FTC/DOJ Hearings to Highlight the Intersection Between Antitrust and Intellectual Property Law and Policy

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The Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice today announced times, location, and participants for the May 2, 2002 session in their joint hearings on "Competition and Intellectual Property Law and Policy in the Knowledge-Based Economy." This session will explore the efficiencies and competitive concerns that patent settlements may generate in a variety of industries and factual settings. The general public and press are invited to attend. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis with an overflow room provided. Written comments from interested parties may be submitted to the FTC.

May 2:
FTC - Room 432

Patent Settlements: Efficiencies and Competitive Concerns

9:00 - 9:30 a.m.:

Introductory Presentations

George S. Cary, Partner, Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton
Stephen A. Stack, Jr., Partner, Dechert

9:30 a.m. - noon:

Panel Discussion

Thomas O. Barnett, Partner, Covington & Burling
Joseph F. Brodley [Document 2], Professor, Boston University School of Law
George S. Cary, Partner, Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton
Robert N. Cook, Partner, Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP
Richard A. Feinstein, Partner, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
Phillip A. Proger, Partner, Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue
Prof. Carl Shapiro, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
Steven A. Stack, Jr., Partner, Dechert

Further information about these and subsequent sessions in May and June will be posted on the FTC web site www.ftc.gov/opp/intellect/index.htm as it becomes available.

Contact Information

Media Contact:
Cathy MacFarlane,
Office of Public Affairs
Staff Contact:
Susan De Santi,
Office of the General Counsel