LeadershIP 2024

April 9, 2024 • 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EDT
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Please join LeadershIP and CSIS on April 9 for LeadershIP 2024, the premier conference on intellectual property (IP), innovation, and national security policy. 

In this new era of great power competition, technology and innovation have never been more critical. Yet the policies that promote innovation and technology leadership are often misunderstood. Secure IP rights incentivize the investment and risk-taking required to innovate in a broad range of critical industries, from semiconductors to artificial intelligence to pharmaceuticals. Healthy market competition drives innovation, as companies vie to offer superior products and services to their customers. How can these core pillars of innovation be harnessed to ensure our economic and national security?

Join experts, policymakers, and industry leaders to analyze and debate the pressing topics in IP, innovation, and national security policy--including geopolitical competition for technology leadership, innovation in emerging technologies, and the intersection of intellectual property and competition policy with economic and national security.

Learn more about speakers here.

This event is made possible through general support to CSIS.

Agenda


Attendee Registration and Breakfast

8:30 am

Welcoming Remarks

9:00 am

Dr. Kirti Gupta, Executive Director, LeadershIP

 

Dr. John Hamre, President and CEO, and Langone Chair in American Leadership, CSIS

(Panel I) National Security: Innovation, Intellectual Property, and International Competitiveness

9:30 am

The ongoing global IP policy developments are impacting U.S. technological and economic competitiveness. From March-In rights to Standards Essential Patents (SEPs), how do these developments impact the U.S. industries from biopharmaceuticals to wireless communications to semiconductors? 

 

Hon. Dr. Walter G. Copan, Senior Adviser (Non-resident), Renewing American Innovation Project, CSIS 

 

Prof. Jonathan Barnett, Torrey H. Webb Professor of Law, University of Southern California 

 

Patrick Kilbride, Senior Vice President, Global Innovation Policy Center, US Chamber of Commerce 

 

Gillian M. Fenton, Special Counsel - Innovation and Government Collaboration, GSK 

 

Fabian Gonell, Senior Vice President, Licensing Strategy and Legal Counsel, Qualcomm 

Coffee Break

10:45 am

(Panel II) Intellectual Property and Artificial Intelligence

11:00 am

The Artificial Intelligence revolution has raised key questions that society has yet to answer, from pending litigation over training data ownership to questions around AI inventorship. This panel explores the pressing issues at the intersection of AI and IP relating to patents, copyrights, and trademarks. 

 

Dr. Kirti Gupta, Executive Director, LeadershIP

 

Dr. Lynne E. Parker, Associate Vice Chancellor and Director, AI Tennessee Initiative, University of Tennessee 

 

Rama Elluru, Senior Director for Society and Intellectual Property, Special Competitive Studies Project 

 

Phil Hill, Special Counsel, Covington 

Lunch

12:15 pm

(Panel III) Architecting the Future: Call to Action for Innovation Policy

1:15 pm

There are several legislative proposals on the table today affecting IP, antitrust, and competition. Is more (or less) needed to establish a holistic innovation policy regime that prepares us for the future? 

 

Holly Fechner, Partner, Covington

 

Kate Hudson, Associate Vice President and Counsel for Government Relations and Public Policy, American Association of Universities 

 

Judge Paul Michel, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Ret.) 

 

Brian Pomper, Partner, Akin Gump 

 

Judge Randall R. Rader, Former Chief Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Ret.)

Break

2:30 pm

(Panel IV) The Geopolitical Technology Landscape: Challenges and Opportunities

2:45 pm

National security priorities and technological leadership are inextricably linked. What can innovation, intellectual property, and competition policies do to help with these priorities? 

 

Dr. John Hamre, President and CEO, and Langone Chair in American Leadership, CSIS

 

Dr. Jason Matheny, President and CEO, RAND Corporation 

 

Hon. David L. Norquist, President and CEO, National Defense Industrial Association 

Closing Remarks

4:00 pm

Reception and Happy Hour

4:30 pm

Contact Information

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Kirti Gupta
Senior Adviser (Non-resident), Renewing American Innovation Project
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John J. Hamre
CSIS President and CEO, and Langone Chair in American Leadership
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Walter G. Copan
Senior Adviser (Non-resident), Renewing American Innovation Project
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Holly Fechner

Holly Fechner

Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
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Jason Matheny

Dr. Jason Matheny

President and CEO, RAND Corporation
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David Norquist

Hon. David L. Norquist

President and CEO, National Defense Industrial Association
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Jonathan Barnett Headshot

Prof. Jonathan Barnett

Torrey H. Webb Professor of Law, University of Southern California
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Patrick Kilbride

Patrick Kilbride

Senior Vice President, Global Innovation Policy Center, US Chamber of Commerce
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Fabian Gonell

Fabian Gonell

Senior Vice President, Licensing Strategy and Legal Counsel, Qualcomm
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Gillian Fenton Headshot

Gillian M. Fenton

Special Counsel - Innovation and Government Collaboration, GSK
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Dr. Lynne E. Parker

Dr. Lynne E. Parker

Associate Vice Chancellor and Director, AI Tennessee Initiative, University of Tennessee
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Rama Elluru Headshot

Rama Elluru

Senior Director for Society and Intellectual Property, Special Competitive Studies Project
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Phillip Hill

Phil Hill

Special Counsel, Covington
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Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson

Associate Vice President and Counsel for Government Relations and Public Policy, American Association of Universities
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Paul Michel Headshot

Judge Paul Michel

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Ret)
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Brian Pomper

Brian Pomper

Partner, Akin Gump
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Randall Rader

Judge Randall R. Rader

Former Chief Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Ret.)