Thursday January 15
by François Lévêque (Ecole des Mines) and Howard Shelanski (University of California at Berkeley).
William E. Kovacic (General Counsel, FTC) and Emil Paulis (Director, DG Comp)
“Current Policy Challenges at the Intersection of Intellectual Property and Antitrust”.
Session 1 – EC and EU Policies
Chaired by Howard Shelanski
- Lucas Peeperkorn (European Commission, DG Competition
The EC Policy Reform of Transfer of Technology: Background issues �. ( Presentation ).
- Gail Levine (FTC)
Conclusions from the DoJ/FTC Hearings on Competition and IP Law and Policy in the Knowledge-Based Econom
- Daniel Rubinfeld (University of California at Berkeley), David Evans (Nera) and Thomas Vinje (Clifford Chance)
“Alleged Anticompetitive Use of IP by Microsoft”.
Session 2 – Comparing Essential Facility Doctrine in Intellectual Property
Chaired by François Lévêque.
- John Temple Lang (Cleary Gottlieb)
The Application of the Essential Facility Doctrine to Intellectual Property Rights under European Competition Law
- Mark Lemley (University of California at Berkeley)
Unilateral Refusals to License
Session 3 – Alleged Anticompetitive Use of IP by Microsoft: Views from both Sides of Atlantic
Chaired by François Lévêque
- David Evans (Nera)
- Thomas Vinje (Clifford Chance)
“Microsoft: The Antitrust Saga “.
Daniel Rubinfeld (University of California at Berkeley)
18.30 – 20.00: Cocktail reception
offered by Micro Economix
Friday, January 16
Morning (9.00 – 13.00)
Mario Monti (European Commission)
The New EC Policy on Transfer of Technology
Session II. Antitrust Treatment of Patent and Copyright
First panel: Nature and Licensing of IPRs
Chaired by Arthur Burke (Davis, Polk and Wardwell).
- Richard Watt (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid)
How Different are Patents and Copyrights, and How Different Should They Be?
- Suzanne Scotchmer and Stephen M. Maurer (University of California at Berkeley)
Profit Neutrality in Licensing Intellectual Property ( Presentation )
Second panel: Patents
Chaired by Raymon Ocampo (General Counsel Emeritus, Oracle)
- Patrick Rey (Université de Toulouse)
Essentiality in Patent Pools
- Daniel Rubinfeld (University of California at Berkeley)
Strategic Use of Patents: Antitrust Implications ( Presentation ).
Third panel: Data Base and Copyright
Chaired by Olivier Fréget (Bird & Bird)
- Bernt Hugenholtz (University of Amsterdam)
Abuse of Data Base Right ( Presentation )
- Randal C. Picker (University of Chicago)
Antitrust Policy for Copyrighted Works
Afternoon (14.30 – 18.00)
Parallel Session III. Competition and IP nexus in Pharmaceutical & IV. Media sectors
Patents, innovation and generics
Chaired by: Frédéric Jenny (French Competition Commission, Vice-Chairman)
- George S. Cary (Clearly Gottlieb)
Patents and Generics Development. ( Presentation ).
- François Lévêque and Yann Ménière (Cerna, Ecole des Mines)
Economic Insights into Anticompetitive Effects of Patent Settlements
- Elisabeth Thouret-Lemaitre (Patents Manager, Sanofi � Synthélabo)
A European View from Business
Concentration in the media sector
Chaired by: Pascal Nègre (Universal Music France, CEO)
- Gilles Le Blanc and Olivier Bomsel (Ecole des Mines)
Industrial and Competition Challenges in Digital Media Distribution
- Neil Netanel (U. Texas)
Copyright, Competition and the First Amendment
- Herbert Ungerer (European Commission, DG Competition)
Competition Policy in the Media Sector and Pluralism – A European View
- François Brunet (Cleary Gottlieb)
Exclusive Rights, Vertical Foreclosure and Pay-TV markets
Round-Table: Which reforms of IP are desirable from an antitrust perspective?
Moderator: Eric Izraelewicz (Chief Editor, Les Echos)
With the participation of: Frédéric Jenny, Pascal Nègre, Benoit Battistelli and Mark Lemley.