The March 2019 CPI Antitrust Chronicle addresses issues related to the second annual LeadershIP EU Conference, “Innovation, IP and Competition Challenges for Global Businesses in the 21st Century,” which took place in Brussels, Belgium on November 13, 2018. The panelists at the conference came from the private and public sectors: regulators, academics, and private practitioners.
A focus of the day-long conference featured ranging views on innovation policy, intellectual property policy, and international antitrust policy. Notably, the intersection and overlay of IP and antitrust with respect to the development of standardized technology and the continuing “Great Patent Debate” were hotly-discussed topics.
The sixth annual LeadershIP Conference will take place later this month on March 26, 2019 in Washington, DC. The agenda themes for the day are: (i) The impact of 5G: Why Innovation Policy Matters; (ii) The IP Policy Landscape: U.S. and The World; (iii) IP and Antitrust: Global Agency Dynamics; and (iv) International Antitrust: What Rules and Whose Standards? Among the many great panelists, the conference will feature a Fireside Chat with Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General, United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division; and Andrei Iancu, Director, United States Patent Trademark Office. We hope to see many of our readers there.
As always, thank you to our great panel of authors.