NOTE: Attendance is by invitation only
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Conference presentations

MONDAY, May 15, 2014
Hoover Institution-DC, 1399 New York Ave. NW, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20005
3:00 p.m.Welcome and Introduction: Richard Sousa
3:05 p.m.Providing the Context: David Kappos
3:15 p.m.“Trolls and Other Patent Inventions: Economic History and the Patent Controversy in the Twenty-First Century” by B. Zorina Khan
Presenter: Zorina Khan
Abstract |Complete Paper | Presenter Bio
3:35 p.m. “Property as Platform: Coordinating Standards for Technological Innovation” by Henry Smith
Presenter: Henry Smith
Abstract |Complete Paper | PDF of Slides | Presenter Bio

3:55 p.m. “Do Patents Hold Up Innovation? Assessing the Evidence” by Alexander Galetovic, Stephen Haber, and Ross Levine
Presenter: Stephen Haber
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4:15 p.m.Q&A Period: Moderated by David Kappos
5:00 p.m.Concluding Observations: Judge Pauline Newman
Cocktail Hour to follow (Hoover-DC, Rooftop)


Stephen Haber–Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution; director, Hoover IP² Working Group; A.A. and Jeanne Welch Milligan Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, professor of political science, of history, and (by courtesy) of economics, Stanford University

David Kappos–Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP; former under secretary of commerce and director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

B. Zorina Khan–Professor of economics, Bowdoin College; research associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Judge Pauline Newman–Circuit judge, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Henry Smith–Fessenden Professor of Law at Harvard Law School; director, Project on the Foundations of Private Law, Harvard University; member, Hoover IP² Working Group Steering Committee

Richard Sousa–Senior associate director and research fellow, Hoover Institution; member, Hoover IP² Working Group Steering Committee