agencies just a couple of decades ago. Some of these agencies maintain the goal of preventing practices that harm consumers and the competitive process itself. Other agencies, however, may be guided by different goals and follow a different set of procedural guidelines. This panel will discuss the intersection between antitrust and trade as these global trends in antitrust enforcement are developed and implemented. 

Panelists:
Kevin Coates, Partner, Covington & Burling
Stuart Chemtob, Sr. of Counsel, Wilson Sonsini  
Simon Evenett, Academic Director and Professor of International Trade and Economic Development, University of St. Gallen
Abbot (Tad) Lipsky, Director, Competition Advocacy Program, Global Antitrust Institute, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
Christopher Yoo, Director, Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition, PENN Law School

4:45 - 5:00

Closing Remarks

5:00

Reception

Speakers

Senator Thom Tillis

Senator Thom Tillis was elected to represent North Carolina in 2014. Senator Tillis is a member of the Judiciary Committee and Chairman of the newly reinstituted Subcommittee on Intellectual...

Senator Thom Tillis was elected to represent North Carolina in 2014. Senator Tillis is a member of the Judiciary Committee and Chairman of the newly reinstituted Subcommittee on Intellectual Property. As Chairman, his vision is to tackle the major issues facing America’s IP system and conduct rigorous oversight of the agencies tasked with protecting our nation’s intellectual property system.

He lives with his wife Susan in Huntersville, North Carolina, and they are the proud parents of two grown children and grandparents to one grand-daughter.

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Jonathan Barnett

Jonathan Barnett is a professor at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, where he directs the law school's Media, Entertainment and Technology Law Program. ...

Jonathan Barnett is a professor at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, where he directs the law school's Media, Entertainment and Technology Law Program.

Barnett specializes in intellectual property, antitrust, and corporate law. He has published in the Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal, Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Jurimetrics, Criterion Journal on Innovation, Review of Law & Economics and other scholarly journals. He joined USC in 2006 and has been a visiting professor at New York University School of Law and Fordham University School of Law.  

Prior to academia, Barnett practiced corporate law at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York. Barnett is a graduate of Yale Law School. 

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Olivier Blanchard

Olivier Blanchard is a Senior Analyst with Futurum Research - a US technology, digital innovation, and disruption-focused research firm. He is the author of Social Media ROI:...

Olivier Blanchard is a Senior Analyst with Futurum Research - a US technology, digital innovation, and disruption-focused research firm. He is the author of Social Media ROI: Managing and Measuring Social Media Efforts in your Organization, and co-author of Building Dragons: Digital Transformation in the Experience Economy, Futureproof: 7 Key Pillars for Digital Transformation Success, and the upcoming Human/Machine, which explores the risks, opportunities, and profound changes in store for an economy increasingly driven by human-machine partnerships. 

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Stuart M. Chemtob

Stuart Chemtob is Senior Of Counsel in the Antitrust Group of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Washington, D.C. His practice focuses on government conduct investigations and litigation and...

Stuart Chemtob is Senior Of Counsel in the Antitrust Group of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Washington, D.C. His practice focuses on government conduct investigations and litigation and arbitrations involving antitrust, IP licensing and standards setting, and on global antitrust counseling.  In addition to representing clients in criminal and non-criminal investigations before U.S. federal antitrust agencies, Stuart also provides counseling on antimonopoly compliance in China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and other Asian jurisdictions. He has appeared before China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) and the Taiwan FTC representing companies being investigated for potential abuse of dominance, and has advised companies regarding compliance with merger reviews by the JFTC, KFTC and SAMR. 

Prior to joining WSGR, Stuart served for many years in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice where he was Special Counsel for International Trade. In this role, he acted as the primary liaison to the antitrust enforcement agencies of the major Asian antitrust jurisdictions, including Japan, China, Korea, and Taiwan. With a focus on the interface of trade and competition policy, Stuart represented the USDOJ on the U.S. Government's interagency Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC), led USG negotiating teams on the competition policy chapters of several free trade agreements, and was a member of the TPSC subcommittees on Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, IP, Investment, and Section 301. He led the U.S. government's efforts under the U.S.-Japan regulatory reform dialogues to encourage improvements in the JFTC's effectiveness, transparency, and procedural fairness.

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Kevin Coates

Kevin Coates is a partner at Covington & Burling LLP based in the Brussels office. He advises clients on critical antitrust matters drawing on his extensive public sector experience in the...

Kevin Coates is a partner at Covington & Burling LLP based in the Brussels office. He advises clients on critical antitrust matters drawing on his extensive public sector experience in the Directorate-General for Competition of the European Commission ("DG COMP"), most recently as Head of a Cartel Unit. His practice has a particular focus on advising companies in the electronics, technology, software and e-commerce sectors. Mr. Coates advises on all aspects of EU, UK and international competition law, including merger control, compliance, cartels and leniency, and abuse of dominance. In addition, Mr. Coates leads the firm's Brexit Task Force.

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Mark Cohen

Mark Cohen is Lecturer in Law, Distinguished Senior Fellow and Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology Asia IP Project.  Among his responsibilities, he teaches Chinese...

Mark Cohen is Lecturer in Law, Distinguished Senior Fellow and Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology Asia IP Project.  Among his responsibilities, he teaches Chinese intellectual property law and international trade at Berkeley Law.  Prior to this position he served as Senior Counsel to the USPTO leading its 21-member China team, as a Visiting Professor at Fordham Law School and a Director of International IP Policy at Microsoft Corporation, amongst other positions.

In total, Mark has over 30 years private, public sector, in-house, and academic experience in intellectual property, with a focus on technology trade and monetizing intellectual property.  Among his professional accomplishments have been creating the US-China IP Experts “Track II” Dialogue between the US Chamber of Commerce and China; serving as the first IP attaché posted from the USPTO to a foreign country; creation of the US-China IPR Working Group under the former Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade; teaching the first China IP class at a North American University; and identifying and supporting the only two IP-related complaints filed against China at the WTO.

Mark serves as the webmaster of the blog www.chinaipr.com, and has co-authored the books “China Intellectual Property Law and Practice” and “Anti-Monopoly Law and Practice in China” and many monographs on such fields as patent litigation in China, foreign legal practice in China, China’s regulation of IP licensing, and transnational IP litigation.   A current focus is use of empirical data to better analyze and strategize in China’s fast-moving IP environment.

He is a recipient of many awards, including the Presidential Merit Award from the White House, the IP Champion award from the US Chamber of Commerce, the IP Trailblazer Award from the National Law Journal, the Distinguished Foreign Service Award from the Pharmaceutical Research Manufacturers Association, and a Gold Medal award from the Secretary of Commerce for promoting protection of intellectual property rights through rule of law.

He holds a J.D. degree from Columbia University, an M.A. from the University of Wisconsin (Chinese language), and a B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany (Chinese studies). Mark is admitted to the District of Columbia Bar.

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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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Richard Epstein

Richard A. Epstein is the inaugural Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at NYU School of Law. Prior to his joining the faculty, he was a visiting law professor at NYU from 2007 through 2009. He has...

Richard A. Epstein is the inaugural Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at NYU School of Law. Prior to his joining the faculty, he was a visiting law professor at NYU from 2007 through 2009. He has served as the Peter and Kirstin Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution since 2000. Epstein is also the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law Emeritus and a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago. His initial law school appointment was at the University of Southern California from 1968 to 1972. Epstein received an LL.D., h.c. from the University of Ghent, 2003. He has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 1985 and has been a Senior Fellow of the Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago Division of Biological Sciences, also since 1983. He served as editor of the Journal of Legal Studies from 1981 to 1991, and of the Journal of Law and Economics from 1991-2001. From 2001 to 2010 he was a director of the John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics at the University of Chicago.

Professor Epstein has written numerous books and articles on a wide range of legal and interdisciplinary subjects and has taught courses covering many different legal fields.

Professor Epstein also writes a legal column, the Libertarian, found here, and is a contributor to Ricochet.com and the SCOTUSblog.

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Simon J. Evenett

Simon J. Evenett is DLA Piper Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University. He is also Professor of International Trade and Economic Development at the...

Simon J. Evenett is DLA Piper Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University. He is also Professor of International Trade and Economic Development at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, the leading business school of the German-speaking world.

Professor Evenett is an expert on protectionism and coordinates the independent trade policy monitoring service, the Global Trade Alert. He was educated at Cambridge and Yale universities. Previously he has taught at the University of Michigan, Rutgers University, and Oxford University. 

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Luke Froeb

Professor Froeb has taught the core Managerial Economics class in Vanderbilt's MBA programs for 25 years. He has been named "Outstanding Professor" of the Executive MBA program, an honor that he...

Professor Froeb has taught the core Managerial Economics class in Vanderbilt's MBA programs for 25 years. He has been named "Outstanding Professor" of the Executive MBA program, an honor that he shared with his colleague and mentor, David Scheffman. His former student and textbook coauthor Brian McCann, has since pushed him out of the running for any teaching awards. The Fifth edition of their textbook, Managerial Economics: A Problem Solving Approach, was published by Cengage in 2018.

Professor Froeb has spent his professional life going in and out of academia and the government. As a government enforcer, he is exposed to interesting problems, and then has time to work on them when he returns to academia.

Today his models are used by competition agencies around the world to enforce competition laws. Professor Froeb has just returned to Vanderbilt after serving as chief economist of the Antitrust Division of US Department of Justice. Previously he served as chief economist at the Federal Trade Commission, staff economist at Justice, and taught at Tulane University.

Professor Froeb has also written extensively on the intersection between patent law and antitrust, Gregory Werden & Luke Froeb, Why Patent Hold-Up Does Not Violate Antitrust Law; Luke Froeb & Mikhael Shor, Innovators, Implementors and Two-sided Hold-up; Bernard Ganglmair, Luke Froeb & Gregory Werden, Patent Hold Up and Antitrust: How a Well-Intentioned Rule Could Retard Innovation.

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Andrei Iancu

In his role as the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Andrei Iancu provides leadership and oversight to one...

In his role as the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Andrei Iancu provides leadership and oversight to one of the largest intellectual property offices in the world, with more than 12,000 employees and an annual budget of over $3 billion. He also serves as the principal advisor to the President, through the Secretary of Commerce, on domestic and international intellectual property policy matters.

Prior to joining the USPTO, Mr. Iancu was the Managing Partner at Irell & Manella LLP, where his practice focused on intellectual property litigation. Mr. Iancu appeared in a variety of high-profile matters in front of the USPTO, U.S. district courts, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. International Trade Commission. He has represented clients across the technical and scientific spectra, including those associated with medical devices, genetic testing, therapeutics, the Internet, telephony, TV broadcasting, video game systems and computer peripherals.

Mr. Iancu has also taught patent law at the UCLA School of Law, and has written and spoken publicly on a variety of intellectual property issues. Prior to his legal career, Mr. Iancu was an engineer at Hughes Aircraft Company.

Throughout his career, many organizations have recognized Mr. Iancu for his work. Among his legal community accolades, the Daily Journal, California Lawyer magazine, Los Angeles Business Journal, Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, and many others have acknowledged his expertise in commercial litigation and intellectual property law. Mr. Iancu has also been the recipient of the Patent and Trademark Office Society 36th Annual Rossman Award, the Hughes Aircraft Malcolm R. Currie Innovation Award, and the Melville B. Nimmer Copyright Award. Mr. Iancu holds a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law. He also has a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, both from UCLA.  Mr. Iancu was born in Bucharest, Romania. He has lived in the United States since the age of 12. He and his wife Dr. Luiza C. Iancu have two children, Ariella and Robert.

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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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Patrick Kilbride

Patrick Kilbride is senior vice president of the Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. There he oversees the center’s domestic, multilateral, and international...

Patrick Kilbride is senior vice president of the Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. There he oversees the center’s domestic, multilateral, and international programs and leads GIPC’s policy work to promote intellectual property-driven innovation and creativity. Previously, Kilbride was executive director of Americas Strategic Policy Initiatives and executive vice president of the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America and the Caribbean (AACCLA) in the Chamber’s International Division.

Kilbride served in the Executive Office of the President during the George W. Bush administration as deputy assistant U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) for intergovernmental affairs & public liaison. At USTR, he worked with state and local officials, business organizations, and non-governmental organizations to advance the president’s trade policy agenda.

Earlier in his career, Kilbride held various private sector roles advocating on behalf of business for rule of law and market openings through free trade agreements.

He is a graduate of The George Washington University and resides with his family in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Tad Lipsky

Tad Lipsky holds degrees in law and economics from Stanford.  He served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust under William F. Baxter, supervising litigation in several...

Tad Lipsky holds degrees in law and economics from Stanford.  He served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust under William F. Baxter, supervising litigation in several groundbreaking antitrust cases in the Supreme Court, as well as preparation of the 1982 Merger Guidelines, and a review of United States v. IBM Corp. that led to a stipulated dismissal of the case.  Mr. Lipsky served as chief global antitrust lawyer for The Coca-Cola Company from 1992-2002. 

More recently he co-chaired the Trump Transition Team for the Federal Trade Commission.  Following 15 years of partnership at Latham & Watkins, LLP, in Washington DC, he served as the Acting Director of FTC’s Bureau of Competition until July, 2017.  He then joined the Antonin Scalia Law School as Adjunct Professor and Director of the Competition Advocacy Program.  Mr. Lipsky served as the first International Officer of the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law from 2001-03.  He has held a variety of other senior positions among the officers and governing Council of the Section and continues to serve as a co-chair of the Section's International Task Force.  He was a member of the International Competition Policy Expert’s Group that recently published its Report and Recommendations (March 2017) on needed reforms of international antitrust-law enforcement.  He has written, spoken and testified frequently on a wide variety of subjects in antitrust law, economics, policy and legislation.

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Jenni Lukander

Jenni Lukander is senior vice president and head of Patent Business at Nokia Technologies, the licensing arm of Nokia, reporting to the president of Nokia Technologies, who also serves as Nokia CLO...

Jenni Lukander is senior vice president and head of Patent Business at Nokia Technologies, the licensing arm of Nokia, reporting to the president of Nokia Technologies, who also serves as Nokia CLO. The three businesses in Nokia Technologies respectively monetize Nokia patents, proprietary technologies and the Nokia brand, and collectively generated €1.5 billion in revenue in 2018.

Jenni joined Nokia in 2007, since when she has led litigation, competition law, data privacy, trade compliance, and other regulatory matters, representing Nokia with leading regulators including the US Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission, the European Commission, and MOFCOM and NDRC in China). She has extensive experience of protecting intellectual property in the high-tech industry, whether in confidential arbitrations or more visible litigation.

Promoted to her current role in October 2018, Jenni is responsible for Nokia’s industry leading patent licensing programs. More than half of the mobile phone market by volume is now under license to Nokia, with other programs targeting consumer electronics, automotive and the internet of things.

Before joining Nokia, Jenni began her career at a leading Helsinki law firm, focusing on competition law, and spent 18 years in private practice and in-house, providing counsel to corporate clients.

Jenni speaks regularly at international conferences, on topics including competition law, dispute resolution, litigation and licensing. She holds an LLM from Helsinki University and speaks Finnish, Swedish, English, German and some Italian. Based in Espoo, Finland, when Jenni is not working she enjoys spending time with her family and enjoying the Finnish countryside.

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Durga Malladi

Durga Malladi is Senior Vice President and General Manager, 4G/5G in Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. Durga joined Qualcomm in 1998 as a Senior Engineer. Over the past 20 years, he has worked on 3G...

Durga Malladi is Senior Vice President and General Manager, 4G/5G in Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. Durga joined Qualcomm in 1998 as a Senior Engineer. Over the past 20 years, he has worked on 3G and 4G technologies, and was the Project Engineer of 4G LTE-Advanced in Qualcomm Research from 2008-15, responsible for features such as mobile broadband, Carrier Aggregation, HetNets, Relays, Dual Connectivity, Licensed Assisted Access (LAA), Internet of Things (eMTC, NB-IoT) and Cellular V2X. 

From 2015-18, he oversaw the 5G and Wi-Fi Wireless R&D projects, spanning Sub6 and Millimeter Wave bands, with applications in enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), Integrated Access and Backhaul systems, Unlicensed / Shared Spectrum Access, Massive IoT (mIoT), Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC), Industrial IoT, 5G based Vehicular Communications (C-V2X) and evolution of Wi-Fi beyond 802.11ax. The responsibilities spanned system design, standardization, prototype testbeds, pre-commercial vendor inter-operability tests and trials. 

As SVP & GM 4G/5G, he is responsible for cellular modem and location businesses, baseband and transceiver modem technology roadmap, features, software products, and infrastructure and operator commercial engagements. He drives the overall 5G roadmap and solutions across business units, spanning Mobile, Industrial, Enterprise and Automotive segments. 

He is the recipient of Qualcomm’s IP Excellence Award, Qualcomm Distinguished Contributor Award for Project Leadership and Upendra Patel Achievement Awards for Outstanding Contributions to HSPA and LTE. 

Durga holds a B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and an M.S and Ph.D. from UCLA. His research interests include Signal Processing, Communication Theory and Artificial Intelligence. He is a member of IEEE and holds 440 U.S. patents. 

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Jeanette Manfra

Jeanette Manfra serves as the Assistant Director for Cybersecurity for the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Ms. Manfra leads the Department...

Jeanette Manfra serves as the Assistant Director for Cybersecurity for the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Ms. Manfra leads the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) mission of protecting and strengthening the nation’s critical infrastructure against cyber threats.

Previously, Ms. Manfra served as Assistant Secretary for the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C) for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) before the agency became CISA on November 16, 2018. Prior to this position, Ms. Manfra served as Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity and Director for Strategy, Policy, and Plans for NPPD.  

Ms. Manfra also served as Senior Counselor for Cybersecurity to the Secretary of Homeland Security and Director for Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity on the National Security Council staff at the White House. 

At DHS, she held multiple positions in the Cybersecurity Division, including advisor for the Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications and Deputy Director, Office of Emergency Communications, during which time she led the Department’s efforts in establishing the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network. 

Before joining DHS, Jeanette served in the U.S. Army as a communications specialist and a Military Intelligence Officer.  

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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 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.

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. degree 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, is a Phi Beta Kappa, and she also received an honorary LL.D. from Kenyon in 1995.

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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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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...

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).

He has given expert testimony before the competition authorities and courts of several EU member states, as well as in cases before the European Commission. Dr. Padilla has submitted written testimony to the European General Court, and the UK Competition Appeals Tribunal in cartel, merger control and abuse of dominance cases. He has also given expert testimony in various civil litigation (damages), international arbitration cases, and competition cases in non-EU jurisdictions (Argentina, Chile, China, Colombia, India, Israel, Jamaica, South Africa and Turkey).

Dr. Padilla has written numerous papers on competition policy and industrial organization in the Antitrust Bulletin, the Antitrust Law Journal, the Economic Journal, the European Competition Journal, the European Competition Law 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

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Brian Pomper

Brian A. Pomper offers public policy, political and strategic business advice to Fortune 500 and other companies, with a focus on international trade and intellectual property. Mr. Pomper formerly...

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

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

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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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Tom Willard

Willard K. Tom is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Antitrust Practice and has practiced antitrust for more than 35 years. He has served as the General Counsel of the FTC, Deputy Director of the Bureau...

Willard K. Tom is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Antitrust Practice and has practiced antitrust for more than 35 years. He has served as the General Counsel of the FTC, Deputy Director of the Bureau of Competition, Head of the Bureau's policy office, and Counselor to the head of the Antitrust Division of DOJ.  While at the Division, he was one of the two principal authors of the 1995 DOJ/FTC IP Licensing Guidelines.

Will has been a member of the District of Columbia Federal Judicial Nominations Commission, the Councils of both the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law and its Section of Business Law, the American Law Institute, and the Administrative Conference of the United States. He has spoken at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN); the Asian Competition Forum; the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); OECD Korea; a workshop for Chinese antitrust judges; the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA); the Intellectual Property Owners; the ABA Sections of Antitrust Law, Business Law, and International Law; FTC/DOJ joint workshops; the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI); the Practicing Law Institute (PLI); and various events in London, Brussels, Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Seoul, Taipei, and Tokyo.

He received a National Law Journal Mergers & Acquisitions and Antitrust Trailblazer Award in 2018, an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018, and a National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Daniel K. Inouye Trailblazer Award in 2017.

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Christopher Yoo

Christopher S. Yoo is the John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer & Information Science and the Founding Director of the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition...

Christopher S. Yoo is the John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer & Information Science and the Founding Director of the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition at the University of Pennsylvania. Repeatedly recognized as one of the most cited scholars in intellectual property and administrative and regulatory law, he is the author of five books and over one hundred scholarly articles. His major research projects include comparing due process in antitrust enforcement practices in China, Europe, and the U.S.; analyzing these jurisdictions’ responses to big data; assessing antitrust liability for high-tech platforms; and analyzing the technical determinants of optimal interoperability. He is also building innovative joint degree programs designed to produce a new generation of professionals with advanced training in both law and engineering. 

Before entering the academy, Professor Yoo clerked for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the Supreme Court of the United States and Judge A. Raymond Randolph of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and practiced law with the D.C. firm of Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells) under the supervision of now-Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. He is frequently called to testify before the U.S. Congress, Federal Communications Commission, Federal Trade Commission, foreign governments, and international organizations. He is currently serving as a member of the Federal Communication Commission’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee and the Board of Advisers for the American Law Institute’s Project on Principles of Law for Data Privacy and the Restatement of Principles for a Data Economy.

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