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May 8, 2006

will we see you at IP Grab?

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 2:20 pm

Have you registered yet for IP Grab – The Struggle Between Intellectual Property

Rights & Antitrust?   The Conference, which takes place on June 21, 2006, at the

National Press Club, in Washington, D.C., is the Seventh Annual Conference of


Your Editor rarely travels outside of upstate New York, but tries to get to the AAI

annual conference each year (AAI’s president, Bert Foer, is a former boss and old

friend, and let me put together AAI’s online Guide to Antitrust Resources on the Web). 

I’m hoping that this posting will help bring some fellow webloggers of the IP variety

to the Confernce.

     tiny check  It would, for example, be great to meet the proprietors of

Patent Baristas, and many, many others.



Here are IP Grab Topics and Participants::

Is There an IP Grab?
Harry First, Director, Trade Regulation Program,

New York University School of Law


Where is the Antitrust Modernization Commission

Heading on IP?  Michael Carrier, Associate Professor,

Rutgers School of Law-Camden


IP and the Collapsing of Aftermarkets
Bruce Abramson, President, Gordian Solutions and

Senior Consultant, CRA International


A Government Perspective on IP and Antitrust
Deborah Majoras, Chair, Federal Trade Commission


The EC, IP and Competition Policy
European Commission Representative

There will also be Break-out sessions to choose from: on Patent Tying  (with

economist Phil Nelson and Barry Brucker, President, Independent Ink, Inc.);

Standard Setting (with Howard Morse, Attorney, Drinker Biddle; and Jonathan R

ubin, Senior Fellow, AAI); and Aftermarkets  (with Gregory Gundlach, Professor

of Marketing, University of North Florida, Bruce Abramson, President, Gordian

Solutions, and Joseph Farrell, Professor of Economics, UC, Berkeley)


In addition, the Luncheon topic is “Fair Fight in the Marketplace;

Herbert E. Milstein, of Cohen Milstein Hausfeld & Toll, will receive 

an award for antitrust scholarship, and the AAI Antitrust Achievement

Award will be presented to Senators Mike DeWine (R-OH) and Herb

Kohl (D-WI), by Hon. Jonathan Leibowitz, Commissioner, Federal Trade



So, check out the registration information and see you there, on June 21.


tiny check  If you’re interested in Aftermarkets, you should know that AAI

is having a Symposium, by invitation, The Future of Aftermarkets in

Systems Competition, on June 20, 2006, the day before the conference.

An AAI background memo states:  


fragile neg


Why are aftermarkets important for antitrust? The choice of “aftermarkets”

for AAI

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