Thursday, 24 May 2018, Banatao Auditorium, Berkeley University, California

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Chairs

James Kress

Baker Botts, Washington, DC

James Kress is a Partner in Baker Botts’ Antitrust and Competition Practice, where he represents clients in complex private antitrust and commercial litigation and before government agencies in merger and nonmerger antitrust investigations.

Matthew Lynde

Cornerstone Research, San Francisco

Matthew Lynde heads the firm’s intellectual property practice and provides expert testimony and consulting in applied economics. His work covers a range of cases, including intellectual property, antitrust and competition, securities litigation, and breach of contract.

Speakers

Logan Breed

Hogan Lovells, Washington, DC

Noah Brumfield

White & Case, Silicon Valley and Washington, DC

David Emanuelson

‎Senior Antitrust Counsel, Intel, Santa Clara

Debbie Feinstein

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, Washington, DC

Jay Jurata

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Washington, DC

David Killough

Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft, Redmond

Mark Lemley

William H. Neukom Professor of Law, Stanford Law School and Director, Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology, Stanford University, Stanford

Justin McCrary

Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley

Hal Varian

Chief Economist, Google and Emeritus Professor, School of Information, Haas School of Business and Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley

Yingling Wei

JunHe, Beijing

Stephen Weissman

Baker Botts, Washington, DC

Aaron Yeater

Analysis Group, Boston

Programme

8.30: Welcome coffee and registration

9.00: Chairs’ morning welcome

James Kress, Baker Botts, Washington, DC
Matthew Lynde, Cornerstone Research, San Francisco

9.10: Keynote address

To be announced

9.40: High tech mergers

  • Big IP portfolios
  • Innovation effects in merger analysis
  • Increasing consideration of non-classic analysis
  • Proprietary data

Moderator: 
Debbie Feinstein, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, Washington, DC

Panel:
Stephen Weissman, Baker Botts, Washington, DC
Mark Lemley, William H. Neukom Professor of Law, Stanford Law School and Director, Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology, Stanford University, Stanford
David Emanuelson, Senior Antitrust Counsel, Intel, Santa Clara

11.05: Coffee break

11.25: Emerging antitrust issues in high tech

  • Big data
  • Proprietary issues and privacy in Germany and the EU
  • Biotech: reverse payment settlements
  • Antitrust and patent protection law in the USA
  • Uniform trade secrets and antitrust

Moderator:  
Logan Breed, Hogan Lovells, Washington, DC

Panel:
Justin McCrary, Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley
Hal Varian, Chief Economist, Google and Emeritus Professor, School of Information, Haas School of Business and Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley
Noah Brumfield, White & Case, Silicon Valley and Washington, DC

12.50: Networking lunch

13.50: Chairs' afternoon welcome

James Kress, Baker Botts, Washington, DC
Matthew Lynde, Cornerstone Research, San Francisco

14.00: Developments in FRAND ‘as applied’: how parties are working with the ground rules now in place

  • Standards bodies
  • Challenging FRAND
  • Forum shopping
  • Extra-territoriality

Moderator: 
James Kress, Baker Botts, Washington, DC

Panel:
David Killough, Assistant General Counsel, ‎Microsoft, Redmond
Jay Jurata, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Washington, DC

15.25: Coffee break

15.45: International market power and licensing in IP intensive industries

  • Regulatory issues in Europe
  • Trademarks
  • Proprietary information
  • US market power
  • China market power

Moderator: 
Matthew Lynde, Cornerstone Research, San Francisco

Panel:
Yingling Wei, JunHe, Beijing
Aaron Yeater, Analysis Group, Boston

17.05: Chairs' closing remarks

James Kress, Baker Botts, Washington, DC
Matthew Lynde, Cornerstone Research, San Francisco

17.15: Close of conference

Venue

 

Banatao Auditorium, Berkeley University, 94720, California, USA

Testimonials

  • "Very topical & interesting" Matthew Lynde, Cornerstone Research

  • "Speakers were bright, knowledgeable, and good at presenting" Jeffrey Blumenfeld, Lowenstein Sandler 

  • "Very well organised, no issues, GCR staff always helpful and professional." Joseph Adam, Assistant General Counsel – Deere & Co.

Ticket Prices

 

Private Practitioner
Type Price Until
Super Early $650 13 Apr 2018
Early $750 11 May 2018
Standard $900 24 May 2018

 

In-house/governmental
Type Price
Standard Complimentary