March 21-22, 2007 | Georgetown University
NW Washington, D.C. | USA

Keynote Speaker

David WuCongressman David Wu
U.S. Representative/Chairman; House Science Subcommittee on Technology
and Innovation
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.

David WuJames Love
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 of Law.

Suzanne T. Michel
Deputy Assistant Director for Policy and Coordination, Federal Trade Commission
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
President, JEDEC
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.

Brian Kahin
Senior Fellow, Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA)
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.

Ray Alderman
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 Corporation
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.




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