FTC Hearing #4: Innovation and Intellectual Property Policy (Audio)

The audio files below are from the fourth session of the FTC Hearings Initiative, held at Constitution Center in Washington, D.C. on October 23-24, 2018. The two-day event examined the role of intellectual property in promoting innovation from academic, economic, and industry perspectives. For full agenda and other details, see the event webpage.

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Welcome and Introductory Remarks

This is an audio recording of the welcome remarks at the fourth Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century held at the Constitution Center in Washington, D.C. on October 23-24, 2018. The theme of the hearing was "Innovation and Intellectual Property Policy."

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An Overview of Innovation and IP Policy

This is an audio recording of the An Overview of Innovation and IP Policy panel discussion at the fourth Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century held at the Constitution Center in Washington, D.C. on October 23-24, 2018. The theme of the hearing was "Innovation and Intellectual Property Policy."

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Understanding Innovation and IP in Business Decisions

This is an audio recording of the Understanding Innovation and IP in Business Decisions panel discussion at the fourth Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century held at the Constitution Center in Washington, D.C. on October 23-24, 2018. The theme of the hearing was "Innovation and Intellectual Property Policy."

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Competition Policy and Copyright Law

This is an audio recording of the Competition Policy and Copyright Law panel discussion at the fourth Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century held at the Constitution Center in Washington, D.C. on October 23-24, 2018. The theme of the hearing was "Innovation and Intellectual Property Policy."

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Emerging Trends in Patent Litigation

This is an audio recording of the Emerging Trends in Patent Litigation panel discussion at the fourth Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century held at the Constitution Center in Washington, D.C. on October 23-24, 2018. The theme of the hearing was "Innovation and Intellectual Property Policy."

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Industry Perspectives on Innovation and IP Policy

This is an audio recording of the Industry Perspectives on Innovation and IP Policy panel discussion at the fourth Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century held at the Constitution Center in Washington, D.C. on October 23-24, 2018. The theme of the hearing was "Innovation and Intellectual Property Policy."

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Economic Perspectives on Innovation and IP Policy

This is an audio recording of the Economic Perspectives on Innovation and IP Policy panel discussion at the fourth Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century held at the Constitution Center in Washington, D.C. on October 23-24, 2018. The theme of the hearing was "Innovation and Intellectual Property Policy."

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Closing Remarks by FTC Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter

This is an audio recording of the closing remarks by FTC Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter at the fourth Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century held at the Constitution Center in Washington, D.C. on October 23-24, 2018. The theme of the hearing was "Innovation and Intellectual Property Policy."

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Remarks by Drew Hirshfeld, USPTO Commissioner for Patents

This is an audio recording of the remarks by Drew Hirshfeld, USPTO Commissioner for Patents, at the fourth Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century held at the Constitution Center in Washington, D.C. on October 23-24, 2018. The theme of the hearing was "Innovation and Intellectual Property Policy."

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Emerging Trends in Patent Quality

This is an audio recording of the Emerging Trends in Patent Quality panel discussion at the fourth Hearing on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century held at the Constitution Center in Washington, D.C. on October 23-24, 2018. The theme of the hearing was "Innovation and Intellectual Property Policy."

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