Innovation Policy and the Role of Standards, IP, and Antitrust

September 10, 2020

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The interagency panel featured NIST Director Dr. Walter Copan, USPTO Director Andrei Iancu, and DOJ Antitrust Division’s AAG Makan Delrahim, and was moderated by former USPTO Director David Kappos. Each provided remarks on the major shifts in the IP and specifically the SEP/FRAND policy debate, tying the common themes across the joint USPTO-DOJ-NIST statement published in Dec 2019, recent international cases including Unwired Planet v. Huawei (UK) & Sisvel v. Haier (Germany), the FTC v. Qualcomm 9th circuit decision, and the update to the DOJ IEEE BRL released on September 10th.

September 10, 2020

Innovation Policy and the Role of Standards, IP, and Antitrust

The esteemed panel discussed the role of IP, Antitrust, and Standards policies towards a broader innovation policy framework, highlight recent developments such as the Joint PTO-DOJ-NIST Policy Statement on Remedies for Standards Essential Patents (SEPs), and explore other potential initiatives.

Andrei Iancu

Former Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director, US Patent Trademark Office (USPTO)
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Makan Delrahim

Assistant Attorney General, US Department of Justice (USDOJ), Antitrust Division

Walter Copan

Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

David Kappos

Partner, Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP, Former Under Secretary of Commerce and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)