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

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

Event Details

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.


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.

Hon. David Kappos

Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP; Former U.S. Undersecretary of Commerce for IP, Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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Gary Lauder

Managing Director, Lauder Partners LLC

Hon. Judge Paul Michel

Chief Judge (ret.), U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
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Jamie Simpson

Counsel Detailee from the USPTO to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Christopher A. Coons

Hon. Kathleen O’Malley

United States Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
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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.

Gordon Chang

Author, Commentator and Columnist, The Daily Beast

Chetan Sharma

CEO, Chetan Sharma Consulting

David Teece

Tusher Professor of Global Business, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
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Stephen Haber

Professor of Political Science and History, Stanford University

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.

Anne Layne-Farrar

Vice President, Charles River Associates

Hon. Deanna Tanner Okun

Managing Partner, Adduci Mastriani & Schaumberg LLP; Former Chair and Commissioner, U.S. International Trade Commission
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Andrew Tuck

Partner, Alston & Bird

Joshua Wright

Commissioner of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Professor of law at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School

Dr. Kirti Gupta

Executive Director, IP LeadershIP
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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.

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

Honorable Douglas Ginsburg

Senior Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for District of Columbia