November 18-19, 1999
Columbia University .
Hosted by the Columbia Institute
THURSDAY, Nov. 18 :
9:00 - 9:45 - Economics Tutorial -Nicholas Economides - Stern Business
9:45 - 10:30 - Legal Tutorial - Cliff Potter - Freeborn & Peters
10:45 - 12:30 - The competitive implications of Intellectual
Property in the Cyber-world
Moderator: Said Mosteshar - Mosteshar Mackenzie
Jim Burger - Dow, Lohnes & Albertson PLC
Seth Greenstein - McDermott, Will & Emery
Steven J. Metalitz - Smith & Metalitz, LLP
Douglas E. Rosenthal - Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal
- How great is the need for international comity regarding intellectual
- How can the WIPO treaty be uniformly implemented and enforced?
- How can the WIPO treaty be coordinated with existing law?
- What are the political and economic implications for the third world
- What approaches to intellectual property might foster competition
in the Cyber-world?
Luncheon Speaker - David McGowan - U of Minn., School of Law
2:15 - 4:00 - The competitive implications of Trade Policy
in the Cyber-world
"Contract Law and Public Policy: Some Implications of UCITA for
Intellectual Property and Competition Policy"
Moderator: Edward Montgomery Graham - Institute for International
Rob Anderson - World Trade Organization
Eleanor Fox - New York University Law School
Rick Johnson - Arnold & Porter
Kenneth Lindhorst - AT&T
Mark Warner - OECD
- Can/should the WTO implement a supranational competition policy?
- What are the implications of the TRIP's agreement for software and
- What are likely to be new competitive strategies in the cyber-world
and is a regulatory response indicated?
4:15 - 5:30 - Panel Discussion & Questions
FRIDAY, Nov. 19 :
9:00 - 10:30 - National Competition Policy in the Cyber-world
Moderator: Mark Warner - OECD
Mary Azcuenaga - Heller, Ehrman, White, and McAuliffe
Hassan Qaqaya - UNCTAD
Douglas Rosenthal - Sonnenschein, Nath, & Rosenthal
- What countries have effective competition policies re the Cyber-World?
- What are the different regulatory approaches?
- How are the different approaches to be accommodated?
- What are the international political and economic implications of
differing national policies?
10:45 - 12:30 - Current Government Intervention
in the Cyber-World
Moderator: David McGowan - U of Minn., School of Law
Ron Katz - Coudert Brothers
Christopher Kelly - U.S. Department of Justice
Charles F. (Rick) Rule - Covington & Burling l
- In what areas of the cyber-world are nation states currently intervening?
- What are the objectives of the various interventions?
- What are the probable outcomes?
- Is there a role for private intervention? (in the U.S. ?; abroad?)
1:45 - 3:30 - Mergers and Joint Ventures in the Cyber-World
Moderator: Steve Hogan - Litman, Asche,& Gioiella
Bernard Amory - Jones Day
Colin Long - Olswang
Paul Saunders - Cravath, Swaine & Moore
- What is the need for supervision and control of mergers and consolidation?
- What are the trends for consolidation in the telecommunications
and software industries?
- What are the implications for international competitiveness?
3:45 - 5:15 - Panel Discussion & Questions
5:15 - Closing
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