The Innovation Alliance to Host Teleconference


December 6, 2012
Patent System Innovation


PRESS CONTACT: Jordan Lubowitz (202) 326-1776

The Innovation Alliance to Host Teleconference in Advance of FTC/DOJ Workshop on Patent Assertion Entity Activities

WHAT: The Innovation Alliance will host a teleconference on Friday, December 7, 2012 with a panel of IP thought leaders to provide insight into the broad issue of intellectual property (IP) and IP-dependent businesses. The panelists will offer perspective on the upcoming FTC/DOJ workshop on December 10, 2012, which will “explore the impact of patent assertion entity (PAE) activities on innovation and competition.” The panelists will also discuss the FTC’s and DOJ’s broader policy agenda with respect to patents and licensing, the appropriate relationship between antitrust law and patent policy, and the potential impact of the FTC’s and DOJ’s activities on patent rights and the U.S. innovation economy.

WHO: Panelists include:

The Honorable Paul R. Michel, Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit (Ret.)
Professor Adam Mossoff, George Mason University School of Law
Ralph Eckardt, author of The Invisible Edge

WHEN: Friday, December 7, 2012 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EST

WHERE: To dial into the teleconference: Telephone Number: (888) 810-6807 Passcode: Innovation Alliance

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