Friday, September 30, 2016

Public Policy Forum on the Forthcoming FTC Report on Patent Assertion Entities Thursday, October 13, 2016

 The Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law will host a Public Policy Forum on the Forthcoming FTC Report on Patent Assertion Entities.  This lunch-time forum event will be held at Top of the Hill in Washington D.C. (One Constitution Ave., NE, Washington DC) on Thursday, October 13, 2016.  There is no registration fee for this widely attended event that is sponsored by the Searle Center.

The forum will begin with registration in the Top of the Hill Minuteman Ballroom starting at 11:00 a.m. with a buffet lunch commencing at 11:30am, followed by an esteemed panel discussion on this important and timely report.

The goal of this forum is to examine the legal, regulatory, and economic implications of the recently released FTC report on Patent Assertion Entities. The panelists will delve into the policy implications of the report’s findings, as well as the report’s methodology and the inherent strengths and limitations of the findings.  

Panelists will include:
Hon. Douglas H. Ginsburg
Senior Judge
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
 Professor of Law
Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

Mark A. Lemley
William H. Neukom Professor of Law
Stanford Law School
Suzanne Drennon Munck
Chief Counsel for Intellectual Property,
Deputy Director, Office of Policy Planning
U.S. Federal Trade Commission

Anne Layne-Farrar
Vice President
Charles River Associates
 David L. Schwartz
Professor of Law
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law (moderator)
Matthew L. Spitzer
Howard and Elizabeth Chapman Professor
Director, Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

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Looking forward to it!

Posted by: Kathi Cover | Oct 11, 2016 7:10:23 AM

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