Workshop on Promoting Innovation

The Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Commerce's United States and Trademark Office is holding a joint public workshop on the intersection of patent policy and competition policy and its implications for promoting innovation. The workshop will be held on May 26, 2010, at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, 600 Dulany Street, Madison Building Auditorium, Alexandria, Va. The workshop will begin at 9 am and seating will be limited.

Press release

Workshop on Promoting Innovation - Agenda

The morning session includes welcoming remarks from the Director of the USPTO, David Kappos and Panels 1 and 2. The afternoon session begins with Commissioner Edith Ramirez of the Federal Trade Commission and includes Panel 3 and the wrap-up Discussion. See the agenda below for more details.

Transcript: The Intersection of Competition Policy and Patent Policy: Implications for Promoting Innovation, May 26, 2010

Summary of Commentary at the Intersection of Competition Policy and Patent Policy Symposium