The Economic Contribution of Technology Licensing

A Conference Co-Sponsored by
The United States Patent & Trademark Office
and
George Mason University’s
Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
In the Singapore/Venice Combined Room
USPTO’s Global Intellectual Property Academy
600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

The United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) and George Mason University’s Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) will host an all-day public conference on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at the USPTO’s Global Intellectual Property Academy in Alexandria, Virginia.

This conference will highlight the economic importance of patent licensing both domestically and across borders. Licensing contributes greatly to domestic innovation and employment, while constituting a significant portion of US trade. It plays an essential role in commercializing new technologies, bringing products and services from lab to market. This conference aims to bring licensing into the policy discussion and to examine how the US government might help in measuring, promoting, and encouraging licensing.

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(Registration Open Until Noon (ET) on Monday, June 6, 2016)

AGENDA & CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

8:30 – 9:00 Registration

9:00 – 9:15 Opening Remarks

  • Michelle K. Lee, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property, United States Department of Commerce, Director, United States Patent & Trademark Office

9:15 – 9:45 Morning Keynote Speech

  • Bruce H. Andrews, Deputy Secretary of Commerce, United States Department of Commerce

9:45 – 10:45 Panel 1: The Economic Contribution of Licensing to the US Economy

  • Brian Moyer, Director, Bureau of Economic Analysis
  • Alan Marco, Chief Economist, USPTO
  • Becky Fraser, Director, Government Affairs, Qualcomm
  • Jeffrey Whittle, Partner, Hogan Lovells, Chairman, Licensing Executives Society (USA and Canada)
  • Moderator: Prof. Adam Mossoff, George Mason University School of Law, Director of Academic Programs and Senior Scholar, CPIP

10:45 – 11:00 Break

11:00 – 12:00 Panel 2: The Role of Licensing in Trade, Investment, and Technology Transfer

  • Keith Mallinson, Founder, Wise Harbor
  • Marc Ehrlich, Associate General Counsel, IBM
  • Prof. Walter Park, American University
  • Elizabeth Kendall, Director for Intellectual Property and Innovation, USTR
  • Moderator: Prof. Mark Schultz, Southern Illinois University School of Law, Director of Academic Programs and Senior Scholar, CPIP

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 1:45 Afternoon Keynote Speech

  • Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

1:45 – 2:45 Panel 3: Challenges and Opportunities in Cross-Border Licensing

  • Mark A. Cohen, Senior Counsel, USPTO
  • Damon Matteo, Chief Executive Officer, Fulcrum Strategy
  • Gaétan de Rassenfosse, Chair of Innovation and IP Policy, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • David Cohen, Chief Legal and Intellectual Property Officer, Vringo
  • Moderator: Marina Lamm, Attorney-Advisor, USPTO

2:45 – 3:45  Panel 4: Licensing and Commercialization in the Life Sciences Sector

  • Issi Rozen, Chief Business Officer, Broad Institute of Harvard & MIT
  • Lin-Sun Hoffman, President, Sun-Hoffman Consulting
  • Sherry Knowles, Principal, Knowles Intellectual Property Strategies
  • Prof. Thomas “Rock” Mackie, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Moderator: Larry Lian, Attorney-Advisor, USPTO

3:45 – 4:00  Break

4:00 – 4:45  Roundtable: Government’s Role in Promoting Licensing

  • Matthew Rainey, Director-Advisor, WIPO Academy
  • Paul Zielinski, Director, Technology Partnerships Office, NIST
  • Michael Remington, Of Counsel, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • Mojdeh Bahar, Assistant Administrator, Office of Technology Transfer, USDA
  • James Sams, Principal of International Tax, KPMG
  • Moderator: Mark A. Cohen, Senior Counsel, USPTO

4:45 – 5:00 Closing Remarks

  • David J. Kappos, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, Former Director, United States Patent & Trademark Office

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