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Workshop on National and International Intellectual Property Practices and Policies:
Assessing the Impact of Political, Economic and Technological Pressures

The Lecture Room
National Academy of Sciences
2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC

December 11, 2015


How are technological changes, social and political pressures, and economic forces changing policies and practices surrounding intellectual property in emerging markets, such as Brazil, India, and China? What are the implications for the United States?
8:30 AMCoffee and Breakfast Available
8:45 AMWelcome
Alan Wolff, Co-chair, Innovation Policy Forum 
8:50 AMIntroductory Remarks
Richard Johnson, Chair of the Workshop Planning Committee
9:00 AM

Panel I: Trends in Emerging Markets, IP, and Technology

  • Moderator: Richard Johnson, Global Helix LLC
  • Speakers:
    • Trends in Economic Growth, Exports, and Trade in Emerging Markets
      Simon Johnson, MIT and Peterson Institute
    • Economic Growth and the Service Sector in Emerging Markets (View Presentation)
      Ejaz Ghani, World Bank
    • Technological Changes (View Presentation)
      Gary Marchant, Arizona State University
    • Free Trade Agreements (View Presentation)
      Thomas Bollyky, Council on Foreign Relations
9:45 AMBreak
10:00 AMPanel II: The Impact of Social and Political Trends on IP
  • Moderator: E. William Colglazier, AAAS
  • Speakers:
    • New Climate Policies and Technology Transfer (View Presentation)
      Devinder Mahajan, Stony Brook University/Brookhaven National Laboratory
    • The New Politics of Pharmaceutical Patents in Developing Countries (View Presentation)
      Ken Shadlen, London School of Economics and Political Science
    • Open-Source Science, Big Data, and Collaborative Innovation (View Presentation)
      Katherine Strandburg, NYU School of Law
    • New Technologies, Fairness, and Cross Border Issues (View Presentation)
      Margo Bagley, University of Virginia School of Law
11:15 AMQ&A
11:30 AMPanel III: Roundtable on Regional and Global Changes
  • Moderator: Q. Todd Dickinson, Novak Druce Connolly Bove & Quigg, LLP
  • Panelists:
    • Peter Yu, Texas A&M University School of Law
    • Nicholas Vonortas, George Washington University
    • Aisha Salem, IP Attache for the Middle East & North Africa, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (U.S. PTO)
    • Michael Lewis, IP Attache for Mexico, Central America & the Caribbean, U.S. PTO
    • Don Townsend, IP Attache for Russia & the Commonwealth of Independent States, U.S. PTO
12:30 PMQ&A
12:45 PMWorking Lunch
1:30 PMPanel IV: Global Pressures and the Economics of Intellectual Property 
  • Moderator: William Bonvillian, MIT
  • Speakers:
    • The Significance of IP Chapters in Recent Regional Trade Agreements (View Presentation)
      Keith Maskus, University of Colorado
    • Emerging Models of Patent Ownership (View Presentation)
      Timothy Simcoe, Boston University
    • IPR and Global Technology Markets (View Presentation)
      Daniel Lederman, World Bank
2:30 PMQ&A
2:45 PMBreak
3:00 PMPanel V: IP Institutions and Technological Change
  • Moderator: Brian Kahin, CCIA and University of Washington (View Presentation)
  • Speakers:
    • Private and State Interests in High Tech IP
      William Janeway, Warburg Pincus
    • The Role of Government Incentives and Subsidies
      Nicholas Vonortas, George Washington University
    • Information Technology and Biotechnology Challenges to IP Frameworks
      Arti Rai,Duke University School of Law/Duke Center for Innovation Policy 
4:00 PMQ&A
4:15 PMPanel VI: Final Roundtable: What are the Implications for the U.S.?
  • Moderator: Richard Johnson
  • Panelists: 
    • Walter Valdivia, Brookings Institution
    • Alan Marco, U.S PTO
    • Rodney Ludema, U.S. State Department
5:15 PMAdjourn