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ABA Section of Antitrust Law Present The FTC's PAE Study: What Have We Learned?

October 18, 2016 • Washington, D.C.

Starts: 12:00 PM (EST)
Ends: 1:00 PM (EST)
Site: Crowell & Moring LLP
Address: 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004

On October 6, 2016 the Federal Trade Commission issued its long-awaited study on patent assertion entities or “PAEs.” A joint project of the FTC’s Office of Policy Planning and Bureau of Economics, the study was launched to add to the empirical understanding of a business model that is often at the center of the ongoing debates on patent reform. What did the FTC learn? Does the study alter common perceptions and misperceptions about patent assertion entities? What are the implications for patent reform? Please join the lead authors of the FTC report as well as industry stakeholders for a discussion of these questions and more!

This is free for Antitrust Section Members, Government, Non-profit Employees, and Students. $25 for Non-Members (Explore Section Benefits or call 800-285-2221 to join. Code RAT14IP25.)

Attendance by teleconference or live at Crowell & Moring, 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.

Instructions for accessing the program will be provided in a confirmation email. For this and all upcoming events visit: http://shop.americanbar.org/eBus/ABAEventsCalendar.aspx

Lisa Kimmel, Senior Counsel at Crowell & Moring, will moderate a panel on the FTC's recently issued PAE report. 

Panelists:
  • Suzanne Munck, Deputy Director, Office of Policy Planning & Chief IP Counsel, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C.
  • Daniel S. Hosken, Deputy Assistant Director, Bureau of Economics, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C.
  • Scott W. Burt, Senior VP, Chief IP Officer and General Counsel, Conversant Intellectual Property Management, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Kevin T. Kramer, Head of IP Policy, Yahoo! Inc., Washington, D.C.

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