Intellectual Property and Competition Law: Contemporary Issues

Friday 24 March 2006

bullet Venue: Said Business School

Organised by Centre for Competition Law & Policy in conjunction with The Intellectual Property Institute & Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre

To register, contact: Karen Clayton at the IP Centre, St Peter's College, Oxford OX1 2DL Tel:01865 278952 Fax:01865 278959


9.30 Registration & Coffee 10.00 Introduction: Mr Ian Harvey (Chair, Intellectual Property Institute) Keynote Address: Dr Wolfram Förster (Controller, European Patent Office) 10.25 Morning Panel: General and European Issues Rt Hon Lord Justice Jacob (Chair) Professor Steven Anderman (Essex University) Professor Stefan Szymanski (Imperial College) Dr Christine Greenhalgh (St Peter’s College & Oxford IP Research Centre) Dr Mark Rogers (Harris Manchester College & Oxford IP Research Centre) Dr John Temple Lang (Cleary Gottlieb, Brussels, Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Oxford) Sir Jeremy Lever QC (All Souls College, Oxford; Monckton Chambers) Professor Bruno van Pottelsberghe (Chief Economist, European Patent Office) What Role does and should Intellectual Property Law play in Competition Law? What Role does and should Competition Law play in Intellectual Property Law? Professor Steven Anderman Professor Stefan Szymanski How Does Competition Affect the Market Valuation of R&D and Intellectual Property? Drs Christine Greenhalgh & Mark Rogers 11.25 Coffee (15 mins.) 11.40 Morning Panel (continued) Adopting Patented Standards: Are Prior Discussions and Agreements on Royalties Allowed?Licensing on Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory Terms: Practice and Article 82 Dr John Temple Lang Commentators Sir Jeremy Lever Professor Bruno van Pottelsberghe Audience Discussion 1.00pm LUNCH 1.45 Afternoon Panel: International and Business Perspectives Mr Ian Harvey (Chair) Mr Alden F. Abbott (Associate Director, Bureau of Competition, US Federal Trade Commission) Professor Josef Drexl (University of Munich; Director, Competition & Tax Law, Max Planck Institute for IP, Competition & Tax Law) Mr Allen Dixon, Consultant on International Intellectual Property, London Mr Nuno Pires de Carvalho (Acting Director-Advisor, Legislation for Public Policies & Development, World Intellectual Property Organisation) Professor David Begg (Principal, Business School, Imperial College) Intellectual Property & Competition: Some Comments on the US joint FTC/Justice Dept Report Mr Alden Abbott Intellectual Property & Competition: An International Perspective Professor Josef Drexl Intellectual Property and Competition: A Business Perspective Mr Allen Dixon 3.15 Coffee (15 minutes) 3.30 Commentators: Mr Pires de Carvalho Professor David Begg Audience Discussion & Closing Comments

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