LeadershIP 2017

March 27, 2017 | Washington, D.C.

LeadershIP 2017 addressed the global legal and economic policy issues at the intersection of IP and Antitrust and their impact on international businesses.

LeadershIP brought together a broad network of experts, thought leaders, and policymakers with diverse viewpoints to engage in a research-based dialogue to drive informed policy making. 

Presentation and discussion topics for this year’s event included potential new patent legislation, standard setting organizations’ IP policies, various national antitrust guidelines for licensing of IP, and due process and comity principles in antitrust enforcement.

Event Agenda

8:30am – 9:00am

Registration and Breakfast

9:00am – 9:30am

Welcome Remarks by Mark Snyder Senior Vice President and Patent Counsel, Qualcomm, Inc.

Opening Remarks by Honorable Paul Michel Retired Chief Judge United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

9:30am – 10:45am

“IP Policy in the New Administration”

Patent legislation changes of various flavors have been an active topic of heated debate and discussion since the American Invents Act (AIA) in 2011, which already involved many sweeping reforms. This panel takes a fresh look at the topic, and discusses the potential priorities of the new administration.

Panelists:
F. Scott Kieff Commissioner, U.S. International Trade Commission
Mark Lemley Professor, Stanford Law School; Director, Program in Law, Science and Technology at Stanford Law School
Dan Schneider Executive Director, American Conservative Union
Deanna Tanner Okun Partner, Adduci Mastriani & Schaumberg; former Chairperson, U.S. International Trade Commission

Moderator:
Honorable Paul Michel Retired Chief Judge United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

10:45am – 11:00am

Break

11:00am – 12:15pm

“Exploring the Role of SSOs and the Effects of IPR Policies”

This panel explores the role that cooperative SSOs play in the development of new technologies in today’s interconnected world, and the role that IPR policies play in fostering the institution of cooperative standard setting.

Panelists:
Paul Nikolich Partner, YAS Broadband Friends LLC; Chairman of 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Jorge Padilla Senior Managing Director and Head, Compass Lexecon Europe
Jonas Sundborg President and CTO, Alands Telefonandelslag; Former Chairman of the Board, European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)
David Teece Professor of Business Administration, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley; Director, Tusher Center for the Management of Intellectual Capital at Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Moderator:
Nicolas Petit Professor, University of Liège School of Law

12:15pm – 1:15pm

Lunch

2:00pm – 3:15pm

“International Antitrust Challenges"

With over a hundred new antitrust agencies opening their offices globally in just the last couple of decades, international businesses face unique and unprecedented challenges in navigating the “thicket” of diverse antitrust laws, norms, and practices. What can US, EU, and the global antitrust community do to relieve some uncertainty for businesses and foster competition?

Panelists:
Jean-François Bellis Founding partner, Van Bael & Bellis
Ashok Chawla Chancellor, TERI University; Former Chairperson, Competition Commission of India
Andy Chen Professor, Chung Yuan Christian University; Former Commissioner, Taiwan Fair Trade Commission
William Kovacic Professor, George Washington University Law School; Director, Competition Law Center at George Washington University Law School; Former Chairperson, U.S. Federal Trade Commission

Moderator:
Thomas Barnett Partner, Covington & Burling LLP; Former Assistant Attorney General Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice

3:15pm – 3:30pm

Break

3:30pm – 4:45pm

“Intersection between IP and Antitrust: Standards and SEPs"

This panel discusses the evolving issues at the intersection of IP and Antitrust, including SSOs, FRAND, available remedies for SEPs, and the Antitrust guidelines for licensing of IPR that have been issued recently by a number of agencies including Canada, China, Japan, Korea, as well as the updated DOJ guidelines.

Panelists:
Alan Devlin Acting Deputy Director, Bureau of Competition, U.S. Federal Trade Commission
Honorable Douglas Ginsburg Senior Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
Aviv Nevo Professor, University of Pennsylvania; Former Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division.
John Taladay Partner and Co-Chair of Antitrust & Competition Law Practice, Baker Botts LLP

Moderator:
Koren Wong-Ervin Adjunct Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University; Director, Global Antitrust Institute at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

4:45pm – 5:00pm

Closing Remarks

5:00pm

Cocktail Reception

Speakers

Thomas Barnett

Thomas Barnett is co-chair of the global Antitrust & Consumer Law Practice Group at Covington & Burling.  He specializes in antitrust and competition law practice and works closely...

Thomas Barnett is co-chair of the global Antitrust & Consumer Law Practice Group at Covington & Burling.  He specializes in antitrust and competition law practice and works closely with the firm’s white collar practice on criminal antitrust enforcement and investigative matters.  He recently served as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division.  He headed the Antitrust Division from 2005 to 2008, having previously served in the Division as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Enforcement from 2004 to 2005.  

Prior to 2004, Mr. Barnett was an associate and then partner at Covington.  He also has served as an adjunct professor for antitrust and sports law at Georgetown University Law Center and as a co-teacher of an advanced antitrust seminar at the University of Virginia Law School. 

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Jean-François Bellis

Jean-François Bellis is a founding partner of Van Bael & Bellis. Before setting up the firm in 1986, he clerked for Lord Mackenzie Stuart, the British judge at the European Court of Justice,...

Jean-François Bellis is a founding partner of Van Bael & Bellis. Before setting up the firm in 1986, he clerked for Lord Mackenzie Stuart, the British judge at the European Court of Justice, and was a partner in the European law department of a major Brussels law firm. Jean-François has several decades of experience in competition and trade law, representing clients in numerous cases before the European Commission and the EU Courts.

Jean-François assists clients on all aspects of competition law with particular expertise in cartels, abuses of dominance and merger control.  He has acted in landmark competition case including United Brands, Woodpulp, Michelin I and II, Microsoft and Intel.
In 2014, Jean-François was honoured by Chambers & Partners for his “Outstanding Contribution to the Legal Profession”. 

Previously, in 2011, the Global Competition Review (GCR) granted him a “Lifetime Achievement Award” in recognition of his longstanding experience in competition law. He has also been named by Best Lawyers as a “Lawyer of the Year” for 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2015. 

Jean-François Bellis has written numerous books and articles on competition and trade law and regularly speaks on both of these subjects at international conferences and seminars. Jean-François Bellis teaches a course on EU competition law at the Institute of European Studies of the University of Brussels (ULB) and directs a seminar on competition law at the University of Liège. He also lectures on abuses of dominance at the Brussels School of Competition.

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Ashok Chawla

Shri Ashok Chawla has been a distinguished civil servant with over 40 years of experience in various sectors of the economy in India as well as in International Multilateral agencies. He obtained...

Shri Ashok Chawla has been a distinguished civil servant with over 40 years of experience in various sectors of the economy in India as well as in International Multilateral agencies. He obtained his Masters in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics in 1972 and joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1973. 

In the late 1980's, he was posted as Economic Counsellor in the Indian Embassy in Washington DC, USA.  Between 1998 and 2011, he worked in several senior positions in the Federal Government at Delhi. He has been Permanent Secretary in key ministries of the Government of India such as Finance, Economic Affairs, and Civil Aviation.

He has been on the boards of the Reserve Bank of India and also the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority. He was also, at different points in time, India's Executive Director on the International Fund for Agricultural Development, Alternate Governor for India at the World Bank and at the Asian Development Bank.

In view of his rich and diversified experience, after his retirement from the civil service, he was appointed as the Chairman of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) for the period 2011-2016. The CCI is a new market-economy regulator to ensure fair play by business and Industry and it gained immensely in stature during this period.

On completion of his tenure in the Competition Commission, he is associated with the following organizations:

  • TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute), Chairman of the Council
  • TERI University, Chancellor
  • National Stock Exchange (NSE), Chairman
  • Yes Bank, Chairman
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Andy Chen

Professor Chen is currently Professor of Law in the Department of Financial and Economic Law at Chung Yuan Christian University in Taiwan. He served as Commissioner of the Taiwan Fair Trade...

Professor Chen is currently Professor of Law in the Department of Financial and Economic Law at Chung Yuan Christian University in Taiwan. He served as Commissioner of the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission (TFTC) from 2007 to 2010. During his term at the TFTC, he was responsible for the agency’s international affairs, in addition to his case-reviewing obligations. He supervised submissions and led delegates to annual meetings of the OECD Competition Committee in Paris. His familiarity with international competition laws and policies has made him a regular speaker on related topics to both government agencies and private companies. He also regularly provides expert opinions in lawsuits and advises the TFTC, regulatory agencies as well as private business.

Professor Chen earned his law degrees from National Taiwan University, Soochow
University (Taiwan), Duke University and Northwestern University (Doctor of Juridical Science). He has published extensively on antitrust and regulatory issues in Chinese and English, mainly from the perspective of economic analysis.

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Alan Devlin

Alan Devlin is Acting Deputy Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, and an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown Law. He previously served as Attorney Advisor to Hon. Maureen K...

Alan Devlin is Acting Deputy Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, and an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown Law. He previously served as Attorney Advisor to Hon. Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Acting Chairman of the FTC. Before joining the FTC, Mr. Devlin practiced law with Latham & Watkins LLP, and clerked for the (late) Hon. Richard D. Cudahy of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and for the Hon. Amy J. St. Eve of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Mr. Devlin is the author of two books, Antitrust and Patent Law (Oxford 2016) and Fundamental Principles of Law and Economics (Routledge 2014), and over thirty law-review articles. His writings appear in the Stanford Law Review, the Northwestern University Law Review, the Minnesota Law Review, the William & Mary Law Review, the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, and elsewhere.

Mr. Devlin received his doctorate in jurisprudence (J.S.D.) from the University of Chicago under the supervision of the Hon. Richard A. Posner. He also holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he was Articles Editor for the Stanford Law Review, and a first-class-honors degree in business and law from University College Dublin.

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Douglas Ginsburg

Senior Circuit Judge Douglas Ginsburg was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in 1986; he served as Chief Judge from 2001 to 2008. After receiving his...

Senior Circuit Judge Douglas Ginsburg was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in 1986; he served as Chief Judge from 2001 to 2008. After receiving his BS from Cornell University in 1970, and his JD from the University of Chicago Law School in 1973, he clerked for Judge Carl McGowan on the D.C. Circuit and Justice Thurgood Marshall on the United States Supreme Court.

Thereafter, Judge Ginsburg was a professor at the Harvard Law School, the Deputy Assistant and then Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, as well as the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Office of Management and Budget. Concurrent with his service on the federal bench, Judge Ginsburg has taught at the University of Chicago Law School and the New York University School of Law. Judge Ginsburg is currently a Professor of Law at the Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, and a visiting professor at the University College London, Faculty of Laws. 

Judge Ginsburg is the Chairman of the International Advisory Board of the Global Antitrust Institute at the Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University. He also serves on the Advisory Boards of: Competition Policy International; the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy; the Journal of Competition Law and Economics; the Journal of Law, Economics and Policy; the Supreme Court Economic Review; the University of Chicago Law Review; The New York University Journal of Law and Liberty; and, at University College London, both the Center for Law, Economics and Society and the Jevons Institute for Competition Law and Economics.  

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F. Scott Kieff

The Honorable F. Scott Kieff became a Commissioner of the U.S. International Trade Commission on October 18, 2013, after having been nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate. Before...

The Honorable F. Scott Kieff became a Commissioner of the U.S. International Trade Commission on October 18, 2013, after having been nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate. Before swearing in, he took a leave of absence from serving as Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC; and resigned from Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, where he was the Ray & Louise Knowles Senior Fellow. 

He previously taught at Washington University in Saint Louis, as a Professor in the School of Law with a secondary appointment in the School of Medicine’s Department of Neurological Surgery. He practiced law as a trial lawyer and patent lawyer with law firms in New York and Chicago and served as a Law Clerk to U.S. Circuit Judge Giles S. Rich.  While an academic, he regularly served as a testifying and consulting expert, mediator, and arbitrator. 

He studied law at Penn and biology and economics at MIT.  He was recognized as one of the nation’s “Top 50 under 45” by the magazine IP Law & Business in 2008, and was inducted as a Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts in 2012. 

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William Kovacic

Mr. Kovacic is currently a professor of Global Competition Law and Policy at George Washington University, where he is also the director of the Competition Law Center. From January 2009 to...

Mr. Kovacic is currently a professor of Global Competition Law and Policy at George Washington University, where he is also the director of the Competition Law Center. From January 2009 to September 2011, he also served as Vice Chair for Outreach of the International Competition Network.

Before joining the GW Law School in 1999, Mr. Kovacic served as Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) (March 2008-March 2009), was an FTC Commissioner (January 2006-October 2011), and the FTC’s General Counsel (2001-2004).  Previously he also worked for the agency from 1979 until 1983, initially as a staff attorney in the Bureau of Competition’s Planning Office and later as an attorney advisor to former Commissioner George W. Douglas.

In his early career he was the George Mason University Foundation Professor at the George Mason University School of Law. He also practiced law as an associate with the Washington, DC office of Bryan Cave, where he was a member of the firm’s antitrust and government contracts departments.  He also spent one year on the majority staff of the Subcommittee on Antitrust and Monopoly of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, which was chaired by Senator Philip A. Hart.    

One of the most satisfying endeavors that Prof. Kovacic has been able to develop throughout his career is to serve as an advisor on antitrust and consumer protection.  In fact, since 1992, He  has had the privilege to advise the governments of Armenia, Benin, Egypt, El Salvador, Georgia, Guyana, Indonesia, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Panama, Peru, Russia, Ukraine, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe.

Mr. Kovacic attended the University of Detroit Jesuit High School, and then graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University in 1974.  He received a J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1978 where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.

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Mark Lemley

Mark Lemley is the William H. Neukom Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and the Director of the Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology. He teaches intellectual property, computer and...

Mark Lemley is the William H. Neukom Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and the Director of the Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology. He teaches intellectual property, computer and internet law, patent law, trademark law, antitrust, and remedies. He is the author of seven books (all in multiple editions) and 153 articles on these and related subjects, including the two-volume treatise IP and Antitrust. His works have been cited more than 225 times by courts, including eleven United States Supreme Court opinions, and more than 14,000 times in books and law review articles, making him the most-cited scholar in IP law and one of the five most cited legal scholars of all time. He has published 9 of the 100 most-cited law review articles of the last twenty years, more than any other scholar, and a 2012 empirical study named him the most relevant law professor in the country. His articles have appeared or will appear in 23 of the top 25 law reviews, in top economic journals such as the American Economic Review and the Review of Economics and Statistics, and in multiple peer- reviewed and specialty journals. They have been reprinted throughout the world, and translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Italian, and Danish. He has taught intellectual property law to federal and state judges at numerous Federal Judicial Center and ABA programs, has testified seven times before Congress, and has filed 45 amicus briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court, the California Supreme Court, and the federal circuit courts of appeals.

Mark is a founding partner of Durie Tangri LLP. He litigates and counsels clients in all areas of intellectual property, antitrust, and internet law. He has argued 22 federal appellate cases and numerous district court cases as well as in the California Supreme Court, and represented clients including Comcast, Genentech, DISH Network, Google, Grokster, Guidewire, Hummer Winblad, NetFlix, Newegg, and the University of Colorado Foundation in nearly 100 cases in his more than two decades as lawyer.

Mark is a founder of Lex Machina, Inc., a startup company providing data and analytics around IP disputes to law firms, companies, courts, and policymakers.Mark has been named California Lawyer's Attorney of the Year twice (in 2005 and again in 2015), Best Lawyers’ San Francisco IP Lawyer of the Year (2010), and a Young Global Leader by the Davos World Economic Forum (2007). In 2009 he received the California State Bar’s inaugural IP Vanguard Award. In 2002 he was chosen as Boalt's Young Alumnus of the Year. He has been recognized as one of the top 50 litigators in the country under 45 by the American Lawyer (2007), one of the 100 most influential lawyers in the nation by the National Law Journal (2006 and 2013), one of the 10 most admired attorneys in IP (2010) by IP360, one of the 25 most influential people in IP (2010) by the American Lawyer, among other honors. He is a member of the American Law Institute. 

Mark clerked for Judge Dorothy Nelson on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and has practiced law in Silicon Valley with Brown & Bain and with Fish & Richardson and in San Francisco with Keker & Van Nest. Until January 2000, he was the Marrs McLean Professor of Law at the University of Texas School of Law, and until June 2004 he was the Elizabeth Josselyn Boalt Professor of Law at the Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley.

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Paul R. Michel

Judge Michel served for more than 22 years on the Federal Circuit, retiring on May 31, 2010.  From December 25, 2004 until his retirement, he also discharged the duties of Chief Judge of this...

Judge Michel served for more than 22 years on the Federal Circuit, retiring on May 31, 2010.  From December 25, 2004 until his retirement, he also discharged the duties of Chief Judge of this national court, serving simultaneously on the U.S. Judicial Conference -- the Judiciary's governing body -- and by appointment of the Chief Justice on its seven-judge Executive Committee.

He judged several thousand appeals and authored more than 800 opinions, one third concerning intellectual property law.  Intellectual Asset Management magazine inducted him into its Hall of Fame and he was designated one of the 50 most influential leaders in intellectual property law in the world.  His contributions were also recognized by lifetime achievement and similar awards by the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA); Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation (IPO); the American Bar Association's Intellectual Property Section; Managing Intellectual Property magazine; the Sedona Conference; the Patent and Trademark Office Society (PTOS); the New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Associations; and the William C. Connor, the Giles S. Rich, and the Richard Linn Intellectual Property American Inns of Court.  In 2010 the Los Angeles IP Inn was renamed in his honor as the Paul R. Michel IP Inn.

Judge Michel received the Jefferson Medal, the Eli Whitney Award, and the Katz-Kiley Prize as well as Honorary Doctor of Law degrees from the Catholic University of America and the John Marshall Law School.  He is a lifetime Member of Honore of FICPI, the international association of private practitioners of intellectual property law.  Williams College granted him the Kellogg Award for "outstanding leadership in law and public service."

Judge Michel has written numerous articles on patent law and advocacy, taught related courses and master classes at George Washington University, the University of Akron, and John Marshall law schools, serving as well on their IP advisory boards and on counterpart boards at the universities of California (Berkley), Washington, and Maryland.  He co-authored a casebook, Patent Litigation and Strategy (West, 1999) and an August 2010 editorial in the New York Times on strengthening the patent system to promote prosperity and create new jobs.

A frequent speaker at conferences and law schools during his judicial tenure and since, he retired from a lifetime appointment to be free to speak out on the national need for better patent policy and protection of intellectual property and the vital, unmet resource needs of the courts, the PTO, the International Trade Commission, and other IP-related agencies.  He was appointed Distinguished Scholar in Residence by IPO, following his retirement.  Judge Michel also consults for law firms and their clients in intellectual property litigations, conducting moot courts, mock trials, case evaluations, editing briefs, advising on strategy and providing mediation and arbitration services.

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Aviv Nevo

Aviv Nevo is the seventeenth Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor, with appointments in the Department of Economics in the School of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Marketing in the Wharton...

Aviv Nevo is the seventeenth Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor, with appointments in the Department of Economics in the School of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Marketing in the Wharton School.

Nevo is a leading scholar in the fields of industrial organization, econometrics, marketing, and antitrust. Nevo draws from his experience across academic, governmental, and corporate sectors to address pressing real-world issues, opening pathways for a broader understanding of national and global economies. His past research includes topics in the areas of health economics, health care, telecommunications, and real estate brokerages, as well as questions involving the demand for packaged goods and its implications for mergers and market power.

Nevo served as chief economist in the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, advising attorneys on merger, civil, and criminal investigations in addition to leading the division’s Economic Analysis Group. He has been retained as an expert by the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and private firms in cases related to antitrust and competition, among other matters. Nevo’s expertise is routinely relied upon to help adjucate some of the most complex investigations, commercial litigations, and regulatory proceedings in countries around the world.

A Fellow of the Econometric Society, Research Associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research, and International Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London. Professor Nevo earned a Ph.D. in 1997 and AM in 1994 in economics from Harvard University and a BSc with Special Honors in mathematics and economics from Tel Aviv University in 1991.

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Paul Nikolich

Mr. Nikolich has been serving the data communications and broadband industries developing technology, standards, intellectual property and establishing new ventures as an executive consultant and...

Mr. Nikolich has been serving the data communications and broadband industries developing technology, standards, intellectual property and establishing new ventures as an executive consultant and angel investor since 2001. He is an IEEE Fellow and has served as Chairman of the IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee since 2001. As 802 Chairman he provides oversight for 75 active 802 standards and the 50+ concurrent 802 activities in wired and wireless communications networking. 802 has over 750 active members and manages the relationships between IEEE 802 and global/regional standards bodies such as ISO, ITU, ETSI, regulatory bodies and industry alliances.   He is a member of the IEEE Computer Society Standards Activities Board and active leader in the IEEE, the IEEE Computer Society and the IEEE Standards Association.  

He is a partner in YAS Broadband Friends LLC and holds several patents, serves on the boards of directors and technology advisory boards of companies developing emerging communications technology along with the board of the University of New Hampshire’s Broadband Center of Excellence. Mr. Nikolich has held technical leadership positions at large and small networking and technology companies (e.g., Broadband Access Systems, Racal-Datacom, Applitek, Motorola, Analogic). In 1978&79 he received a BS in Electrical Engineering, a BS in Biology and a M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, N.Y (now the NYU Tandon School of Engineering).

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Jorge Padilla

Dr. Jorge Padilla is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Compass Lexecon Europe. Dr. Padilla earned M. Phil and D. Phil degrees in Economics from the University of Oxford. He is Research Fellow...

Dr. Jorge Padilla is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Compass Lexecon Europe. Dr. Padilla earned M. Phil and D. Phil degrees in Economics from the University of Oxford. He is Research Fellow at the Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros (CEMFI, Madrid) and teaches competition economics at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (BGSE) and at the TSE (Toulouse School of Economics).

He has advised on various cases and given expert testimony before competition authorities and courts of several EU member states, as well as in cases before the European Commission. Dr. Padilla has submitted written testimony to the European General Court and the UK Competition Appeals Tribunal in cartel, merger control and abuse of dominance cases. He has also given expert testimony in various civil litigation (damages) and international arbitration cases.

Dr. Padilla has written numerous papers on competition policy and industrial organization in the Antitrust Bulletin, the Antitrust Law Journal, the Economic Journal, the European Competition Journal, the European Competition Law Review, the European Economic Review, the Fordham International Law Journal, Industrial and Corporate Change, the International Journal of Industrial Organization, the Journal of Competition Law and Economics, the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, the Journal of Economic Theory, the RAND Journal of Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, the University of Chicago Law Review, and World Competition.

He is also co-author of The Law and Economics of Article 102 TFEU, 2nd edition, Hart Publishing, 2013.

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Nicolas Petit

Nicolas Petit is Professor at the Law School of the University of Liege (ULg) Belgium and a Research Professor at the University of South Australia (as of March 2017). ...

Nicolas Petit is Professor at the Law School of the University of Liege (ULg) Belgium and a Research Professor at the University of South Australia (as of March 2017).

He is the co-director of the (LCII) and the director of the LL.M. program in EU Competition and Intellectual Property Law. He seats as a part time advisor in the Belgian competition authority. He was formerly an associate with a leading US law firm in Brussels and he also served as a Clerk at the Commercial Chamber of the French Supreme Court.

Nicolas Petit is the co-author of EU Competition Law and Economics (Oxford University Press, 2012) and the author of Droit européen de la concurrence (Domat Montchrestien, 2013), a monograph which was awarded the prize for the best law book of the year at the Constitutional Court in France. In 2005 he attended Harvard Law School’s Visiting Researchers Program.

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Dan Schneider

Dan Schneider serves as Executive Director of the American Conservative Union (ACU), America’s original and largest grassroots conservative organization. He has dedicated his career to supporting...

Dan Schneider serves as Executive Director of the American Conservative Union (ACU), America’s original and largest grassroots conservative organization. He has dedicated his career to supporting conservative ideals at the highest levels of government as well as leading grassroots advocacy on the most important issues in the conservative movement.

Dan has a long and distinguished career in public policy, starting with his job as chief of staff to conservative stalwart former Congressman Jim Ryun (R-KS).  He was then recruited into the U.S. Department of Labor as White House Liaison under Secretary Elaine L. Chao in the first term of the George W. Bush administration, and served in both the White House and at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as an acting assistant secretary.  Most recently, Dan advised U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on the selection of conservative candidates for federal board positions.

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Jonas Sundborg

Jonas Sundborg has 30+ years of experience from the telecommunications industry. Since 2013 he is CEO and CTO of Alands Telefonandelslag, and Chairman of the Board of Alands Telekommunikation Ab –...

Jonas Sundborg has 30+ years of experience from the telecommunications industry. Since 2013 he is CEO and CTO of Alands Telefonandelslag, and Chairman of the Board of Alands Telekommunikation Ab – both telecommunications operators, fixed and mobile, in the Aland Islands – a region of Finland. He joined the Ericsson Group 1986 and has held various management positions. He was Director of Standardization and Technical Regulation at the Ericsson Group Headquarter during the period 2005-2013 with responsibility for the Ericsson Standardization and Technical Regulation.

He was Chairman of the ETSI Board from 2011 to 2014, Vice Chairman of the ETSI Board and Chairman of the ETSI Operational Coordination Group during the period 2008-2011. He was an ETSI Board member from 2005 to 2008. He has also been active in the 3GPP Project Coordination Group (PCG) and Organizational Partners (OP). He has been a regular attendee to the ETSI General Assembly meetings from 2005 to 2014 and an attendee to the ETSI IPR Special Committee meetings during the period 2008-2014. He has been Chairman of the Information Technology Standardization (ITS) - a Swedish national standardization organization. He has also been Vice Chairman of the Swedish Standardization Association and Open Mobile Alliance (OMA). Through his involvement in ETSI and the industry he has developed a detailed understanding of the process for setting cellular communication standards including the ETSI IPR Policy and Guide.

He received his Master of Science (Dipl. Ing.) in Telecommunications with honor from the Helsinki University of Technology in Finland, 1993.

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John Taladay

John M. Taladay is Co‐Chair of the Antitrust and Competition Law practice group of Baker Botts L.L.P. He is well known for his work in gaining merger approvals, defending criminal cartel...

John M. Taladay is Co‐Chair of the Antitrust and Competition Law practice group of Baker Botts L.L.P. He is well known for his work in gaining merger approvals, defending criminal cartel investigations, litigating civil antitrust cases and managing complex international competition matters.

In working closely with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division, the European Commission and other international agencies, Mr. Taladay has extensive experience in gaining merger clearances particularly in the media, telecommunications, consumer products, software and pharmaceuticals sectors, and traditional industries including the automotive, airline, primary metals, agriculture, food, chemicals and electronics sectors.

Mr. Taladay has also counseled U.S. and foreign clients and individuals in dozens of major cartel matters including antitrust grand jury investigations into allegations of price fixing, bid‐rigging, market allocation and related offenses. He has navigated corporate clients through a range of cartel representation strategies from steadfast defense to leniency application to formal non‐prosecution treatment. His litigation work includes acting as lead counsel in numerous civil antitrust class action and other litigation matters involving nearly all aspects of the antitrust laws.

Previously, Mr. Taladay served in the antitrust leadership of Howrey LLP, and as International Legal Counsel at the Paris headquarters of Vivendi Universal.

Mr. Taladay has been extremely active in the development of international competition policy. He serves as the Vice Chair of the Competition Committee of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD and as Chair of the United States Council for International Business Competition Committee. He has been appointed as a Non‐Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network, and has been invited by the U.S. FTC and DOJ to serve as a faculty member at several international merger workshops aimed at training more than 50 ICN member agencies in the analysis of mergers.  He also acts as Co-Chair of the Procedural Transparency Task Force of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law, and as a member of the ICC Commission on Competition.

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Deanna Tanner Okun

Deanna Tanner Okun is a partner at Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg, LLP. She is an international trade lawyer providing legal and strategic advice to steer companies through the intersection...

Deanna Tanner Okun is a partner at Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg, LLP. She is an international trade lawyer providing legal and strategic advice to steer companies through the intersection where innovation confronts barriers, such as intellectual property theft, unfair trade practices or regulatory hurdles. Deanna has extensive experience as a top administrator, regulator, enforcer, legislative aide and lawyer. She served two terms as chairman during her 12 years of service as a member of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). Prior to her appointment to the ITC, she served as counsel for international affairs to U.S. Senator Frank Murkowski, chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee and senior member of the Finance and Foreign Relations Committees, and practiced international trade law with a large D.C. based law firm. Deanna was appointed to the Federal Circuit Advisory Council in 2013. In 2012, she was named the Outstanding Woman of the Year by the Association of Women in International Trade, a chapter of the Organization of Women in International Trade. During her tenure at the ITC, Deanna was nominated to be Deputy United States Trade Representative.

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David Teece

David Teece is the Tusher Professor of Global Business at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley and Director of the Tusher Center for Intellectual.  He received his...

David Teece is the Tusher Professor of Global Business at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley and Director of the Tusher Center for Intellectual.  He received his BA and MComm (Hons1) at the University of Canterbury and his Ph.D. in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.  He teaches at the MBA, Ph.D. and executive levels.  He is also Chairman of Berkeley Research Group, a global expert services and consulting firm which has grown in seven years to over 1200 employees and over 40 offices worldwide. 

Teece is one of the top 10 most cited scholars in innovation management and policy.  He has authored over 23 books and his work has been translated in Chinese, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian and Japanese.  He has honorary doctorates from 8 universities outside the U.S.   Dr. Teece was recognized by Accenture in 2002 as one of the top 50 Living Business Intellectuals.  He has received best paper awards three times and in 2009 received the Best Book Award from Strategy and Business.  In 2013 he has received the Sumatra Ghoshal Award for Rigour and Relevance in the Study of Management (from the London Business School) and the Eminent Scholar Award from the Academy of International Business and he received Royal Honours.

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Koren Wong-Ervin

Koren W. Wong-Ervin is the Director of the Global Antitrust Institute (GAI) and an Adjunct Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law. She is also a Senior Expert and Researcher at...

Koren W. Wong-Ervin is the Director of the Global Antitrust Institute (GAI) and an Adjunct Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law. She is also a Senior Expert and Researcher at the Competition Law Center of China’s University of International Business and Economics. Prior to GAI, Ms. Wong-Ervin served as Counsel for Intellectual Property and International Antitrust in the Office of International Affairs at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, where she focused on issues at the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property. She also served as an Attorney Advisor to Federal Trade Commissioner Joshua D. Wright. Prior to working at the Commission, Ms. Wong-Ervin spent almost a decade in private practice, focusing on antitrust litigation and government investigations with a particular focus on issues affecting clients in the technology and financial industries.

Ms. Wong-Ervin is a frequent author and speaker on issues at the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property. She currently serves on the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Antitrust Law’s International Task Force and Due Process Task Force, and was previously co-chair of the ABA’s 2016 Antitrust in Asia Conference. From 2012 to 2015, she served as a vice chair of the Intellectual Property Committee within the Section of Antitrust Law. Prior to that, she served on the editorial boards of Antitrust Law Developments (7th edition), the leading two-volume antitrust treatise, and the 2003 Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments, an annual supplement to the fifth edition of the treatise. Ms. Wong-Ervin is also co-editor of Competition Policy International‘s North America Column.

Ms. Wong-Ervin graduated second in her class from the University of California, Hastings College of Law, where she was associate editor of the Hastings Law Review. She earned her BS degree magna cum laude in Political Science from Santa Clara University.

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Joshua Wright

Joshua D. Wright, a Professor at George Mason University School of Law, served as Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission from 2013 – 2015, following his nomination by President Obama and...

Joshua D. Wright, a Professor at George Mason University School of Law, served as Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission from 2013 – 2015, following his nomination by President Obama and unanimous confirmation by the U.S. Senate.  Wright rejoined George Mason University as a full-time member of the faculty in Fall 2015, with a courtesy appointment in the Department of Economics, and is the Executive Director of the Global Antitrust Institute.  In addition to his current position at George Mason, Wright is Senior Of Counsel at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he is a member of its antitrust practice. 

Professor Wright is a leading scholar in antitrust law, economics, intellectual property, and consumer protection, and has published more than 80 articles and book chapters, co-authored a leading antitrust casebook, and edited several book volumes focusing on these issues.  Professor Wright's teaching and research interests include Antitrust, Law and Economics, the intersection of Intellectual Property and Antitrust, Regulation, Quantitative Methods, and Contracts.

Wright previously served the Commission in the Bureau of Competition as its inaugural Scholar-in-Residence from 2007 to 2008, where he focused on enforcement matters and competition policy.  Wright’s return to the FTC as a Commissioner marked his fourth stint at the agency, after having served as an intern in both the Bureau of Economics and Bureau of Competition in 1997 and 1998, respectively.

Wright received his J.D. from UCLA in 2002, his Ph.D. in economics from UCLA in 2003, and graduated with honors from the University of California, San Diego in 1998.  He is a member of the California Bar.

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