LeadershIP 2024

April 9th, 2024, Washington DC


Event Details

Join us for the LeadershIP 2024 conference, hosted at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington D.C. on April 09, 2024.

Scholars, policy makers, and industry experts will analyze and debate topics such as the geopolitical competition for technology leadership, innovation in emerging technologies, and the intersection of intellectual property and innovation policy with economic and national security.


Speakers announced soon!

9:00am – 9:30am

Welcome Address

9:30am -10:45am

National Security: Innovation, Intellectual Property, and International Competitiveness

The ongoing global IP policy developments are impacting U.S. technological and economic competitiveness. From March-In rights to Standards Essential Patents (SEPs), how do these developments impact the U.S. industries from biopharmaceuticals to wireless communications to semiconductors?

11:00am – 12:15pm

Intellectual Property and Artificial Intelligence

The Artificial Intelligence revolution has raised key questions that society has yet to answer, from pending litigation over training data ownership to questions around AI inventorship. This panel explores the pressing issues at the intersection of AI and IP relating to patents, copyrights, and trademarks.

1:15pm – 2:30pm

Architecting the Future: Call to Action for Innovation Policy

There are several legislative proposals on the table today affecting IP, antitrust, and competition. Is more (or less) needed to establish a holistic innovation policy regime that prepares us for the future?

2:45pm – 4:00pm

The Geopolitical Technology Landscape: Challenges and Opportunities

National security priorities and technological leadership are inextricably linked. What can innovation, intellectual property, and competition policies do to help with these priorities?

4:00pm – 4:30pm

Closing Remarks