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Symposium on
Management of Intellectual Property in Standard-Setting Processes
October 3-4, 2012
Lecture Room, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
AGENDA


Wednesday, October 3rd
Part One: Institutional and National Diversity


8:30

Welcome & Introduction: Keith Maskus, University of Colorado 
 

8:45

Keynote: Stuart Graham, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
 

9:15

Session 1: Policies, Practices, and Experience of Leading Standards Organizations
Chair:  Tim Simcoe, Boston University
Presentation:  Rudi Bekkers, Eindhoven University of Technology, and 
Andy Updegrove, Gesmer Updegrove, LLP [Commissioned Paper] [Presentation]
Discussants:
Fiona Scott-Morton, U.S. Department of Justice [Presentation]
Dirk Weiler, European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) [Presentation]
John Kelly, JEDEC Solid State Technology Association [Presentation]
 
10:45 Break
 
11:00
Session 2: Standards Processes and IP Treatment in Emerging Economies
Chair:  Richard Suttmeier, University of Oregon, ret.
Presentations:  China - Danny Breznitz, Georgia Institute of Technology [Commissioned Paper] [Presentation]
India - Thammaiah Ramakrishna, National Law University, Bangalore [Commissioned Paper] [Presentation]
Brazil - Denis Barbosa, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro [Commissioned Paper] [Presentation]
Discussants: 
Julia Doherty, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
Mark Cohen, Fordham University Law School
Kent Baker, Consultant
 
12:30
Lunch
 
1:30
Session 3: E-government Procurement Policies in the US, EU, and Japan
Chair:  Amy Marasco, Microsoft
Presentation: Laura DeNardis, American University [Commissioned Paper] [Presentation]
Discussants:             
Naomi Voegtli, SAP [Presentation]
Mary Saunders, National Institute of Standards and Technology [Presentation]


Part Two: Structural and Policy Issues in IP Management in the Standards Context


3:00

 Break
 
3:15 Session 4:  SDO-Patent Office Cooperation and Information-Sharing
Chair: Rudi Bekkers
Panelists:
Michael Goudelis, European Patent Office [Presentation]
Dirk Weiler [Presentation]
George Willingmyre, GTW Associates [Commissioned Paper] [Presentation]
 

4:45

Session 5:  Standard-Essential Patents and U.S. International Trade Commission Litigation 
Chair:  David Goodman, Polytechnic Institute of New York University
Presentations:
Colleen Chien, University of Santa Clara Law School [Presentation]
Richard Gilbert, University of California at Berkeley [Presentation]
Discussant: Suzanne Munck, Federal Trade Commission
 

6:00

Adjourn 


Thursday, October 4th  

8:30

Introduction:  Keith Maskus
 
Keynote: Howard Shelanski, Federal Trade Commission
 
9:00
Session 6: Standards Development in Emerging Technologies
Chair:  Richard Gilbert, University of California at Berkeley
Presentations:  
Bioinformatics - Jorge Contreras American University Law School [Commissioned Paper] [Presentation]
Nanotechnology - Ajit Jillavenkatesa, National Institute of Standards and Technology [Commissioned Paper] [Presentation]
Synthetic Biology - Andrew Torrance, University of Kansas [Commissioned Paper] [Presentation]
Green Building Materials - Jorge Contreras [Commissioned Paper] [Presentation]
Discussant:
Arti Rai, Duke University Law School [Comments]
 
10:30 Break
 
10:45
Session 7: Transfer of Patents and Obligations
Chair: Sandy Block, IBM
Presentation: Jay Kesan, University of Illinois Law School [Commissioned Paper] [Presentation]
Discussants:
Gil Ohana, Cisco
Scott Peterson, Google
Claudia Tapia, Research in Motion [Presentation]
 

12:15

Session 8: Open Forum
Chair: Ollie Smoot, Past President, International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 
 
This session is intended to give stakeholders an opportunity to comment further on issues on the agenda or raise new issues regarding IP in standards for the committee’s consideration.
 
Comments:
Monica Barone, American Intellectual Property Law Association [Comments]
Dan Bart, Valley View Corporation [Presentation]
Carter Eltzroth, Helikon.net [Presentation]
Keith Mallinson, WiseHarbor
[Comments]
Tim Molino, Business Software Alliance (BSA)
Brian Pomper, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
 
1:15
Closing Remarks:   Keith Maskus
 
1:30
Adjourn