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US FTC commissioner: patent hold-up hurts consumers

US FTC commissioner: patent hold-up hurts consumers

20 April 2016

Companies have complained to the US antitrust agencies that excessive patent royalty demands prevent them from making certain features available to consumers, Terrell McSweeny of the US Federal Trade Commission said today. Pallavi Guniganti at GCR Live IP & Antitrust in Washington, DC

Chairs

Trevor Soames

Shearman & Sterling

Trevor Soames has been practicing EU competition and regulatory law for more than 30 years. He has been resident, living and working in Brussels since 1993. .

James Rill

Baker Botts

James Rill is one of America’s foremost antitrust lawyers. Mr. Rill has served as Assistant Attorney General in charge omes Rill is one of America’s foremost antitrust lawyers. 

Keynotes

Terrell McSweeny

Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

Terrell McSweeny was sworn in as a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission on April 28, 2014, to a term that expires in September 2017.

Speakers

George Cary

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Richard Stark

Cravath, Swaine & Moore

Koren Wong-Ervin

The Global Antitrust Institute, George Mason University School of Law

Jay Jurata

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Lisa Kimmel

Crowell & Moring

James Kress

Baker Botts

Anne Layne-Farrar

Charles River Associates

Paul Zeineddin

Zeineddin

Fritz Scheuren

NORC at The University of Chicago

Dina Kallay

Director, Intellectual Property & Competition, Ericsson

David Killough

Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft

Matthew Lynde

Cornerstone Research

Gregory Sidak

Criterion Economics

Ray Warren

Senior Licensing Counsel, Google

CPD/CLE Points

This conference is accredited with 5.5 hours under the SRA professional development scheme

Programme

8.30: Welcome coffee and registration

9.00: Chairs’ morning welcome

Trevor Soames, Shearman & Sterling
James Rill, Baker Botts

9.05: Keynote speaker  

Terrell McSweeny, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

9.35: Session one: Recent developments involving conduct by Patent-Assertion Entities

Moderator: 
Koren Wong-Ervin, The Global Antitrust Institute, George Mason University School of Law

Panel: 
Anne Layne-Farrar, Charles River Associates
James Kress, Baker Botts
Fritz Scheuren, NORC at The University of Chicago

11.05: Coffee break

11.25: Session two: Patent hold-up: The debate 

Moderator: 
James Rill, Baker Botts

Panel: 
Matthew Lynde, Cornerstone Research 
Gregory Sidak, Criterion Economics
George Cary, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
R. Paul Zeineddin, Zeineddin 
Jay Jurata, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

12.55: Networking lunch 

13.55: Chairs' afternoon welcome

Trevor Soames, Shearman & Sterling
James Rill, Baker Botts

14.00: Session three: FRAND obligations and royalty payments

Moderator: 
Richard Stark, Cravath, Swaine & Moore

Panel: 
Dina Kallay, Director, Intellectual Property & Competition, Ericsson
Lisa Kimmel, Crowell & Moring
David Killough, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft
Ray WarrenSenior Licensing Counsel, Google

15.30: Coffee break

15.55: Session four: Symposium – An open discussion of current issues raised during the day

Moderator: 
Trevor Soames, Shearman & Sterling

17.00: Chairs' closing remarks

Trevor Soames, Shearman & Sterling
James Rill, Baker Botts

17.10 onwards: All delegates are invited to attend a cocktail reception at The W Hotel

Venue

W Hotel, 515 15th Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20004, 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.

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