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.
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
Hon. Judge Paul Michel
Hon. Kathleen O’Malley
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.
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.
Hon. Deanna Tanner Okun
Dr. Kirti Gupta
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.