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The 9th International Conference on Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology

6 - 8 October 2015

IEEE-SIIT conferences are held every two years. They aim at bringing together standardization researchers from different disciplines; IT-practitioners, policy makers, standards developers and users (administrations, companies, etc.) – that is, those who are interested in exchanging insights on standards and standardization, and appreciate the different angles and types of knowledge brought together.

Registration Now Open

**IEEE-SIIT 2015 venue has changed from Synopsys Building 1 to Synopsys Building B.**

(Please note that Building B is located in Mountain View)

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Dear IEEE-SIIT 2015 participants:

Please join us for a pre-conference gathering at my home on Monday evening, October 5, from 5:00 – 8:00pm. In addition to serving as an opportunity to get acquainted or re-acquainted, we’re hoping to have a relaxed ‘salon’ discussion about the intersection of academic research and industry interests. We’ll discuss how industry and academia can better work together to address research questions that are relevant for industry, in a manner that respects and protects academic independence and integrity. We’ll talk about some forums where this sort of intersection has happened historically (e.g. the Standards Edge conferences, the Arizona State workshops, and, of course, IEEE-SIIT), and explore whether additional forums would be useful. Brad Biddle (formerly of Intel, and currently a Visiting Scholar at Lewis and Clark Law School) and I (Steering Committee Chair) are coordinating this informal gathering, and Intel Corporation has generously agreed to provide food and drinks.  Please e-mail or  for the address in Palo Alto and whether you would need a ride or whether you may be able to offer a ride to another participant.

Ken Krechmer and Brad Biddle

Program Schedule
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08:00 Registration and Coffee
09:00 Introduction and Welcome, Ms. Karen Bartleson

Ms. Karen Bartleson
Sr. Director, Synopsys, and Past President, IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA)

09:15 Keynote by Konstantinos Karachalios

“If it works (for me) why fix it?”  Status quo versus reforms at the intersection between patent system and standardization
Konstantinos Karachalios
Managing Director, IEEE-SA

10:00 Session 1: Panel on IPR and Standardization: Rules, Impact, and the Future

Carl Cargill (Adobe)

•  Mark Lemley (Stanford University)
•  Maureen Olhausen (FTC Commissioner)
•  John Harkrider (Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP)
•  Gil Ohana (Cisco)
•  Elizabeth Wang (CRA)

11:30 Break
11:45 Session 2: SEPs and Standardization

•  Standardization in the ICT: Towards ever closer union between SSOs and Patent offices?
Olga Kokoulina

•  Engagement in ICT Standardization: Pushing the Patents or Questing for Knowledge?
Cesare Riillo, Ivana Mijatovic

•  Five Reasons Why Patent Disclosure in Standards-Setting Organizations Doesn’t Work (And What To Do Instead)
Brad Biddle

Speaker Lineup
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Karen Bartleson

Senior Director of Corporate Programs and Initiatives at Synopsys

Karen Bartleson has more than 30 years’ experience in semiconductors, specifically in ...
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Dieter Ernst
Dieter Ernst, an East-West Center senior fellow at the professorial level, is an authority ...
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Joe Farrell

Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley

Dr. Joseph Farrell is a Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. ...
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D. Linda Garcia

Former Director of the Communication, Culture and Technology Program at Georgetown University

D. Linda Garcia is the former Director of the Communication, Culture and Technology ...
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Gordon Gillerman

Director, Standards Coordination Office at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Gordon Gillerman, Director, Standards Coordination Office at the National Institute of ...
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