6 October 2015
08:00 Registration and Coffee
09:00 Introduction and Welcome, Ms. Karen Bartleson

Ms. Karen Bartleson
Sr. Director, Synopsys, and Past President, IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA)

09:15 Keynote by Konstantinos Karachalios

“If it works (for me) why fix it?”  Status quo versus reforms at the intersection between patent system and standardization
Konstantinos Karachalios
Managing Director, IEEE-SA

Read the Keynote address from Dr. Konstantinos Karachalios, Managing Director, IEEE-SA
10:00 Session 1: Panel on IPR and Standardization: Rules, Impact, and the Future

Carl Cargill (Adobe)

•  Mark Lemley (Stanford University)
•  Maureen Olhausen (FTC Commissioner)
•  John Harkrider (Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP)
•  Gil Ohana (Cisco)
•  Elizabeth Wang (CRA)

11:30 Break
11:45 Session 2: SEPs and Standardization

•  Standardization in the ICT: Towards ever closer union between SSOs and Patent offices?
Olga Kokoulina

•  Engagement in ICT Standardization: Pushing the Patents or Questing for Knowledge?
Cesare Riillo, Ivana Mijatovic

•  Five Reasons Why Patent Disclosure in Standards-Setting Organizations Doesn’t Work (And What To Do Instead)
Brad Biddle

13:15 Lunch: Intel Sponsored, Carl Shapiro

Keynote Speaker
Carl Shapiro – “Patent Holdup: Myth or Reality?”

14:15 Session 3: SEPs and the Market

•  The Influence of Standard Essential Patents on Trade
Florian Ramel, Knut Blind

•  RAND Market Failure: Analyzing IPXI’s unsuccessful attempt to establish an exchange for unitized standards-essential patent licenses
Jorge Contreras

•  Analysis of Early-Stage Proposals in Standardization: A Case Study of SEP-Candidate Proposals in oneM2M Release 1
Toru Yamada

15:45 Break
16:00 Keynote Qualcomm Sponsored

Greg Sidak

16:30 Session 4: Panel on Standardization, International Trade, and Government Policy

The role of globally acceptable standards for promoting international trade is evident. Unjustified or excessive differences in local regulations, could raise the cost of investing in research, harm interoperability, and diminish the potential for building integrated, global innovation networks. This tension has been captured in WTO’s Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade, However, WTO’s concept of standardization dates back to the 1979 Tokyo Round Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade Governing Regulations and Standards. Since then, the rise of the Internet has fundamentally transformed the development and use of technical standards. WTO’s TBT agreement fails to address this new international standardization landscape – a globally open, bottom-up process with less emphasis on national interests and more on a global perspective, particularly as a way to promote more and better global public goods. Nor does the WTO TBT agreement provide the tools to cope with a fundamental shift to mega-regional trade agreements, like the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, and their focus on behind-the-border policies, rules and regulations. In light of these fundamental transformations, do we need a recalibration of WTO’s international standardization concepts? What kind of policies and Public-Private Partnerships could promote globally open, bottom up standardization as a new type of global public good that would increase the gains for innovation from international trade through new types of open and global innovation networks? And what adjustments would this require for national policies that seek to foster economic growth, competitiveness and prosperity through innovation?

Konstantinos Karachalios (Managing Director, IEEE-SA)

•  Scott Kieff (ITC Commissioner)
•  Prof. Huang (University of International Business and Economics)
•  Dieter Ernst (East West Center)
•  Nikolaus Thumm (European Commission)

18:00 Short Wrap Up and Logistics for Cocktails – Anne Layne-Farrar

Anne Layne-Farrar

18:15 Welcome Reception: CRA Sponsored
7 October 2015
09:00 Session 5: Panel on Standardization as a Practice

Phil Wennblom (Intel)

•  Kirti Gupta (Qualcomm)
•  Bob Sachs (Fenwick & West)
•  Barry Leiba (Huawei)

10:30 Break
11:00 Session 6: This and That

•  Certification matters – competition of market, rational-bureaucratic and professional logics in software development organisations
Ronny Gey, Andrea Fried, Sarah Langer

•  A Modular Approach to Standards Education
Michael Spring

•  The effects of the recent EPO policy change to consider standards-related documentation as prior art
Authors:  Rudi Bekkers , Arianna Martinelli, Federico Tamagni
Presenter:  Rudi Bekkers

12:30 Lunch: Huawei Sponsored

Keynote Speaker
Randall Rader

13:30 Session 7: Standards, Innovation and Business Models

•  Managing Standards and Standard-Related Hurdles in the Context of Innovation
Paul Wiegmann

•  The evolving role of standardization in technological innovation: The case of photovoltaics
Jae-Yun Ho, Eoin O’Sullivan

•  Internet of Things and Business Models Empirical Illustrations of How the Business Model Concept Helps Us to Understand Strategic Implications of Internet of Things Investments
Pelle Hognelid, Thomas Kalling

15:00 Break
15:30 Session 8: Panel on the Economics of Standardization

The panelists will provide economists’ views of the standard setting process, including standards as mechanisms for innovation, the role of patents in standards, evidence of problems with patent licensing, and incentives of firms to participate in and contribute technologies to SSOs. Our panelists represent diverse views on these subjects, so expect an active and thought provoking debate on economic issues within standard setting.

Anne Layne-Farrar (CRA)

•  Jim Kearl (Brigham Young University)
•  Steve Haber (Stanford University)
•  Tim Simcoe (Boston University)
•  Joe Farrell (Berkeley)

17:00 Short Wrap Up and Logistics for Dinner: Carl Cargill
18:00 Dinner and Tour of Computer History Museum: Adobe Sponsored

Keynote Speaker:
Carl Cargill – “Doing Business using Standardization:  A Veritable Smörgåsbord”

8 October 2015
09:00 Session 9: Panel on the Future of Standardization

The coda to this conference looks forward.  Based up the panelists’ views, the history of standardization, and rapidly expanding technologies, we will discuss how standardization may evolve. As the technology that standards control becomes more fundamental to people’s lives how will the narrow technically focused SDOs of today evolve?  Perhaps one direction is the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) which has become very broad geographically and a very political SDO with an operational rather than a technical focus.

Ken Krechmer

•  Gordon Gillerman (NIST)
•  Stuart Graham (USPTO, Georgia Tech)
•  Linda Garcia (former OTA)
•  Michael Spring (University of Pittsburgh)
•  Francesco Zaccà (European Patent Office)

10:30 Break
11:00 Session 10: Standards, Patents (and the IEEE)

•  Ex Post Shapley Pricing as the Solution Concept for Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory Royalties
Norman Siebrasse, Thomas Cotter

•  Standard Value Holdup
Norman Siebrasse, Thomas Cotter

•  Perilous Deviations from FRAND Harmony — Operational Pitfalls of the 2015 IEEE Patent Policy
Ron Katznelson

•  In Praise of Experimentation (and the IEEE): a Reply to Katznelson
Gil Ohana

13:00 Lunch: Qualcomm Sponsored, Wrap Up and Recognitions, Ken Krechmer, General Chair

Wrap up and Recognitions
Ken Krechmer, General Chair