The John Marshall Law School -- Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law
William Kovacic and Hugh Hansen on the IP-Antitrust Interface: A Conversation
Friday, November 13, 2015 
Noon–1:30 p.m
Watch this Program Live Online
Lunch will be served. A wine reception will follow the event.
There is no fee to attend; however, advance registration is required.
The “senior statesman of the antitrust world,” PROFESSOR WILLIAM KOVACIC, Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy and Director of the Competition Law Center at George Washington University Law School, returns to John Marshall for a candid conversation about intellectual property and antitrust law with Fordham Law PROFESSOR HUGH HANSEN, “one of the 50 most influential people in IP in the world,” Managing IP Magazine. Their conversation will touch on the relevance of antitrust institutions in the context of recent developments in technology and pharmaceuticals, as well as other IP arenas.
Likely topics include:
How can IP attorneys effectively communicate their cases to the antitrust agencies?
Are patent and antitrust attorneys talking past each other?
What remains to be fixed at the IP-competition interface?
The role of antitrust agencies
Recent U.S. developments in tech and pharma
Comparative analyses with EU and China
Personal anecdotes
(FTC Chairman tenure, dealing with DOJ, Congress)
Ideology and the execution of antitrust law
About Professor William Kovacic
Before joining George Washington University Law School in 1999, Professor William Kovacic was the George Mason University Foundation Professor at the George Mason University School of Law. From 2006 to 2011, he was a member of the Federal Trade Commission and chaired the agency from 2008 to 2009. He was the FTC's General Counsel from 2001 to 2004. In 2011 he received the FTC's Miles W. Kirkpatrick Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Since 2013, Professor Kovacic has served as a Non-Executive Director with the United Kingdom's Competition and Markets Authority. From 2009 to 2011, he was Vice-Chair for Outreach for the International Competition Network. He has advised many countries and international organizations on antitrust, consumer protection, government contracts, and the design of regulatory institutions.
About Professor Hugh Hansen
Professor Hugh Hansen has a background in both antitrust and IP law. While he was a student at Georgetown, he worked in the Antitrust Division during two semesters and one summer. While in practice with Dewey Ballantine, he worked on antitrust cases including the DOJ's monopolization case against AT&T. He taught antitrust law at Fordham, and his article, Robinson-Patman Law: A Review and Analysis, 51 Fordham L. Rev. 1113 (1983), is still recognized as a leading work in the area. It has been cited more than 80 times in secondary sources as well as by trial and appellate courts. Each year his IP Conference includes an IP-Antitrust session featuring leading figures in government, academia, and practice.
Hansen has been teaching IP law for more than 30 years and is the founder and director of both the Fordham IP Institute and the Fordham IP Conference, now in its 24th year. Managing IP Magazine characterized him as an “IP provocateur,” a title Hansen rejects; he prefers “a legal realist who often finds problems with traditional thinking.”
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