Congressman David Wu
U.S. Representative/Chairman; House Science Subcommittee on Technology
Congressman David Wu (D-OR) has been a member of the House of
Representatives since 1999. He currently serves on the Education
and Labor Committee, which has sole jurisdiction over education
policy. He also serves on the Science and Technology Committee,
which has jurisdiction over research and technology policy and
NASA and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Technology and
Innovation. Congressman Wu’s distinguished legal career has included
a clerkship with a Federal judge in Portland and the co-founding
of the law firm, Cohen & Wu, which focused on the high technology
industry. He holds a B.S. from Stanford University, attended Harvard
Medical School, and received a law degree from Yale University.
Director, Consumer Project on Technology
James Love is the Director of the Consumer Project on Technology (CPTech), a
non-government organization with offices in Washington, DC, London, and Geneva.
Information about CPTech is on the web at www.cptech.org.
An advisor to a number of UN agencies, national governments,
international and regional intergovernmental organizations and
public health NGOs, Mr. Love is US co-chair of the Trans Atlantic
Consumer Dialogue (TACD) Working Group on Intellectual Property,
founder and Chairman of Essential Inventions, Chairman of the
Union for the Public Domain, and Chairman of the Civil Society
Coalition. He is a member of the MSF working groups on Intellectual
Property and Research and Development, the Adelphi Charter on
Creativity, Innovation and Intellectual Property, and the Initiative
for Policy Dialogue (IPD) Task Force on Intellectual Property.
Mr. Love was previously Senior Economist for the Frank Russell
Company, a lecturer at Rutgers University, and a researcher on
international finance at Princeton University. He received a Masters
of Public Administration from Harvard University's Kennedy School
of Government, and a Masters in Public Affairs from the Princeton's
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Master of Ceremonies
Carl F. Cargill
Chief Standards Officer, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Carl Cargill is Chief Standards Officer for Sun Microsystems, where he manages
Sun's standardization strategies, activities, and portfolio. He has been active
in the standardization field for nearly twenty five years, and has written two
books: Information Technology Standardization: Theory, Process, and Organizations and Open
Systems Standardization: A Business Approach. Mr. Cargill has written scores
of articles on the subject of standardization and its practical applications,
as well as served as the Editor-in-Chief of "StandardView", ACM's journal
of standardization. He has testified several times before Congress, and has been
on Office of Technology Assessment and General Accounting Office panels as an
expert on standardization.
Mr. Cargill has served on the Boards of W3C, Object Management
Group, Open Mobile Alliance, The Open GIS Consortium, The Open
Group, Enterprise Grid Alliance, ECMA, and OSGi. Previously, he
was director of standards at Netscape, and a standards strategist
at both Sun and Digital Equipment Corporation. He holds a B.A.
from the University of Colorado in Medieval European History and
a Masters in the Science of Administration (Management Engineering)
from the George Washington University.
Selected Speaker Biographies
Michael J. Remington
Partner, Drinker, Biddle & Reath
Michael J. Remington is a partner in the law firm of Drinker Biddle & Reath
LLP. He is a former long-time chief counsel of the House Judiciary Committee’s
Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property. He serves as adjunct faculty
for George Mason University School of Law and Catholic University Columbus School
Suzanne T. Michel
Deputy Assistant Director for Policy and Coordination, Federal
Suzanne Michel is deputy assistant director for Policy and Coordination
for the FTC’s Bureau of Competition. She specializes in analyzing
the intersection between intellectual property and antitrust,
and focuses on the FTC’s intellectual property initiatives. Previously,
Ms. Michel worked in the Civil Division of the Department of Justice,
where she defended the United States in patent infringement litigation.
She is a registered patent attorney.
John J. Kelly
John J. Kelly is president of JEDEC, the semiconductor/solid state
product sector of the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA). Previously,
Mr. Kelly was executive vice president and general counsel of
EIA. He is the co-founder of the Association General Counsel Forum,
which includes the general counsels of the fifty largest trade
and professional associations in America. Mr. Kelly is also a
former chairman and board member of the Legal Section of the American
Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and has been a delegate
to the Judicial Conferences of the US Courts of Appeals for the
District of Columbia and Federal Circuits.
Senior Fellow, Computer & Communications Industry Association
Brian Kahin is a senior fellow at the Computer & Communications
Industry Association; he is also adjunct professor at the University
of Michigan School Of Information. Previously, Kahin served as
senior policy analyst at the White House Office of Science and
Technology Policy and was founding director of the Information
Infrastructure Project at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of
Government, the first academic program to address the social,
economic, and policy implications of the Internet.
Executive Director, VITA (VMEbus International Trade Association)
Ray Alderman has served as executive director at VITA since 1998.
The organization is the first standards setting organization to
implement ex ante. Prior to VITA, Alderman served as
CEO of PEP Modular Computers, the technical director of VITA,
and as a partner in two startup organizations that built computer
systems for communications, military, industrial controls, transportation,
and medical applications.
Thomas Andrew Robertson
General Manager, Interoperability and Standards, Microsoft
Tom Robertson is general manager of the Interoperability & Standards
organization in Microsoft's IP & L (Intellectual Property & Licensing)
Group. His organization works with product teams, customers, and
international standards bodies to advance the adoption of Microsoft
technical standards, Microsoft’s competitive position on interoperability,
and fostering innovation. Previously, Mr. Robertson was Microsoft’s
associate general counsel for legal and corporate affairs in Northern
Asia and has also served as an associate general counsel at the
Office of the United States Trade Representative.