Attorneys, business executives and expert witnesses involved in patent enforcement and litigation.
On January 3, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) entered into a Consent Decree with Google, Inc. ("Google") and its wholly owned subsidiary Motorola Mobility LLC ("Motorola"). The decree settles allegations that Google and Motorola violated Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act, 15 U.S.C. Section 45, by engaging in unfair methods of competition and unfair practices relating to the licensing of standards-essential patents (SEPs).
This one-hour TeleBriefing will include two leading outside lawyers who advise major corporations on antitrust issues arising from patent licensing, and a senior in-house antitrust lawyer for a major telecommunications company that routinely participates in SSO deliberations. This distinguished panel will provide practical insights into the impact of the FTC-Google consent decree for other owners of SEPs and potential licensees. This program will be of great interest to all attorneys who counsel corporations on standards-setting matters and/or patent licensing negotiations.
Introduction & Overview
John Jurata, Esq., Moderator, Partner
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP / Washington, DC
Gil Ohana, Esq., Senior Director, Antitrust & Competition
Cisco Systems, Inc. / Sunnyvale, CA
Outside Counsel Perspective
John D. Harkrider, Esq., Partner
Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP / New York, NY
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John "Jay" Jurata, Moderator, is a partner in Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP's Washington, D.C. office, and is a member of the Antitrust and Competition Group. Mr. Jurata's practice covers all areas of U.S. and EU competition law, with an emphasis on antitrust and intellectual property issues involving technology markets. He has wide experience representing clients in government investigations relating to monopolization and abuse of dominance, mergers and acquisitions, and high-stakes antitrust and intellectual property litigation. He also provides counseling advice regarding the strategic use of patents, intellectual property licensing, interoperability, tying/bundling, pricing, distribution, and competitor collaborations.
John D. Harkrider, partner with Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP is co-chair of their antitrust practice and concentrates on mergers, counseling and litigation. In the merger context, he advised Google in its US $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility. In litigation, Mr. Harkrider represented both Tyson Foods and George's with respect to Tyson's sale of assets to George's in the Western District of Virginia, Omnicare with respect to its Section One conspiracy clims against United Health in both the Northern District of Illinois and the Seventh Circuit, United Technologies Corporation in connection with Walker Process and Handgards claims in the Northern District of Illinois and District of Maryland, and IBP in opposition class certification in the Middle District of Alabama.
Gil Ohana is Senior Director, Antitrust and Competition for Cisco Systems, Inc., the leading manufacturer of networking equipment for the Internet. Mr. Ohana regularly advises Cisco on antitrust issues relating to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, standard setting, distribution, and intellectual property licensing. He writes and speaks regularly on licensing, standard-setting, patent pools, and other subjects at the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property law.