Speakers at the Antitrust Intellectual Property Conference will include two members of the Federal Trade Commission, a member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors, the U.S. Department of Justice’s special counsel for intellectual property and other experts.
The conference will offer the latest insights on how the increasingly competitive and global race to acquire and assert IP rights affects corporate and legal strategies, and how antitrust enforcers respond.
Participants will examine key questions that bear directly on the technology industry: Should Google be considered a dangerous monopoly, or is competition just “a click away?” How will antitrust and IP rules apply to Open Source? What lies ahead for antitrust and IP in China? What is the future direction of the global market for patents? What are the latest antitrust challenges facing mergers in the technology and communications industry?
A highlight of the conference will be an Oxford-style debate on a central question that has captured the attention of Congress and antitrust enforcers worldwide: Does Google hurt competition? The debate will feature teams of experienced lawyers on both sides of this issue and an electronic vote by the audience before and after the debate.
Stanford Law School, Paul Brest Hall, 555 Salvatierra Walk, Stanford, Calif.
- William Kovacic, FTC commissioner
- Edith Ramirez, FTC commissioner
- Carl Shapiro, President’s Council of Economic Advisors
- Frances Marshall, special counsel for intellectual property, U.S. Department of Justice
- Peter Detkin, founder and vice-chairman, Intellectual Ventures
- Dana Wagner, general counsel, Square
- Mallun Yen, executive vice president and general counsel, RPX Corp.
- Steve Mutkoski, director of standards and interoperability, Microsoft Corp.
The conference brochure provides a complete list of programs and speakers.
There is no charge for media covering this event. For media credentialing and conference materials, or to interview speakers, please contact Ira Pilchen, email@example.com, or 312-988-5743.
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