Antitrust and IP in Silicon Valley and Beyond

Stanford Program in Law, Science & Technology (LST), ABA Section of Antitrust Law, and ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law
Thursday, October 6, 2011
8:00 AM

Antitrust and IP issues have never been more important to technology companies and practitioners in Silicon Valley and beyond. Competition is intense, and often revolves around an increasingly global race to acquire and assert IP rights. This conference will focus on how these dynamics affect corporate and legal strategies, responses by antitrust enforcers, and the roles of counsel and other professionals.

The conference will examine key questions and hot debates that bear directly on the technology industry. Should Google be considered a dangerous monopoly, or is competition just "a click away"? Listen to an Oxford-style debate on the question and decide for yourself. How will antitrust and IP rules apply to Open Source? What lies ahead for Antitrust and IP in China? What is the future direction of the global market for patents? And what are the latest antitrust challenges facing mergers in the technology and communications industry?