What’s Next For Patents? Promoting Innovation, Preventing Abuse - Innovation Policy 2016

Opening remarks by The Hon. Michelle Lee. Patent trolling drains approximately $80 billion from our economy every year. How do we stop patent abuse while protecting the rights of legitimate inventors and businesses? Diverse stakeholderes in our patent system present their experiences, and the impact of legislative, judicial and regulatory efforts to prevent patent abuse. Speaker: Michelle Lee, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property, United States Patent and Trademark Office Lee Cheng, Chief Legal Officer, SVP of Corporate Development and Corporate Secretary, Newegg Inc. The Hon. Darrell Issa, Chairman, U.S. House of Representatives Laurie Self, VP and Counsel, Government Affairs, Qualcomm, Inc. Kate Doerksen, CEO and Co-Founder, Ditto Bryan Menell, Technology Entrepreneur, Entrepreneur Mike Masnick, President, Copia Institute