Topics: Net Neutrality, Innovation and IP, and Spectrum Sharing
Contact: Amy Smorodin
August 6, 2014 – The Technology Policy Institute has confirmed presenters for the 2014 Aspen Forum breakout sessions. The three informal, off-the-record breakout sessions will cover the pertinent topics of net neutrality, innovation and patents, and spectrum sharing. The Aspen Forum is scheduled for August 17 – 19 and registration can still be performed online.
The session, “The New Net Neutrality Order: Public Utility Regulation in Disguise?” will be moderated by Raymond Gifford, Partner at Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP. Participants will discuss the latest iteration of the network neutrality debate, including the recent FCC Open Internet Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. Participants include:
James Assey, Executive Vice President, National Cable & Telecommunications Association
Michael Beckerman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Internet Association
Shawn Chang, Chief Counsel, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Robert Crandall, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute and Nonresident Senior Fellow, Economic Studies Program, The Brookings Institution
Roger Noll, Professor of Economics, Emeritus, and Co-Director, Program on Regulatory Policy, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Stanford University
David Redl, Chief Counsel, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, House Commerce Committee
“Innovation and the Intersection of Antitrust and IP” will be moderated by Technology Policy Institute President and Senior Fellow Thomas Lenard. Participants will discuss the relationship between competition policy and intellectual property, the effect of the patent system on innovation in patent intensive industries, the debate about “patent trolls” and current reform legislation. Speakers include:
Stephen Haber, A.A. and Jeanne Welch Milligan Professor, School of Humanities and Sciences and Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Hon. F. Scott Kieff, Commissioner, U.S. International Trade Commission
Douglas Melamed, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Intel
Hon. Maureen Ohlhausen, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
Matthew Sandgren, Senior Counsel to Senator Orrin G. Hatch, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Carl Shapiro, Transamerica Professor of Business Strategy, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
Scott Wallsten, Vice President for Research and Senior Fellow at the Technology Policy Institute will moderate the session, “Spectrum Sharing: How Much Can it Contribute?” Topics to be discussed include spectrum sharing issues currently on the FCC docket and how views regarding spectrum sharing have changed in the past few years. Confirmed presenters are:
Coleman Bazelon, Principal, The Brattle Group
Stacey Black, Assistant Vice President, Federal Regulatory Affairs, AT&T
Jeffrey Carlisle, Executive Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Public Policy, LightSquared
Pierre de Vries, Senior Fellow and Co-Director of the Spectrum Policy Initiative, Silicon Flatirons Center, University of Colorado, Boulder
Harold Feld, Senior Vice President, Public Knowledge
Kathleen Ham, Vice President, Federal Regulatory, T-Mobile, USA
John Leibovitz, Deputy Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and Special Advisor to the Chairman for Spectrum Policy, Federal Communications Commission
David Quinalty, Policy Director for Communications and Technology, U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Timothy Robinson, Senior Policy Counsel & Legislative Director, Office of Congressman Bobby L. Rush
Greg Rosston, Deputy Director, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and Co-Director, Public Policy Program, Stanford University
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Registration for the Aspen Forum can be performed on the TPI website. For additional information, please contact Jane Creel at [email protected]. Members of the press can contact Amy Smorodin at [email protected].
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