Patents and the Innovation Economy

NOTE: Attendance is by invitation only

FRIDAY, January 31, 2014
Annenberg Conference Room (Room 105), Lou Henry Hoover Building, Stanford University
8:00 a.m.Breakfast Buffet
8:45 a.m.Welcome and Introduction: Stephen Haber
9:00 a.m. “Trolls and Other Patent Inventions: Economic History and the Patent Controversy in the Twenty-First Century” by B. Zorina Khan
Presenter: Zorina Khan
Discussant: Mark Lemley
Session Chair: Stephen Haber
Abstract | Complete Paper | Presenter Bio
10:15 a.m.Break
10:30 a.m.“On patents and technological diffusion” by Joanna Tsai and Joshua Wright
Presenter: Iain Cockburn
Discussant: Damon Matteo
Session Chair: Stephen Johnson
Abstract | Complete Paper | Presenter Bio
11:45 a.m.Lunch
12:45 p.m. “Financial Innovation and Endogenous Growth” by Luc Laeven, Ross Levine, and Stelios Michalopoulos
Presenter: Ross Levine
Discussant: Manuel Trajtenberg
Session Chair: Rod Cooper
Abstract | Complete Paper | Presenter Bio
2:00 p.m.“Patenting in an Entrepreneurial Region during the Great Depression: The Case of Cleveland, Ohio” by Naomi Lamoreaux and Margaret Levenstein
Presenter: Naomi Lamoreaux
Discussant: Joel Mokyr
Session Chair: Amy Zegart
Abstract | Complete Paper | Presenter Bio
3:15 p.m.Break
3:30 p.m.“Common Themes in Designs of Public Institutions for Fostering Innovation, Competition, and Finance” by F. Scott Kieff and Troy A. Paredes
Presenter: F. Scott Kieff and Troy A. Paredes
Discussant: Manuel Molano
Session Chair: Richard Sousa
Abstract | Complete Paper | Presenter Bio
4:45 p.m Adjourn daytime sessions
SATURDAY, February 1, 2014
Annenberg Conference Room (Room 105), Lou Henry Hoover Building, Stanford University
8:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet
8:30 a.m. “Settling FRAND Disputes: Is Mandatory Arbitration a Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory Alternative?” by Jorge Padilla
Presenter: Jorge Padilla
Discussant: Alexander Galetovic
Session Chair: Richard Sousa
Abstract | Complete Paper | Presenter Bio
9:45 a.m.Break
10:00 a.m.“Intellectual Property and the Law of Contract: The Case Against ‘Efficient Breach'” by Richard A. Epstein
Presenter: Richard Epstein
Discussant: Matthew Spitzer
Session Chair: Lauren Schoenthaler
Abstract | Complete Paper | Presenter Bio
11:15 a.m.“Property as Platform: Coordinating Standards for Technological Innovation” by Henry Smith
Presenter: Henry Smith
Discussant: David Kappos
Session Chair: Stephen Haber
Abstract | Complete Paper | Presenter Bio
12:30 a.m.Adjourn (light lunch available)


Confirmed Participants

Iain Cockburn–Richard C. Shipley Professor in Management, Strategy and Innovation Department, School of Management, Boston University; research associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Rod Cooper–Principal, Protecting Assets of the Mind; member, Hoover Institution Board of Overseers; member, Hoover Institution Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Prosperity Working Group (Hoover IP2) Advisory Board

Richard Epstein–Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution; Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, New York University Law School; senior lecturer, University of Chicago Law School; member, Hoover IP2 Working Group Steering Committee

Alexander Galetovic–Professor of economics, Universidad de los Andes, Santiago, Chile

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

Stephen Johnson–Chief intellectual property and policy officer, One Mind for Research

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

F. Scott Kieff–Commissioner, US International Trade Commission; Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor of Law (on leave), George Washington University

Naomi Lamoreaux–Stanley B. Resor Professor of Economics and History, Yale University; research associate, National Bureau of Economic Research; member, Hoover IP2 Working Group Steering Committee

Mark Lemley–William H. Neukom Professor of Law at Stanford Law School; director, Stanford Program in Law, Science, and Technology; founding partner, Durie Tangri LLP; founder and board member, Lex Machina, Inc.

Ross Levine–Willis H. Booth Chair in Banking and Finance, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley; research associate, National Bureau of Economic Research; member, Council on Foreign Relations; member, Hoover IP2 Working Group Steering Committee

Damon Matteo–Vice president and chief intellectual property officer, PARC, a Xerox company; chairman, US Patent & Trademark Office Advisory Board; member, Hoover IP2 Advisory Board

Joel Mokyr–Robert H. Strotz Professor of Arts and Sciences and professor of economics and history, Northwestern University; Sackler Professorial Fellow, Eitan Berglas School of Economics, University of Tel Aviv

Manuel Jose Molano Ruiz–Director General Adjuncto, Instituto Mexicano para la Competitividad (iMCO), Mexican City

Jorge Padilla–Senior managing director and head, Compass Lexecon Europe; research fellow, Centre for Economic Policy Research (London) and the Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros (Madrid); member of the steering committee, Association for Competition Economists

Troy A. Paredes–Member, Hoover IP2 Working Group Steering Committee; former commissioner, US Securities and Exchange Commission

Lauren Schoenthaler–Senior university counsel, Office of the General Counsel, Stanford University; member, Hoover IP2 Advisory Board

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

Matthew Spitzer–Howard and Elizabeth Chapman Professor and director, Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth, Northwestern University

Manuel Trajtenberg–Chair, Planning and Budgeting Committee of the Council for Higher Education, Israel

Amy Zegart–Senior fellow and associate director, Hoover Institution; member, Hoover IP2 Working Group Steering Committee; co-director, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Freeman Spogli Institute, Stanford University[/vc_column_text]

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