GCR Live heads to Silicon Valley

Malina McLennan

20 February 2017

GCR Live heads to Silicon Valley

Hoover Tower at Stanford University, iStock/jejim

US International Trade Commission member F Scott Kieff will deliver a keynote to kick off GCR Live IP & Antitrust California – the first GCR Live intellectual property-focused event to take place in the world’s tech capital.

Baker Botts partner James Kress and Stanford University professor Stephen Haber will co-chair the one-day event on 25 May, which is set to tackle the issues facing enforcers, companies and their counsel in the increasingly complex IP and antitrust landscape.

Following ITC member Kieff’s speech, Haber will moderate a panel considering whether intellectual property rights are a barrier to entry, or a source of innovation and economic growth.

Speakers will include Mark Lemley, the director of Stanford University’s law, science and technology programme; University of Southern California Gould School of Law professor Jonathan Barnett; and Kayvan Noroozi at Noroozi in Santa Monica.

Next, Kress will moderate a panel focusing on the potential challenges facing licensing-intensive industries.

After a networking lunch, the next session will focus on the pharmaceutical sector. Moderated by White & Case partner J Mark Gidley, the panel will debate the impact of public policy on current enforcement trends such as licensing, reverse payments and product hopping.

The final panel, moderated by Jamilia P Ferris at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, will cover international convergence, and debate companies’ options as they navigate international enforcement. Speakers will discuss the extraterritoriality of US enforcement, the country’s changing relationship with Korea, and will touch on China’s role in global antitrust enforcement.

The Hoover Institution in Stanford will host the event.

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