EVENT: Competition Law & Patent Assertion Entities: What Antitrust Enforcers Can Do

BY CCIA Staff
June 10, 2013

Competition Law & Patent Assertion Entities: What Antitrust Enforcers Can Do

with special keynote address by FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez

Thursday, June 20, 2013

The National Press Club

12:00pm to 2:30pm

Patent assertion entities, commonly referred to as patent trolls, have received a lot of attention recently.  In the last five years, lawsuits by patent assertion entities have increased more than 250% and now account for more than 60% of all patent litigation.
The White House just issued a series executive orders and proposals in an effort to curb the growing troll problem and protect competition and innovation. Congress is also considering legislation to provide additional relief. The powers of our nation’s antitrust regulators, however, are often overlooked.
The Computer & Communications Industry Association and The American Antitrust Institute invite you to a panel discussion to examine the unique role these competition watchdogs can play in combating the growing problems in our patent system.
Our panel of government enforcers, industry veterans, and antitrust experts will feature:

Ed Black, President and CEO, Computer & Communications Industry Association

Michael Carrier, Professor, Rutgers School of Law

Bert Foer, President, The American Antitrust Institute

Lisa Kimmel, Attorney Advisor, Office of Chairwoman Ramirez, Federal Trade Commission

Frances Marshall, Special Counsel for Intellectual Property, Legal Policy Section, Department of Justice, Antitrust Division

Paul Saraceni, Senior Vice President and Chief Intellectual Property Officer, RPX Corporation

 
Registration will open at 12:00pm and the program will begin promptly at 12:30pm. Complimentary lunch will be served.
RSVP today at: http://PAEantitrustpanel.eventbrite.com

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