Past Roundtables

2014 Rountables

Research Roundtable on Software and Business Method Patents

Thursday, April 24-Friday, April 25, 2014

AGENDA

Participant List

  1. John R. Allison, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin
  2. Pere Arqué-Castells, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  3. Justus Baron, Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth
  4. Steve Borsand, Trading Technologies International, Inc.
  5. Julie A. Carlson, U.S. Federal Trade Commission
  6. Marco Ceccagnoli, Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology
  7. Charles J. Cooper, Cooper & Kirk, PLLC
  8. Peter DiCola, Northwestern University School of Law
  9. Amy Garber, Patent Agent on behalf of GE Global Patent Operation
  10. Stuart Graham, Georgia Institute of Technology
  11. Bronwyn H. Hall, Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley
  12. Joseph F. Hetz, Brinks Gilson & Lione
  13. Jay P. Kesan, University of Illinois College of Law
  14. Jay Q. Knobloch, Trading Technologies International, Inc.
  15. Jeffrey R. Kuester, Taylor English Duma LLP
  16. Anne Layne-Farrar, Charles River Associates
  17. Alan Marco, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  18. Frances Marshall, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, Legal Policy Section
  19. Keith McNally, Ameranth, Inc.
  20. Peter S. Menell, UC Berkeley School of Law
  21. Yann Meniere, Cerna - MINES Paris Tech
  22. Shawn Miller, Stanford Law School
  23. Suzanne Drennon Munck, U.S. Federal Trade Commission
  24. Abhishek Nagaraj, MIT Sloan School of Management
  25. John Nethery, Brinks Gilson & Lione
  26. Laura Pedraza-Fariña, Northwestern University School of Law
  27. Arti K. Rai, Duke University School of Law
  28. Margaret Jane Radin, University of Michigan School of Law
  29. Florian Schuett, Tilburg University
  30. David L. Schwartz, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law
  31. Laurie C. Self, Qualcomm Inc.
  32. Priyanka Sharma, Stuart School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology
  33. Ralph B. Siebert, Purdue University, Krannert School of Management
  34. Matthew L. Spitzer, Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth
  35. Daniel F. Spulber, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  36. Emerson H. Tiller, Northwestern University School of Law
  37. Phyllis Turner-Brim, Intellectual Ventures
  38. Bruno van Pottelsberghe de la Potterie, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management
  39. Saurabh Vishnubhakat, Duke Law School
  40. Deborah Weiss, Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth
  41. Arvids Ziedonis, Stanford University
  42. Rosemarie Ziedonis, Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon
  43. Samantha Zyontz, MIT-Sloan School of Management

Background Papers

How Patents Provide the Foundation of the Market for Inventions
Daniel F. Spulber, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Essential Patents and Standard Dynamics
Justus Baron, Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth, Northwestern University School of Law
Tim Pohlmann, MINES ParisTech, Cerna, Centre d'économie industrielle
Knut Blind, Berlin University of Technology

Notice Failure and Notice Externalities
Peter S. Menell, University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)
Michael J. Meurer, Boston University School of Law

Tailoring Legal Protection for Computer Software
Peter S. Menell, University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)

Forty Years of Wondering in the Wilderness and No Closer to The Promised Land: Bilski’s Superficial Textualism and the Missed Opportunity to Return Patent Law to Its Technology Mooring
Peter S. Menell, University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)

Rethinking Patent Eligibility for the Modern Scientific Age
Peter S. Menell, University of California at Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)
Jeffrey A. Lefstin, University of California, Hastings College of Law

Do ‘Fuzzy’ Software Patent Boundaries Explain High Claim Construction Reversal Rates?
Shawn P. Miller, Stanford Law School

Of Smart Phone Wars and Software Patents (with Saurabh Vishnubhakat)
Stuart Graham, Georgia Institute of Technology

Patent Quality and Incentives at the Patent Office
Florian Schuett, Tilburg University

Technology Entry in the Presence of Patent Thickets
Bronwyn Hall, UC Berkeley and University of Maastricht, NBER
Christian Helmers, Universidad Carlos III and SERC LSE
Georg von Graevenitz, University of East Anglia and NIESR
Chiara Rosazza‐Bondibene, NIESR

Patent Value and Citations: Creative Destruction or Strategic Disruption? (with Ufuk Akcigit and Jillian Popadak)
David Abrams, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Cocreation of Value in a Platform Ecosystem: The Case of Enterprise Software
Marco Ceccagnoli, College of Management, Georgia Institute of Technology
Chris Forman, College of Management, Georgia Institute of Technology
Peng Huang, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Appropriability Mechanisms and the Platform Partnership Decision: Evidence from Enterprise Software
Marco Ceccagnoli, College of Management, Georgia Institute of Technology
Chris Forman, College of Management, Georgia Institute of Technology
D.J. Wu, College of Management, Georgia Institute of Technology
Peng Huang, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Risks Associated With Restricting Business Method and E-Commerce Patents (with Lawrence E. Thompson)
Jeffrey R. Kuester, Taylor English Duma LLP

Bernard L. Bilski and Rand A. Warsaw, v. John J. Doll, Acting Under Secretary Of Commerce For Intellectual Property And Acting Director Of The United States Patent And Trademark Office

Brief of Amici Curiae, Trading Technologies International, Inc., Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P., Cummins Inc., Scientific Games Corporation, Align Technology, Inc., Et Al., In Support Of Petitioner (Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd v. CLS Bank International and CLS Services Ltd.)

Defensive and Offensive Acquisition Services in the Market for Patents
Yann Ménière, Cerna - MINES ParisTech
Charlene Cosandier, Cerna - MINES ParisTech
Henry Delcamp, Cerna - MINES ParisTech
Aija Leiponen, Cornell University and Imperial College London

Unpacking Patent Assertion Entitites (PAE's)
Christopher A. Cotropia, University of Richmond School of Law
Kay Kesan, University of Illinois College of Law
David L. Schwartz, Chicago-Kent College of Law

John R. Allison & Emerson H. Tiller, The Business Method Patent Myth, Berkeley Tech. L.J. (2003)

John R. Allison & Starling D. Hunter, On the Feasibility of Improving Patent Quality One Technology at a Time: The Case of Business Methods, Berkeley Tech. L.J. (2006)

John R. Allison, Abe Dunn, Ronald J. Mann, Software Patents, Incumbents, and Entry, Texas L. Rev. (2007)

John R. Allison & Ronald J. Mann, The Disputed Quality of Software Patents, Washington U. L.Q. (2008)

Arti K. Rai, John R. Allison, & Bhaven N. Sampat, University Software Ownership and Litigation: A First Examination, N.C. L. Rev. (2009)

John R. Allison, Mark A. Lemley, & Joshua H. Walker, Extreme Value or Trolls on Top? The Characteristics of the Most Litigated Patents, U. Penn. L. Rev. (2010)

John R. Allison, Mark A. Lemley, & Joshua H. Walker, Patent Quality and Settlement Among Repeat Patent Litigants, Georgetown L.J. (2011)

John R. Allison, Emerson H. Tiller, Samantha Zyontz, Tristan Bligh, Patent Litigation and the Internet, Stanford Tech. L. Rev. (2012)


2013 Roundtables

Research Roundtable on Technology Standards, Innovation and Market Coordination

Thursday, February 7-Friday, February 8, 2013

This conference was organized by Professor Daniel F. Spulber, Research Director of the Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growthand Elinor Hobbs Distinguished Professor of International Business, Professor of Management Strategy, Kellogg School of Management, Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law (Courtesy).

The theme of the conference was on market-based approaches to standard setting. The conference will explore the economic benefits and costs of intellectual property (IP) protections in the context of standards. The conference focused on the positive economics of incentives for invention and incentives for innovation and commercialization rather than the more standard normative economics calling for regulation of technology transfer contracts.

Papers

Exploring the Nature and Extent of Patent Hold-Up Surrounding Standards under Various Approaches to Patent Remedies
F. Scott Kieff, George Washington University
Anne Layne-Farrar, Charles River Associates

Property as Platform: Coordinating Standards for Technological Innovation
Henry E. Smith, Harvard University

Ex-Ante Agreements in Standard Setting and Patent Pool Formation
Joaquin Poblete, London School of Economics and Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Gaston Llanes, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Complementary Patents and Market Structure
Klaus M. Schmidt, University of Munich

Standards and the Incentives for Innovation
Troy J. Scott, RTI International
John T. Scott, Dartmouth College

Do NPEs Matter?: Non-Practicing Entities and Patent, Litigation Outcomes
Michael J. Mazzeo, Northwestern University
Jonathan Hillel, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Samantha Zyontz, Harvard University

Participation in Standard Setting Organizations
Margaret Kyle, University of Toulouse
David Salant, University of Toulouse

Who Cooperates in Standards Consortia-Rivals or Complementors?
Justus A. Baron, Mines ParisTech
Tim Pohlmann, Technische Universitat Berlin

SSO Rules, Standardization, and SEP Licensing: Economic Questions from the Trenches
Roger G. Brooks, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Ten Years of DG Competition Effort to Provide Guidance on the Application of Competition Rules to the Licensing of Standard-Essential Patents: Where Do We Stand?
Damien Geradin, Covington & Burling, LLP

Timing of Discovery and the Division of Profit with Complementary Innovations
Annalisa Biagi, University of Catania
Vincenzo Denicolo, University of Bologna and CEPR

Payments and Participation: The Incentives to Join Cooperative Standard Setting Efforts
Anne Layne-Farrar, Charles River Associates
Gerard Llobet, Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros (CEMFI)
Jorge Padilla, Compass Lexecon

The Patent Policy Debate in the High-Tech World: A Literature Review
Kirti Gupta, Qualcomm Inc.


Third Annual Research Roundtable on the Law and Economics of Digital Markets

Monday, July 29-Tuesday,  July 30, 2013

This roundtable is organized by Peter Dicola, Assistant Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law and Shane Greenstein, Elinor and H. Wendell Hobbs Professor, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

Confirmed Participants:

  1. Luis Aguiar, European Union - Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS)
  2. Jennifer Brown, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  3. Christopher J. Buccafusco, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
  4. Zachary Burns, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  5. Brett Danaher, Department of Economics, Wellesley College
  6. Peter C. DiCola, Northwestern University School of Law
  7. William K. Ford, The John Marshall Law School
  8. Kristelia A. Garcia, The George Washington University School of Law
  9. Shane Greenstein, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  10. Jennifer Jenkins, Duke University Law School
  11. Jessica Litman, University of Michigan Law School
  12. Gregory N. Mandel, Temple University, Beasley School of Law
  13. Bertin Martens, European Union - Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS)
  14. Abhishek Nagaraj, MIT Sloan School of Management
  15. Lisa Larrimore Ouellette, Yale Law School Information Society Project
  16. Jeffrey T. Prince, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
  17. Matthew Sag, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  18. Matthew L. Spitzer, Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth, Northwestern University School of Law
  19. Christopher Sprigman, University of Virginia School of Law
  20. Koleman Strumpf, University of Kansas School of Business
  21. David Touve, McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia

Papers

Does Copyright Affect Creative Reuse? Evidence from the Digitization of Baseball Digest
Abhishek Nagaraj, MIT Sloan School of Management

Penalty Default Licenses
Kristelia A. Garcia, The George Washington University School of Law

What's a Name Worth?: Experimental Tests of the Value of Attribution in Intellectual Property
Christopher J. Buccafusco, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
Zachary Burns, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Christopher Sprigman, University of Virginia School of Law

Digital Music Consumption on the Internet: Evidence from Clickstream Data
Luis Aguiar, European Union - Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS)
Bertin Martens, European Union - Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS)

The Google Shortcut to Trademark Law
Lisa Larrimore Ouellette, Yale Law School Information Society Project

Gone in 60 Seconds: The Impact of the Megaupload Shutdown on Movie Sales
Brett Danaher, Department of Economics, Wellesley College


Research Roundtable on Innovation and Technology Standards

Friday, October 25-Saturday, October 26, 30, 2013

This roundtable is part of the Searle Center's new Research Project on Innovation Econmics and is organized by Daniel F. Spulber, Research Director of the Searle Center and Elinor Hobbs Distinguished Professor of International Business, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

Attendance at this roundtable is by invitation only.

AGENDA

Confirmed Participants:

  1. John R. Allison, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin
  2. Justus Baron, Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth, Northwestern Law
  3. R. Andrew Butters, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  4. Luis Cabral, New York University
  5. Henry Delcamp, Ministère de l'Economie, des Finances et de l'Industrie
  6. Alberto Galasso, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
  7. Stuart Graham, Georgia Institute of Technology
  8. Kirti Gupta, Qualcomm, Inc.
  9. Andrei Hagiu, Harvard Business School
  10. Anne Layne-Farrar, Charles River Associates
  11. Aija Leiponen, Cornell University, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  12. Vilen Lipatov, Goethe University Frankfurt
  13. Gastón Llanes, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
  14. Gerard Llobet, Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros (CEMFI)
  15. Arijit Mukherjee, Loughborough University, School of Business and Economics
  16. Sarah Parlane, University College Dublin, School of Economics
  17. Tim Pohlmann, CERNA MINES ParisTech & IPlytcis
  18. Jonathan Putnam, Competition Dynamics
  19. Mark Schankerman, Department of Economics, London School of Economics
  20. Carlos J. Serrano, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  21. Matthew L. Spitzer, Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth
  22. Daniel F. Spulber, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  23. Emerson H. Tiller, Northwestern University School of Law

Papers

Technological Standardization, Endogenous Productivity and Transitory Dynamics
Justus Baron, Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth
Julia Schmidt, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) Geneva

Essential Patents and Standard Dynamics
Justus Baron, Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth
Tim Pohlmann, MINES ParisTech, Cerna
Knut Blind, Berlin University of Technology


Research Roundtable on Workforce Science

Saturday, November 2, 2013

AGENDA

Confirmed Participants:

  1. Lori A. Beaman, Department of Economics,  Northwestern University
  2. Jennifer Brown, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  3. Zev Eigen, Northwestern University School of Law
  4. Mitchell Hoffman, University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management
  5. Michael Housman, Evolv
  6. Diego Klabjan, McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University
  7. David A. Matsa, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  8. Michael Mazzeo, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  9. Dylan B. Minor, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  10. J. Keith Murnighan, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  11. Robert L. Nelson, American Bar Foundation
  12. Laura Beth Nielsen, American Bar Foundation
  13. Nicola Persico, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  14. Lauren Rivera, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  15. Sara L. Rynes-Weller, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa
  16. Paola Sapienza, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  17. Max Simkoff, Evolv
  18. Matthew L. Spitzer, Searle Center on Law, Regulation and Economic Growth
  19. Daniel F. Spulber, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  20. Ithai Stern, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  21. Deborah Weiss, Searle Center on Law, Regulation and Economic Growth
  22. Kimberly A. Yuracko, Northwestern University School of Law

Papers

The Research-Practice Gap in I/O Psychology and Related Fields: Challenges and Potential Solutions
Sara L. Rynes-Weller, Tippie College of Business, University of Iowa

Workforce Reductions at Women-Owned Businesses in The United States
David A. Matsa, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Amalia R. Miller, University of Virginia

Female Style in Corporate Leadership? Evidence from Quotas
David A. Matsa, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Amalia R. Miller, University of Virginia

Is There a Female Leadership Style? (overview summary article)
David A. Matsa, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Amalia R. Miller, University of Virginia

Do Job Networks Disadvantage Women? Evidence from a Recruitment Experiment in Malawi
Lori Beaman, Department of Economics, Northwestern University
Niall Keleher, Innovations for Poverty Action.
Jeremy Magruder, University of California, Berkeley

Pay for Performance: Environmental Risk Taking and Disasters
Dylan Minor, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Social Preferences and the Response to Relative Incentive Pay
Dylan Minor, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Pablo Hernandez, New York University Abu Dhabi
Dana Sisak
, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Tinbergen Institute

Misconduct in Credence Good Markets
Dylan Minor, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Jennifer Brown, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Choosing to be Good: How Managers Determine their Impact on Financial and Social Performance
Dylan Minor, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Bryan Hong, Ivey Business School, Western University

Optimal Agency Contracts for Delegated R&D
Daniel F. Spulber, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Joaquin Poblete, London School of Economics and PUC

The Form of Incentive Contracts: Agency with Moral Hazard, Risk Neutrality, and Limited Liability
Daniel F. Spulber, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Joaquin Poblete, London School of Economics and PUC

Selecting the Best? Spillover and Shadows in Elimination Tournaments
Jennifer Brown, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Dylan Minor
, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

The Value of Corporate Culture
Paola Sapienza, Northwestern University, NBER, & CEPR
Luigi Guiso, Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance & CEPR
Luigi Zingales, University of Chicago, NBER, & CEPR

The Other Pathway to the Boardroom: Interpersonal Influence Behavior as a Substitute for Elite Credentials and Majority Status in Obtaining Board Appointments
Ithai Stern, Northwestern University
James D. Westphal, University of Texas at Austin

Stealthy Footsteps to the Boardroom: Executives’ Backgrounds, Sophisticated Interpersonal Influence Behavior, and Board Appointments
Ithai Stern, Northwestern University
James D. Westphal, University of Texas at Austin

Set up for a Fall: The Insidious Effects of Flattery and Opinion Conformity toward Corporate Leaders
Ithai Stern, Northwestern University
James D. Westphal, University of Texas at Austin
Sun Hyun Park, University of Michigan

Justice or Just Between Us? Empirical Evidence of the Trade-Off between Procedural and Interactional Justice in Workplace Dispute Resolution
Zev Eigen, Northwestern University School of Law
Adam Seth Litwin, Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University


Book Roundtable on Originalism and the Good Constitution by John O. McGinnis and Michael Rappaport (forthcoming Harvard University Press)

Thursday, December 5-Friday, December 6, 2013

AGENDA

Confirmed Participants:

  1. Robert W. Bennett, Northwestern University School of Law
  2. William Baude, Stanford Law School
  3. Chief Judge Frank H. Easterbrook, United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  4. Joshua Fischman, Northwestern University School of Law
  5. Brian T. Fitzpatrick, Vanderbilt Law School
  6. Philip Hamburger, Columbia Law School
  7. John C. Harrison, University of Virginia School of Law
  8. Andrew M. Koppelman, Northwestern University School of Law
  9. James Lindgren, Northwestern University School of Law
  10. John O. McGinnis, Northwestern University School of Law
  11. Victoria Nourse, Georgetown Law
  12. Sai Prakash, University of Virginia Law School
  13. Stephen B. Presser, Northwestern University School of Law
  14. Michael Rappaport, University of San Diego Law School
  15. Martin H. Redish, Northwestern University School of Law
  16. Stephen E. Sachs, Duke University School of Law
  17. Nadav Shoked, Northwestern University School of Law
  18. Lawrence Solum, Georgetown Law
  19. Matthew L. Spitzer, Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth
  20. Keith E. Whittington, Department of Politics, Princeton University


2012 Roundtables

Book Preview Roundtable: The Innovative Entrepreneur by Daniel F. Spulber

April 26-27, 2012

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Book Preview Roundtable: Tough Luck Libertarianism, Health Care, and the Constitution by Andrew Koppelman (published as The Tough Luck Constitution and the Assualt on Health Care Reform)

August 15-16, 2012

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Research Roundtable on Natural Preservation in a Rapidly Changing Climate

October 4-5, 2012

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Second Annual Research Roundtable on Law and Economics of Digital Markets

October 11-12, 2012

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Book Preview Roundtable: Innovation from the Edges: Creating the Commercial Internet by Shane Greenstein

December 6-7, 2012

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2011 Roundtables

First Annual Research Roundtable on Law and Economics of Digital Markets

June 23-24, 2011

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Research Roundtable on Climate Change, Adaptation, and Environmental Law

April 7-8, 2011

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Research Roundtable on Innovation Policy, Intellectual Property, and Entrepreneurship

April 29, 2011

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Book Preview Roundtable: Accelerating Democracy by John O. McGinnis

September 15-16, 2011

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Research Roundtable on Institutional Review Boards

October 29, 2011

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2010 Roundtables

Book Preview Roundtable of Judicial Power of the Purse by Nancy Staudt

January 13-15, 2010

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