Tusher Initiative for the Management of Intellectual Capital

UC Berkeley


Antitrust, Standard Essential Patents,
and the Fallacy of the Anticommons Tragedy:

Legal, and Industrial Policy Concerns


Saturday, October 29, 2016


Co-hosted by:
Tusher Initiative for the Management of Intellectual Capital
Berkeley Technology Law Journal

S480 – Executive Education Classroom
Haas School of Business
University of California, Berkeley



Conference Presentations

1. Kayvan Noroozi (with Richard Epstein): “The FRAND Contract: Quid pro quoi? Why Incentives for “Efficient Infringement” Threaten to Dismantle the FRAND Framework, and Why We Should Care”.

2. Stephen Haber (with Alexander Galetovic): “The Fallacies of Patent Holdup Theory”

3. David Kappos (with Paul Michel) “The Smallest Salable Patent-Pricing Unit: Observations on its Origins, Development and Future”

4. Ron Katznelson “The IEEE Controversial Policy on Standard Essential Patents- The Empirical Record Since Adoption”

5. Art Nutter: “Patent Book”

6. Jonathan Barnett “Has the Academy Led Patent Law Astray?”

7. Kirti Gupta: “Standard Development and Standard Setting”

8. David Teece : Closing Remarks




This symposium aims to bring together scholars who are interested in empirical issues with respect to the economic benefits and costs attached to standards essential patents.

9:00 am     Coffee

9:30 am     Welcome
                  David Teece, Director, Tusher Initiative for the Management of Intellectual Capital

9:35 am     Session 1
                  Presenters: Richard A. Epstein, University of Chicago; Stephen Haber, Stanford University

10:50 am    BREAK

11:00 am   Session 2
                  Presenters: David Kappos, former Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
                  Alan Marco, Chief economist, US Patent and Trademark Office
                  Ron D. Katznelson, president, Bi-Level Technologies

12:40 pm    LUNCH

1:30 pm     Session 3
                  Presenters: Jonathan Barnett, University of Southern California; Kirti Gupta, Director, Qualcomm; David Teece

2:40 pm     Final Thoughts and Closing Remarks
                  Discussion led by David Teece

3:00 pm     Mt. Beautiful Wine Tasting & Social Hour