Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Editor: D. Daniel Sokol
University of Florida
Levin College of Law

A Member of the Law Professor Blogs Network

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

The Law and Economics of Innovation

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

THE REGULATION OF INNOVATION AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

Friday, May 4, 2007
9 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

George Mason University School of Law
Arlington, Virginia

http://innovationforum.gmu.edu

The George Mason University School of Law and Microsoft Corporation announce the first in an annual series of conferences on The Law and Economics of Innovation. The series will bring together leading academics to present and discuss new scholarship touching on diverse aspects of a key question affecting the technology industry and the process of innovation. Each conference will conclude with a roundtable discussion among top technology industry representatives and regulators to begin to assess the concrete implications of the scholarship for the development of innovative industries.

The inaugural conference in the series, to be held on Friday, May 4th at George Mason University School of Law, will address the complex problem of regulation and how regulation fosters or impedes economic growth through innovation: How should a jurisdiction, particularly an emerging or developing economy, approach its IP or its antitrust regime if it seeks to maximize economic growth to optimize the role of innovation in growth?

REGISTRATION:

Registration is free of charge but space is limited. To register, click here.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM:

8:30am   Registration & Welcome Coffee
9:00am   Welcome Remarks
9:15am   Keynote Address:  Robert D. Cooter, University of California at Berkeley School of Law

9:45am   Panel 1:  Some Economics of Innovation
              - Marco Iansiti, Harvard Business School
              - Stan J. Liebowitz, University of Texas/Dallas School of Management
              - Stephen E. Margolis, North Carolina State College of  Management
              - Moderated by Bruce H. Kobayashi, George Mason School of Law

11:00am  Panel 2:  Regulatory Reform
              - Howard A. Shelanski, University of California at Berkeley School of Law
              - Douglas G. Lichtman, University of Chicago Law School
              - Moderated by Randal Picker, University of Chicago Law School

12:00pm  Lunch in the Atrium

1:00pm   Panel 3:  Antitrust, Innovation and Economic Growth
              - Daniel F. Spulber, Kellogg School of Management
              - Keith N. Hylton, Boston University School of Law
              - Joshua D. Wright, George Mason School of Law
              - Moderated by Jonathan B. Baker, American University Washington College of Law

2:45pm   Industry/Regulator Roundtable Discussion
              - Gerald F. Masoudi, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice, Antitrust
                Division
              - David A. Heiner, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Antitrust Group, Microsoft
                Corporation
              - Others TBD
              - Moderated by Ronald A. Cass, Dean Emeritus, Boston University School of Law

4:00pm   Closing Reception

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/2007/04/the_law_and_eco.html

| Permalink

TrackBack URL for this entry:

http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341bfae553ef00d8342b751a53ef

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference The Law and Economics of Innovation:

» The Law and Economics of Innovation from University Update
[Read More]

Tracked on Apr 4, 2007 11:04:38 AM

Comments

Post a comment