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The Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property Eighth Annual Symposium

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Thursday, March 7-Friday, March 8, 2013, Northwestern University School of Law, 75 E. Chicago Avenue, Chicago IL, 60611

The Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property, in conjunction with the Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth presents The Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property Eighth Annual Symposium, a two-day conference for academics, practitioners, and students to discuss current IP and technology law topics. The conference will be held on Northwestern’s Chicago campus on Thursday, March 7-Friday, March 8, 2013.

PANEL TOPICS:
– Net Neutrality: Government Overreach or the Key to Innovation?
– The Past, Present, and Future of Social Media
– FRAND: What constitutes reasonable patent licensing terms?

The symposium will feature an opening Keynote Address on the evening of Thursday, March 7th by Hank Barry, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP, Palo Alta, California.

PROGRAM:

Thursday, March 7th

6:00pm – 7:00pm Symposium Opening Address and Keynote Speaker (Wieboldt Hall #540)
Hank Barry, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP, Palo Alto, California

7:00pm – 9:00pm Dinner and Networking (Wieboldt Hall #540)

Friday, March 8th

8:15am – 8:45am Registration Check In and Continental Breakfast (Lowden Hall)

8:45am – 10:15am Net Neutrality: Government Overreach or the Key to Innovation? (Lincoln Hall)
Lee Selwyn, Economics & Technology
Hal Singer, Navigant Economics
Robert Frieden, Penn State Law School
Jeffrey Armstrong, McDonnel Boehen Hulbert & Berghoff

10:30am – 12:00pm The Past, Present, and Future of Social Media (Lincoln Hall)
Jonathan DeMay, Condon & Forsyth
Andrea Matwyshyn, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School
John Hines, Clark Hill/Northwestern Law
Bradley Shear, Shear Law Office
Christopher Butts, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff

12:00pm – 12:45pm Lunch and Networking (Law School Atrium)

12:45pm – 2:30pm FRAND: What constitutes reasonable patent licensing terms? (Lincoln Hall)
Latonia Gordon, Director, Standards Policy, Microsoft
Alden Abbott, Director, Global Patent Law & Competition Strategy, Blackberry
Mark Snyder, Corporate Litigation, Qualcomm
Jorge L. Contreras, American University College of Law, Contreras Legal Strategy LLC
Chris Carani, McAndrews, Held & Malloy
Jason Sheasby, Irell & Manella

2:30pm – 4:00pm Cocktails and Networking (Thorne Lobby)

FURTHER INFORMATION: For additional information, including a full agenda and registration please visit:http://scholarlycommons.law.northwestern.edu/njtip_symposium

SPONSORS: McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP, Northwestern Intellectual Property Law Society and the Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth.

ABOUT THE JOURNAL: The Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property (NJTIP) is among the top ranked intellectual property and technology journals in the country. The Journal addresses subjects relating to intellectual property and the intersection of law and technology and publishes articles on a variety of topics including: copyright, trademark, patents, the Internet, media, telecommunications, health care, antitrust, e-discovery, and trial and litigation technology.

ABOUT THE SEARLE CENTER: The Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth at Northwestern University School of Law was established in 2006 to research how government regulation and interpretation of laws and regulations by the courts affect business and economic growth. Information on the Searle Center’s activities may be found at:http://www.law.northwestern.edu/searlecenter

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