Antitrust Intellectual Property Conference Stanford Law School - Palo Alto, CA October 6, 2011
Program title: Antitrust and IP in Silicon Valley and Beyond
Antitrust and IP issues have never been more important to technology companies and practitioners in Silicon Valley and beyond. Competition is intense, and often revolves around an increasingly global race to acquire and assert IP rights. This conference will focus on how these dynamics affect corporate and legal strategies, responses by antitrust enforcers, and the roles of counsel and other professionals.
The conference will examine key questions and hot debates that bear directly on the technology industry. Should Google be considered a dangerous monopoly, or is competition just "a click away"? Listen to an Oxford-style debate on the question and decide for yourself. How will antitrust and IP rules apply to Open Source? What lies ahead for Antitrust and IP in China? What is the future direction of the global market for patents? And what are the latest antitrust challenges facing mergers in the technology and communications industry?
Speakers include: FTC Commissioners William Kovacic and Edith Ramirez, Professor Carl Shapiro (President's Council of Economic Advisors), Peter Detkin (Founder and Vice-Chairman, Intellectual Ventures), and other leading professionals from industry, private firms, academia, and government.
At the conclusion of the conference, there will be a closing cocktail reception at the Law School open to all speakers and attendees.
This is a great way to earn CLE credit and to obtain information and insights of real value to your practice.