Friday, March 9, 2018

Penn Law to Host SEP Workshop Next Friday

The University of Pennsylvania Law School will be hosting a workshop, titled The Future of Standard Essential Patents: Learning from Microsoft v. Motorola’s Legacy, next Friday afternoon, March 16.  It includes some heavy hitters, including Judge James Robart, DOJ Antitrust Chief Makan Delrahim, and the great antitrust scholar Herb Hovenkamp.  Here is a link, for those who would like to register.  From the conference webpage:
This workshop will bring together leading scholars, practitioners, and business leaders to re-examine the Microsoft v. Motorola framework and explore current and emerging developments in standard essential patents. It will coincide with the official launch of a new website of resources developed at the Penn Program on Regulation (PPR) on the interface between the voluntary codes and standards world and the legal system.

2:00 Welcoming Remarks

Cary Coglianese, Edward B. Shils Professor of Law and Director, Penn Program on Regulation, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Opening Keynote Address
The Honorable James L. Robart
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
(Presiding judge in Microsoft v. Motorola)

Panel Discussion: Microsoft v. Motorola’s Legacy in Today’s High-Tech Business World
R. Polk Wagner, Deputy Dean and Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School (Moderator)
T. Andrew Culbert, Partner, Perkins Coie (formerly with Microsoft)
Cynthia Laury Dahl, Practice Professor of Law; Director of the Detkin Intellectual Property and Technology Legal Clinic, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Kirk Dailey, Senior Vice President Business Development, Marconi Group (formerly with Motorola)


Panel Discussion: Emerging Legal and Business Issues in Standard Essential Patents
Herbert Hovenkamp, James G. Dinan University Professor, The Wharton School and the University of Pennsylvania Law School (Moderator)
Kirti Gupta, Senior Director, Economic Strategy, Qualcomm, Inc.
Aviv Nevo, George A. Weiss and Lydia Bravo Weiss University Professor, Department of Economics and The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Richard S. Taffet, Partner, Morgan Lewis and Bockius LLP
Henry Wixon, General Counsel, National Institute for Standards and Technology

Concluding Remarks and Introduction of Closing Keynote
Christopher Yoo, John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer & Information Science; Director, Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Closing Keynote Address
The Honorable Makan Delrahim
Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division
U.S. Department of Justice

6:00 pm Reception

PPR’s forthcoming website and its underlying materials, including a detailed case study on Microsoft v. Motorola written by Prof. Dahl, was supported from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Any statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations associated with the website, as well as the workshop coinciding with the website launch, are those of the individuals making them and not necessarily those of PPR or NIST.

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This program has been approved for 3.5 substantive CLE credits for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as well. Attendees seeking CLE credit should bring separate payment in the amount of $140.00 ($70.00 public interest/non-profit attorneys) cash or check made payable to The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.

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