Cutting-edge policy issues at the intersection of Innovation, Intellectual Property, and Competition.
April 5th, Washington, D.C.
Scholars, policy makers, and industry experts discussed cutting-edge policy issues at the intersection of Innovation, Intellectual Property, and Competition.
Together they explored broad topics of geopolitical race for technology leadership, the importance of standards leadership for national security, the role of policy pillars such as IP and how they intersect with big-tech and antitrust, and the overlap of IP/R&D leadership with the current semiconductor supply chain focus.
Keynote: The Current Geopolitical Technology Landscape: Challenges and Opportunities
Ambassador Susan C. Schwab
Innovation, Standards, and National Security
As the global race to innovation in critical technology areas continues, leadership in key technologies and standards is a high priority for the economic growth and technology sovereignty goals of every major nation-state today.
What are the key challenges the US and other allies are facing in today’s global standards race?
Hon. Judge Paul Michel
Hon. Ellen Lord
Hon. Katharina McFarland
Hon. John J. Hamre
Technology Standards: Maintaining a Global Rules Based Ecosystem
For decades, global technology standards have enabled a thriving, innovative, and competitive ecosystem. As the geopolitical race for leadership in critical technology standards expands, it is imperative to maintain an open, consensus-driven, and rules-based approach to developing and maintaining global standards.
Why is it important to maintain our system of global standards development? What are the challenges to these institutions? What is needed to encourage robust continued participation in global standards?
Joshua D. Schmidt
Daniel H. Rosen
Fireside Chat: The Future of Innovation Leadership, Competition, and Economic Opportunity
Where do the priorities of innovation, economic growth, and diversity intersect with Intellectual Property and Competition goals? Are we on the right path?
Hon. Kathleen O’Malley
Hon. David Kappos
Competition and Intellectual Property: How to Create a Diverse Innovation Ecosystem?
Recent policy efforts have underscored the priority of enabling innovation from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). At the same time, several policy efforts are also aimed at weakening the Intellectual Property rights that enable SMEs, start-ups, and inventors to protect their ideas and compete.
Why is the relationship between competition and IP so complicated and what can be done to level the playing field?
Professor Jonathan Barnett
Hon. Deanna Tanner Okun
Semiconductor Supply Chain and Intellectual Property: What’s the Nexus?
Just as the world has become more dependent on semiconductors than ever before, global supply chain vulnerabilities and the recent chip shortage have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and geopolitical conflict.
Building resiliency and maintaining leadership in semiconductor technology is critical. What is the role of IP and R&D in reaching those key objectives?