Office of Policy and External Affairs: 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.

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Workshop on Promotiong Innovation - Webcast and Agenda

To view the May 26, 2010 Workshop on Promoting Innovation click below. 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.

Morning session

Afternoon session

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


Welcoming Remarks - 9 - 9:30 a.m.

David Kappos, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Christine Varney, Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, Department of Justice

Aneesh Chopra, U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Executive Office of the President

PANEL 1: The Patent Application Backlog: The Competitive Challenges for Innovators - 9:30 - 11 a.m.

John F. Duffy, Oswald Symister Colclough Research Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School

Josh Makower, M.D., Founder & CEO, ExploraMed Development LLC

Michael Meurer, Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law

Richard T. Ogawa, Esq., Ogawa P.C.

Scott Stern, Joseph and Carole Levy Professor, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and Visiting Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management

PANEL 2: Permanent Injunction in the District Courts and ITC: Effects on Competition and Innovation - 11:15 - 12:45 p.m.

Bernard J. Cassidy, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Tessera Technologies Inc.

Colleen Chien, Assistant Professor of Law, Santa Clara Law

Alice A. Kipel, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Christine McDaniel, Economic Adviser to Chairman Shara L. Aranoff, U.S. International Trade Commission

William Barr, former General Counsel, Verizon Communications Inc.

Emily Ward, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, eBay Inc.

Introductory Remarks - 2:15 - 2:30 p.m.

Edith Ramirez, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

PANEL 3: Standard Setting, Patent Rights, and Competition Policy - 2:30 - 4 p.m.

Mark Chandler, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Cisco Systems Inc.

Patrick Gallagher, Director, National Institute of Standards &Technology, Department of Commerce

Brian Kahin, Senior Fellow, Computer & Communication Industry Association

Anne Layne-Farrar, Director, LECG

Amy A. Marasco, General Manager, Standards Strategy, Microsoft Corp.

A. Douglas Melamed, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Intel Corp.

WRAP-UP DISCUSSION - 4:15 - 5:15 p.m.

Carl Shapiro, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Economic Analysis, Antitrust Division, Department of Justice

Joseph Farrell, Director, Bureau of Economics, Federal Trade Commission

Stuart Graham, Chief Economist, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office