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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2002  
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DOJ AND FTC TO HOLD ROUNDTABLE
DISCUSSIONS TO CONCLUDE HEARINGS ON
COMPETITION AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW AND POLICY

WASHINGTON D.C. The Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission today announced times, location, and participants for final roundtable discussions in their joint hearings on "Competition and Intellectual Property Law and Policy in the Knowledge- Based Economy." These sessions will explore more fully some of the topics raised in the hearings to date. The general public and press are invited to attend. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis with an overflow room provided.

October 25:
FTC - Room 432
Competition, Economic, and Business Perspectives on Patent Quality and Institutional Issues: Competitive Concerns, Prior Art, Post-Grant Review, and Litigation

10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.:

R. Bhaskar, Senior Research Fellow, Harvard Business School
Scott Chambers, Arnold & Porter, and Adjunct Faculty Member at Georgetown Law Center and The George Washington University Law School
Q. Todd Dickinson, Howrey, Simon, Arnold & White, and former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
James B. Gambrell, Visiting Professor, The University of Texas School of Law
Brian Kahin, Visiting Professor & Director, Center for Information Policy, University of Maryland
Jay Kesan, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Illinois College of Law
Jeffrey Kushan, Sidley, Austin, Brown & Wood LLP
Jonathan D. Levin, Assistant Professor of Economics, Stanford University
Nancy J. Linck, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Guilford Pharmaceuticals, and former Solicitor for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Stephen A. Merrill, Executive Director, Board on Science Technology and Economic Policy,National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences
Robert Taylor, Howrey, Simon, Arnold & White LLP
John R. Thomas, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

October 30:
FTC - Room 432
Competition, Economic, and Business Perspectives on Substantive Patent Law Issues: Non-Obviousness and Other Patentability Criteria

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.:

Mark T. Banner, Banner & Witcoff, Ltd., and Chair, ABA Intellectual Property Law Section
Robert Barr, Vice President and Worldwide Patent Counsel, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Wesley M. Cohen, Professor of Economics and Management, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
John Duffy, Professor of Law, William and Mary School of Law
Mark Janis, Professor of Law, University of Iowa College of Law
Brian Kahin, Visiting Professor & Director, Center for Information Policy, University of Maryland
Edmund Kitch, Joseph M. Hartfield Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
Roderick McKelvie, Fish & Neave, and former U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Delaware
Stephen A. Merrill, Executive Director, Board on Science Technology and Economic Policy,National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences
Gerald Mossinghoff, Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, and former Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks
James Pooley, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
John R. Thomas, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

November 6:
FTC - Room 432
Antitrust Law and Patent Landscapes

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: Standard Setting Organizations: Evaluating the Anticompetitive Risks Of Negotiating Intellectual Property Licensing Terms and Conditions Before A Standard Is Set

Joseph Farrell, Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley
Joseph Kattan, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Scott Peterson, Corporate Counsel, Hewlett-Packard Company
Carl Shapiro, Transamerica Professor of Business Strategy, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
Earle Thompson, Intellectual Asset Manager and Senior Counsel, Texas Instruments
Paul Vishny, Member, D'Ancona & Pflaum

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Relationships Among Competitors and Incentives to Compete: Cross-Licensing of Patent Portfolios, Grantbacks, Reach-Through Royalties, and Non-Assertion Clauses

Michelle Burtis, LECG, Inc.
Joseph Farrell, Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley
Jeffery Fromm, Former Senior Managing Counsel, Hewlett-Packard Company
Michael McFalls, Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue
Barbara M. McGarey, Deputy Associate General Counsel, National Institutes of Health
Janusz A. Ordover, Department of Economics, New York University
Charles F. (Rick) Rule, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson
Carl Shapiro, Transamerica Professor of Business Strategy, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Further information about these and other sessions are posted on the DOJ website, www.usdoj.gov/atr/hearing.htm, and the FTC web site, www.ftc.gov/opp/intellect/index.htm.

Written comments from interested parties on any of the topics addressed by the hearings should be submitted to the FTC by November 15, 2002.

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark Corallo, Office of Public Affairs, DOJ 202-514-2007
Cathy MacFarlane, Office of Public Affairs, FTC 202-326-3657
STAFF CONTACT: Frances Marshall, Antitrust Division, 202-305-2520
Susan DeSanti, Office of the General Counsel, FTC 202-326-2167

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