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Public Policy Forum on Coordination and Collusion in Standard Development Organizations – Governance and Antitrust Implications Thursday, October 25, 2018

Public Policy Forum on Coordination and Collusion in Standard Development Organizations – Governance and Antitrust Implications

Thursday, October 25, 2018

 

Top of the Hill Conference Center
Minutemen Ballroom—5th Floor
One Constitution Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20002

The Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law will host a Public Policy Forum on Coordination and Collusion in Standard Development Organizations – Governance and Antitrust Implications.  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 25, 2018  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 Ballroom starting at 10:30 a.m. with a buffet lunch commencing at 11:45 am.  Please see the full program agenda and registration instructions below.

The panel discussion will explore the proper application of antitrust law to Standard Setting Organizations (SSOs). Panelists will discuss antitrust implications of evolving forms of coordination among SSO participants, principles of good conduct in SSO governance and policy development, and the role of diversity and coordination among SSOs.  The event will also feature a presentation on a forthcoming study on the governance of Standard Development Organizations and their policies on intellectual property rights.

 


Thursday, October 25th

10:30 a.m.           Registration Check-in

11:00                     Introduction and Opening Remarks

Matthew L. Spitzer, Director, Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth and Howard and Elizabeth Chapman Professor, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law 

11:10                     "Making the Rules - The Governance of Standard Development Organizations and their Policies on Intellectual Property Rights"     
(Presentation of the results of a comparative study for the European Commission)

 

Justus Baron, Senior Research Associate, Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Pierre Larouche, Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, Université de Montréal            

11:45                     Buffet Lunch Available

12:00                     Panel Discussion on Antitrust and Collusion in Standard Setting Organizations

Moderator:  Justus Baron, Senior Research Associate, Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Andrew Finch, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice

David J. Kappos, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP; former Under Secretary of Commerce and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)


Bruce Kobayashi, Director, Bureau of Economics, U.S. Federal Trade Commission; Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

Suzanne Drennon Munck, Chief Counsel for Intellectual Property, Deputy Director, Office of Policy Planning, Federal Trade Commission

1:45                        Adjourn

To confirm your attendance please fill out the RSVP form at the following link

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https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SearleDCPolicy

 

If you have any questions please contact us at searlecenter@law.northwestern.edu

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/2018/09/public-policy-forum-on-coordination-and-collusion-in-standard-development-organizations-governance-a.html

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