Exploring 5G, policy and the innovation economy

LeadershIP 2019 took place in the Knight Conference Center of The Newseum in Washington, D.C. on March 26, 2019

Event Details

The sixth annual LeadershIP conference took place on March 26, 2019 in Washington DC. Over the years, LeadershIP has grown to be a high-quality and recognized convener of thought-leaders who discuss innovation and Intellectual Property policies.



The impact of 5G: Why Innovation Policy Matters

This panel examined 5G as the communications infrastructure of the future and explore what’s motivating the fierce competition in the 5G standards race, including how leadership in 5G technology will affect jobs, growth, and national security.

David Teece

Tusher Professor of Global Business, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Brian Pomper

Executive Director, Innovation Alliance

Jeanette Manfra

Assistant Director for Cybersecurity for the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Durga Malladi

SVP & GM, 4G/5G, Qualcomm

Olivier Blanchard

Senior Analyst, Futurum

The IP Policy Landscape: US and The World

Countries around the globe have signaled that developing IP and IP protection is a priority.  This panel discussed how the US and other countries are enforcing IP through various policies and legislation and explored lessons to be learned from strong and improving IP systems in, e.g., Europe and China.

Patrick Kilbride

Vice President of International Intellectual Property, Global Innovation Policy Center, US Chamber of Commerce

Mark Cohen

Senior Fellow of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, University of California Berkeley Law School

Jonathan Barnett

Professor of Law, University of Southern California

Fireside Chat: Iancu & O’Malley

Honorable Kathleen O’Malley

Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Andrei Iancu

Undersecretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director, US Patent Trademark Office (USPTO)

Fireside Chat: O’Malley & Ohlhausen

Maureen Ohlhausen

Partner, Baker Botts

Honorable Kathleen O’Malley

Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

IP and Antitrust: Global Agency Dynamics

This panel reflected upon how the global agency dynamics at the intersection of IP & antitrust have evolved in the last few decades.  What are the lessons learned and the way forward for global businesses?

Jenni Lukander

Head of Patent Business, Nokia Technologies

Luke Froeb

William C. Oehmig Assoc. Professor of Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, Vanderbilt University

Maureen Ohlhausen

Partner, Baker Botts

International Antitrust: What rules and whose standards?

Companies that operate globally today are subject to the jurisdiction of more than 130 competition agencies world-wide, as opposed to a handful of agencies just a couple of decades ago. Some of these agencies maintain the goal of preventing practices that harm consumers and the competitive process itself. Other agencies, however, may be guided by different goals and follow a different set of procedural guidelines. This panel discussed the intersection between antitrust and trade as these global trends in antitrust enforcement are developed and implemented.

Christopher Yoo

Director, Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition, PENN Law School

Abbot (Tad) Lipsky

Director, Competition Advocacy Program, Global Antitrust Institute, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

Simon Evenett

Academic Director and Professor of International Trade and Economic Development, University of St. Gallen

Kevin Coates

Partner, Covington & Burling

Stuart Chemtob

Sr. of Counsel, Wilson Sonsini