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Monday, November 19, 2012

Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice to Hold Workshop on Patent Assertion Entity Activities

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Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice to Hold Workshop on Patent Assertion Entity Activities.

The workshop will take place at the FTC’s satellite conference center at 601
New Jersey Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST on Dec.
10, 2012. Additional participants will be added to the agenda as they are
confirmed.  Updates to the agenda will be posted on the FTC and Department of
Justice
websites. The workshop will include the following panels,
presentations and confirmed participants:

9:00 a.m. – Opening Remarks:
FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz

SESSION A: FRAMEWORK

9:15 a.m. – Lecture 1: Introduction to PAE
Activity

            Colleen Chien, Assistant
Professor of Law, Santa Clara University School of  Law

9:35 a.m. – Lecture 2: Introduction to PAE
Licensing

            Carl Shapiro, Transamerica
Professor of Business Strategy, University of  California at Berkeley, Walter A.
Hass School of Business

10:05 a.m. – Q & A with Professors Chien and Shapiro

BREAK (10:20 - 10:30 a.m.)

10:30 a.m. – Panel
1: Realities of Licensing and Litigation Practices

  • Cynthia Bright, Associate General Counsel, IP Litigation and Public Policy,
    Hewlett-Packard
  • Scott Burt, Vice President & Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Mosaid
    Technologies Inc.
  • John Desmarais, Partner, Desmarais LLP; Founder, Round Rock Research LLC
  • Peter Detkin, Founder and Vice-Chairman, Intellectual Ventures
  • Sarah Guichard, Vice President of Patent & Standards Strategy, Research
    In Motion (RIM)
  • Paul Melin, Chief Intellectual Property Officer, Nokia
  • Neal Rubin, Vice President Litigation, Cisco Systems Inc.
  • Alan Schoenbaum, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary,
    Rackspace Hosting
  • Mallun Yen, Executive Vice President, RPX Corporation

LUNCH (12:00 - 1:15 p.m.) 

1:15 p.m. – Remarks
            Stuart
Graham, Chief Economist, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

SESSION B: POTENTIAL EFFICIENCIES AND HARMS FROM PAE ACTIVITY: 
EFFECTS ON COMPETITION AND INNOVATION

1:45 p.m. – Academic Introduction to Potential Efficiencies from PAE
Activity

Panel 1: Potential Efficiencies from PAE Activity

  • Ron Epstein, CEO, Epicenter IP Group LLC
  • Anne Layne-Farrar, Vice President, Antitrust & Competition Economics
    Practice, Charles River Associates

Academic Introduction to Potential Harms from PAE
Activity

Panel 2: Potential Harms from PAE Activity

  • Thomas Ewing, Principal Consultant, Avancept LLC
  • Robin Feldman, Professor of Law, University of California Hastings College
    of the Law
  • Michael Meurer, Professor of Law and Abraham and Lillian Benton Scholar,
    Boston University School of Law
  • David Schwartz, Associate Professor of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
    Chicago-Kent College of Law

Panel 3:  Industry Reaction

BREAK (3:45 - 4:00 p.m.)

SESSION C:   HOW DOES ANTITRUST APPLY TO THE POTENTIAL EFFICIENCIES
AND HARMS GENERATED BY PAE ACTIVITY

4:00 p.m. – Academic Introduction
Phillip Malone,
Clinical Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Clinical Co-Director and Senior
Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Law School

4:20 p.m. – Panel Discussion

  • Logan Breed, Partner, Hogan Lovells
  • Susan Creighton, Partner, Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati PC
  • Hanno Kaiser, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Hill Wellford III, Partner, Bingham McCutchen LLP

5:00 p.m. – Q & A

5:20 p.m. – Closing Remarks: Acting Assistant Attorney General for
the Antitrust Division
Renata B. Hesse

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