The American Innovation Machine: What Role for Patents?

NOTE: Attendance is by invitation only
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THURSDAY, January 29, 2015
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.“The Acquisition and Commercialization of Invention in American Manufacturing: Incidence and Impact” by Ashish Arora, Wesley M. Cohen, and John P. Walsh
Presenter: Ashish Arora
Discussant: Nicholas Hill
Session Chair: Stephen Haber
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10:15 a.m.Break
10:30 a.m.“The Layered Patent System” by Michael Risch
Presenter: Michael Risch
Discussant: Richard Epstein
Moderator: Noel Maurer
Complete Paper | Presenter Bio
11:45 a.m.Lunch
12:45 p.m.“Are Patent Disclosure and Definiteness Technology Specific?” by John R. Allison and Lisa Larrimore Ouellette
Presenter: John R. Allison
Discussant: F. Scott Kieff
Session Chair: Wesley Hartmann
Abstract | Complete Paper | Presenter Bio
2:00 p.m.“Patent Disclosure” by Deepak Hegde and Kyle Herkenhoff
Presenter: Kyle Herkenhoff
Discussant: Zorina Khan
Session Chair: Troy A. Paredes
Abstract | Presenter Bio
3:15 p.m.Break
3:30 p.m.“Patents and Cumulative Innovation: Causal Evidence from the Courts” by Alberto Galasso and Mark Schankerman
Presenter: Alberto Galasso
Discussant: Julie Carlson
Session Chair: Rod Cooper
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4:45 p.m Daytime sessions close
6:30 p.m Conference dinner (no formal program)
Vero Ristorante Italiano, 530 Bryant St. Palo Alto
FRIDAY, January 30, 2015
Annenberg Conference Room (Room 105), Lou Henry Hoover Building, Stanford University
8:30 a.m.  Breakfast Buffet
9:00 a.m.“Standard Setting, Intellectual Property Rights, and the Role of Antitrust in Regulating Incomplete Contracts” by Joanna Tsai and Joshua Wright
Presenter: Joanna Tsai
Discussant: Naomi Lamoreaux
Session Chair: Benjamin Kwitek
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10:15 a.m.Break
10:30 a.m.“Patent Collateral, Investor Commitment, and the Market for Venture Lending” by Yael V. Hochberg, Carlos J. Serrano, and Rosemarie Ziedonis
Presenter: Rosemarie Ziedonis
Discussant: Stephen Haber
Session Chair: Richard Sousa
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11:45 a.m.Adjourn (light lunch available)


Confirmed Participants

John R. Allison–Mary John and Ralph Spence Centennial Professor Business Administration, Department of Business, Government, and Society, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin

Ashish Arora–Rex D. Adams Professor of Business Administration, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

Julie A. Carlson–Economist, Federal Trade Commission

Rod Cooper–Principal, Protecting Assets of the Mind; member, Hoover Institution Board of Overseers; member, 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

Alberto Galasso–Associate professor of strategic management, Department of Management, University of Toronto Mississauga

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

Kirti Gupta–Director for Economic Strategy, Qualcomm Inc.

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

Wesley Hartmann–Associate professor of marketing, Stanford Graduate School of Business; member, Hoover IP² Working Group Steering Committee

Deepak Hegde–Assistant professor of management and organizations, Stern School of Business, New York University; Thomas Alva Edison Research Fellow, United States Patent and Trademark Office; Thomas Edison Innovation Fellow, George Mason University School of Law, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property; affiliate, CESifo Research Network, University of Munich

Kyle Herkenhoff–Assistant professor, University of Minnesota; visiting scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Nicholas Hill–Economist, Federal Trade Commission

Yael V. Hochberg–Ralph S. O’Connor Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and academic director, Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, Rice University; research affiliate, Sloan School of Management, MIT; research associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts

B. Zorina Khan–Professor of economics, Bowdoin College; National Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; 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

Benjamin Kwitek–President and CEO, InterForm Incorporated

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

Lisa Larrimore Ouellette–Assistant professor of law, Stanford Law School

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

Noel Maurer–Associate professor of international affairs and international business, George Washington University School of Business

Troy A. Paredes–Distinguished policy fellow and lecturer, Pennsylvania Law School; member, Hoover IP² Working Group Steering Committee

Michael Risch–Professor, Villanova School of Law; Of Counsel, ComputerLaw Group, LLP

Mark Schankerman–Professor of economics, London School of Economics; research associate, Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics; research fellow, Centre for Economic Policy Research

Carlos J. Serrano–Assistant professor, economics and business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona); research fellow, Banco de España

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

Joanna Tsai–Economic advisor, office of Commissioner Joshua D. Wright, US Federal Trade Commission

John P. Walsh–Associate professor, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology

Rosemarie Ziedonis–Associate professor of management, Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon; visiting scholar, Management Science and Engineering Department, Stanford School of Engineering

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