LeadershIP EU

September 25, 2017 | The Steigenberger, Brussels

LeadershIP EU will take a fresh look at the evolving international IP and Antitrust policy issues in both the United States and the European Union.

The LeadershIP global network is comprised of industry experts, thought leaders, and policymakers with diverse viewpoints but with a common goal of engaging with their colleagues in an open-minded dialogue based on rigorous empirical research and analysis for informed policymaking.

Event Agenda

8:30am – 9:00am

Registration and Breakfast

9:00am – 9:45am

Welcome Remarks & Keynote Address

9:45am – 11:00am

“Law, Policy and the EU Vision for 5G and IoT”
The panel will focus on the technical and business challenges for future technologies such as 5G and IoT, the role of technology standards for realizing the vision of these technologies, and licensing models that enable industries reliant on technology standards, including SMEs, startups, and new businesses.

Speakers:
Didier Patry General Manager, France Brevets
Mattias Schneider Senior Licensing Manager, Audi
Richard Vary Partner, Bird & Bird

11:00am – 11:15am

Break

11:15am – 12:30pm

“SSOs and IPR Policies: Their Role in Realizing Future Technologies”
Panelists will discuss the goals and impact of SSO IPR policies towards incentivizing investment in development of new technologies. The panel will also analyze pros and cons of alternative business models -- cooperative SSOs, proprietary technologies, open source, etc. -- for generating new technologies.

Speakers:
Jorge Padilla Senior Managing Director and Head, Compass Lexecon Europe
Bardo Schettini Gherardini Director of Legal Affairs, European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC)
Gregory Sidak Founder and Chairman, Criterion Economics, L.L.C.

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Lunch

1:30pm – 2:45pm

“Disputes: The Role of Courts and Antitrust Agencies in FRAND Related Commercial Developments in the EU and Beyond”
The panel will review the recent FRAND related developments in the courts across Europe, and the interplay with antitrust law and policy in commercial disputes, as well as the impact of Antitrust Guidelines and decisions for Licensing of IPR in non-EU jurisdictions.

Speakers:
Antonio Nicita Commissioner, Italian Communications Regulatory Authority (AGCOM) 
Ms. Zhao Qishan Director of Intellectual Property, ZTE Corporation
Koren Wong-Ervin Director, Global Antitrust Institute at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

2:45pm –3:00pm

Break

3:00pm – 4:15pm

“International Antitrust Developments: Impact on EU”
The panel will focus on the global impact of developments in antitrust enforcement and policy relevant to standardization and IPR. This includes the role that antitrust policy plays in promoting industrial and trade policy in jurisdictions around the world and how to address the potential impact on the European economy.

Speakers:
Paul Lugard Partner, Baker Botts
Daniel Sokol Professor, University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Pedro Velasco Martins Deputy Head of Unit for Public Procurement and Intellectual Property, Directorate-General for Trade of the European Commission

4:15pm – 4:45pm

Closing Remarks

5:00pm

Cocktail Reception

  *Additional speakers to be announced.

Speakers

Paul Lugard

Paul Lugard is a highly regarded EU and international competition lawyer. His practice focuses on complex merger review proceedings, investigations into alleged anticompetitive business practices...

Paul Lugard is a highly regarded EU and international competition lawyer. His practice focuses on complex merger review proceedings, investigations into alleged anticompetitive business practices and cartels. 

Over the past 20 years Mr. Lugard has successfully steered over 100 international mergers and joint ventures through the merger review process of the European Commission and government agencies around the world.  He has counseled some of the world's leading companies on strategic cooperation agreements, platform competition, distribution agreements, technology licensing agreements and standardization. 

Mr. Lugard was a senior vice president and the Head of Antitrust of Royal Philips Electronics  from 2005 until 2012.

Mr. Lugard is active in the development of international competition policy.  He is the Chair of the ICC Competition Commission and serves as a European Commission Non-Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network (ICN) and as Vice Chair of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD.  From 2011 until 2013 Mr. Lugard served as President of the Dutch Association for Competition law.

Mr. Lugard graduated in law in 1989 at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands and in 1990 at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium.

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Jorge Padilla

Dr. Jorge Padilla is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Compass Lexecon Europe. ...

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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Bardo Schettini Gherardini

Bardo Schettini Gherardini is the Director Legal Affairs in the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC). ...

Bardo Schettini Gherardini is the Director Legal Affairs in the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC).

Bardo graduated in European law at the law faculty of the University of Florence (Italy) and in International law at University of Aix-Marseille III (France).  Prior to joining CEN and CENELEC Bardo dealt with European law and EU regulatory aspects linked to the implementation of EU legislation in the industrial field, firstly in a law cabinet and then for the American Chamber of Commerce in London, the Italian Chambers of Commerce in Brussels and - as “national detached expert” - the European Commission.

In his capacity of Director of the Legal Affairs Department in CEN and CENELEC, Bardo deals with all relevant legal matters affecting both organizations, including issues related to Intellectual Property Rights in the European standardization landscape.

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Daniel Sokol

D. Daniel Sokol is the University of Florida Research Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law and Senior Of Counsel at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati....

D. Daniel Sokol is the University of Florida Research Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law and Senior Of Counsel at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.  He is the co-editor of the first three volumes of the Global Competition Law and Economics book series (Stanford University Press), the Oxford Handbook of International Antitrust Economics Volumes 1and 2 (Oxford University Press, 2014), and the Global Antitrust Compliance Handbook (Oxford University Press 2014).  His most recent edited book is The Cambridge Handbook of Antitrust, Intellectual Property and High Tech (Cambridge University Press, 2017).  Daniel’s work has been published in law reviews and economics journals and spans numerous antitrust topics.  Daniel is also a non-governmental advisor to the International Competition Network for several working groups and is a frequent speaker to both practitioner and academic audiences globally.  In 2014, the Global Competition Review named Daniel the Antitrust Academic of the Year. 

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Richard Vary

Richard is a partner in Bird & Bird's Intellectual Property Practice and Tech and Comms sector Group, based in London. ...

Richard is a partner in Bird & Bird's Intellectual Property Practice and Tech and Comms sector Group, based in London.

Although he specializes in multijurisdictional electronics patent litigation, Richard has been involved in a wide range of international litigation and arbitration matters, from competition law to commercial  and tax disputes, as well as managing brand protection, trade marks, designs and copyright issues.

Richard has a particular focus on mobile telecommunications patent litigation and arbitration work, and most recently managed Nokia's patent litigation in the UK and Europe against Apple, which led to a successful settlement in May this year with Apple taking a royalty-bearing license to Nokia' patent portfolio and a log term business collaboration deal.   

Before joining Bird & Bird in 2016, Richard was the Vice President and Head of Litigation at Nokia, where he managed Nokia's global commercial litigation and was a member of Nokia's Legal & Compliance leadership team.  During his time at Nokia he managed cross border patent litigations between Nokia and KPN, IPCom, Apple, HTC, Blackberry and Viewsonic. He was heavily involved in the patent litigations with Qualcomm, having overall responsibility for the actions in China, and in the Nokia v Interdigital UK cases for which Bird & Bird was awarded the Patent Case of the year award by Managing Intellectual Property.   Richard managed Nokia's ground-breaking arbitrations on Standards Essential Patent valuations with Samsung and LG, and Nokia's competition law claim in the English court against the participants of the LCD and CRT screens cartels, a case identified by "The Lawyer" as one of the 20 most important cases in 2013.

Richard is a regular and well-regarded public speaker, particularly on issues such as cross-border patent litigation, the UPC and standard essential patents. He has been named twice in Managing IP's yearly list of the 50 most influential people in intellectual property and is regularly viewed as a corporate IP star by MIP.  In 2013 he was named 'In-House Counsel of the Year' by the Lawyer.

He sits part time as a District Judge in London and the South East, and in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court.

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Koren Wong-Ervin

Koren W. Wong-Ervin is the Director of the Global Antitrust Institute (GAI) and an Adjunct Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law. She is also a Senior Expert and Researcher at...

Koren W. Wong-Ervin is the Director of the Global Antitrust Institute (GAI) and an Adjunct Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law. She is also a Senior Expert and Researcher at the Competition Law Center of China’s University of International Business and Economics. Prior to GAI, Ms. Wong-Ervin served as Counsel for Intellectual Property and International Antitrust in the Office of International Affairs at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, where she focused on issues at the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property. She also served as an Attorney Advisor to Federal Trade Commissioner Joshua D. Wright. Prior to working at the Commission, Ms. Wong-Ervin spent almost a decade in private practice, focusing on antitrust litigation and government investigations with a particular focus on issues affecting clients in the technology and financial industries.

Ms. Wong-Ervin is a frequent author and speaker on issues at the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property. She currently serves on the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Antitrust Law’s International Task Force and Due Process Task Force, and was previously co-chair of the ABA’s 2016 Antitrust in Asia Conference. From 2012 to 2015, she served as a vice chair of the Intellectual Property Committee within the Section of Antitrust Law. Prior to that, she served on the editorial boards of Antitrust Law Developments (7th edition), the leading two-volume antitrust treatise, and the 2003 Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments, an annual supplement to the fifth edition of the treatise. Ms. Wong-Ervin is also co-editor of Competition Policy International‘s North America Column.

Ms. Wong-Ervin graduated second in her class from the University of California, Hastings College of Law, where she was associate editor of the Hastings Law Review. She earned her BS degree magna cum laude in Political Science from Santa Clara University.

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