LeadershIP 2019

March 26, 2019 | Washington, D.C.

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-NC)

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. 

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, Innovaiton Alliance
David Teece, Tusher Professor of Global Business at the 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.  

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.

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?  

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. 

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



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