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Hidetaka Aizawa

Professor of Business Laws, Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University

Hidetaka Aizawa is Professor of Business Laws at the Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy at Hitotsubashi University in Japan. He has more than 25 years of research and teaching experience in the areas of intellectual property law and trade law. In addition to his current position at Hitotsuabshi University, he has researched and taught...

Hidetaka Aizawa is Professor of Business Laws at the Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy at Hitotsubashi University in Japan. He has more than 25 years of research and teaching experience in the areas of intellectual property law and trade law. In addition to his current position at Hitotsuabshi University, he has researched and taught at the University of Tokyo, Waseda University, and Tsukuba University, and served as a visiting professor to Harvard University.

Professor Aizawa has been a member of the Expert Panel on Strategy for Intellectual Property of the Council for Science and Technology Policy in the Cabinet Office and the Industrial Property Council in the Japan Patent Office, and is currently serving on governmental councils such as the Council on Customs, Tariff, Foreign Exchange and Other Transactions in the Ministry of Finance; the Health Science Council in the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare; and the Expert Panel on Strengthening Competitiveness by Intellectual Property and International Standardization in the Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters of the Cabinet Office. He is also leading the International Intellectual Property Research Forum, which is engaged in research sponsored by the Japan Patent Office.

Over the past 25 years, Professor Aizawa has published numerous theses and books that discuss international intellectual property and patent law. Professor Aizawa received his Master of Laws and Bachelor of Economics from the University of Tokyo and finished his doctoral course at the Graduate Schools of Law and Politics of the University of Tokyo.

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Cui Guobin

Associate Professor of Tsinghua University Law School, Beijing, China, and the Director of the Center for Intellectual Property, Tsinghua University Law School

Cui Guobin is Associate Professor of Tsinghua University Law School, Beijing, China, and the Director of the Center for Intellectual Property, Tsinghua University Law School as well as the Executive Director of Tsinghua University-Microsoft Joint Center for Innovation and Intellectual Property. Professor Cui received his Ph.D.in law, LLM, and B.Sc. in Chemistry from Peking University,...

Cui Guobin is Associate Professor of Tsinghua University Law School, Beijing, China, and the Director of the Center for Intellectual Property, Tsinghua University Law School as well as the Executive Director of Tsinghua University-Microsoft Joint Center for Innovation and Intellectual Property.

Professor Cui received his Ph.D.in law, LLM, and B.Sc. in Chemistry from Peking University, and his second LLM from Yale Law School. He interned for Judge Rader at the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in 2008. He was a short-term visiting scholar respectively at GWU, University of Chicago and the University of Washington Law School.

Professor Cui has written and lectured extensively on the issue of intellectual property rights protection. He has published two popular casebooks, “Patent Law: Cases and Materials” and “Copyright Law: Cases and Materials,” and more than 20 law review articles.

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Alan Larson

Senior International Policy Advisor, Covington & Burling LLP, Chair of TI-USA

Alan Larson is a Senior International Policy Advisor with the law firm of Covington and Burling (C&B). An economist by training, Mr. Larson provides clients with strategic advice, counseling and representation at the intersection of international business and public policy. His practice encompasses international trade, investment and acquisitions, centering on the U.S. Committee on Foreign...

Alan Larson is a Senior International Policy Advisor with the law firm of Covington and Burling (C&B). An economist by training, Mr. Larson provides clients with strategic advice, counseling and representation at the intersection of international business and public policy. His practice encompasses international trade, investment and acquisitions, centering on the U.S. Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS); sanctions and trade compliance; international energy transactions; protection of intellectual property; and compliance with anti-bribery rules.

Mr. Larson is a member of the Board of Counselors of McLarty Associates, a strategic partner of C&B. He is Chairman of Transparency International/USA, a Board Member of Bread for the World, and a Distinguished Fellow at the Council on Competitiveness.

He previously served as the Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs; Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs; and Ambassador to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Mr. Larson received in 2005 the special honor of being designated a Career Ambassador. He received his Ph.D. and B.A. from the University of Iowa.

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Hau Lee

Professor, Stanford Business School, Faculty Director, Stanford University Graduate School of Business

Hau L. Lee is the Thoma Professor of Operations, Information and Technology at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. His areas of specialization include supply chain management, information technology, global logistics system design, inventory planning, and manufacturing strategy. He is the founding and current director of the Stanford Global Supply Chain Management Forum, an industry-academic...

Hau L. Lee is the Thoma Professor of Operations, Information and Technology at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. His areas of specialization include supply chain management, information technology, global logistics system design, inventory planning, and manufacturing strategy. He is the founding and current director of the Stanford Global Supply Chain Management Forum, an industry-academic consortium to advance the theory and practice of global supply chain management.

Professor Lee has consulted extensively in the public and private sectors. He is a cofounder of a number of supply chain and price optimization software companies including NON-STOP Solutions, DemandTec, SignalDemand, and TrueDemand. He is also on the Board and Advisory Board of several logistics services and supply chain software companies.

Professor Lee has given executive training workshops on supply chain management and global logistics in Asia, Europe, and America. His article, “The Triple-A Supply Chain,” was the Second Place Winner of the McKinsey Award for the Best Paper in 2004 in the Harvard Business Review. In 2004, his coauthored paper in 1997, “Information Distortion in a Supply Chain: The Bullwhip Effect,” was voted as one of the 10 most influential papers in the history of Management Science.

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Richard M. Locke

Howard Swearer Director of the Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Institute for International Studies and Professor of Political Science at Brown University

Richard Locke is the Howard Swearer Director of the Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Institute for International Studies and Professor of Political Science at Brown University. Previously, he was the Head of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Political Science Department and former Deputy Dean of the MIT Sloan School of Management. Locke's current research is...

Richard Locke is the Howard Swearer Director of the Thomas J. Watson, Jr. Institute for International Studies and Professor of Political Science at Brown University. Previously, he was the Head of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Political Science Department and former Deputy Dean of the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Locke’s current research is focused on improving labor and environmental conditions in global supply chains. Working with leading firms like Nike, Coca Cola, and HP, Locke and his students have been showing how corporate profitability and sustainable business practices can be reconciled. Locke has published four books: The Promise & Limits of Private Power, Cambridge University Press (2013); Working in America with Paul Osterman, Thomas Kochan, and Michael Piore, Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press (2001); Employment Relations in a Changing World Economy with Thomas Kochan, Michael Piore, Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press (1995); and Remaking the Italian Economy, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press (1995). Another book is forthcoming: Production in the Innovation Economy, Richard M. Locke and Rachel Wellhausen, eds, MIT Press, 2013 forthcoming. He is the author of numerous articles on economic development, labor relations, and corporate responsibility.

Locke, along with MIT Sloan colleagues, spearheaded the development of the Laboratory for Sustainable Business (S-Lab), a course seeking to provide students with in-depth knowledge of the various sustainability issues society faces today. Locke also pioneered the popular Global Entrepreneurship Laboratory, a course that teaches students about entrepreneurship in developing countries by placing them in internships with startups in an array of companies in various emerging markets. As a result of this work, Locke was named a 2005 Faculty Pioneer in Academic Leadership by The Aspen Institute, and awarded the MIT Class of 1960 Teaching Innovation Award in 2007 and the Jamieson Prize for Excellence in Teaching in June 2008.

Locke is also the chair of Apple’s academic advisory board for its Supplier Responsibility program, part of the company’s commitment to providing safe and ethical working conditions wherever its products are made.

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Keith E. Maskus

Professor of Economics and Associate Dean for Social Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder

Keith E. Maskus is Professor of Economics and Associate Dean for Social Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has been a Lead Economist in the Development Research Group at the World Bank. He is also a Research Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, a Fellow at the Kiel Institute for World...

Keith E. Maskus is Professor of Economics and Associate Dean for Social Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has been a Lead Economist in the Development Research Group at the World Bank. He is also a Research Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, a Fellow at the Kiel Institute for World Economics, and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Adelaide.

He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Adelaide and Bocconi University, and a Visiting Scholar at the CES-Ifo Institute at the University of Munich and the China Center for Economic Research at Peking University. He serves also as a Consultant for the World Bank, the World Health Organization, and the World Intellectual Property Organization and is currently chairing a panel of the National Academy of Sciences on intellectual property management in standards-setting organizations.

Professor Maskus received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan in 1981 and has written extensively about various aspects of international trade. His current research focuses on the international economic aspects of protecting intellectual property rights. He is the author of “Intellectual Property Rights in the Global Economy,” published by the Institute for International Economics, and co-editor of “International Public Goods and the Transfer of Technology under a Globalized Intellectual Property Regime,” published by Cambridge University Press.

He recently wrote a piece analyzing the need for reforms in U.S. patent policy, published by the Council on Foreign Relations. A new volume, “Private Rights and Public Problems: The Global Economics of Intellectual Property in the 21st Century,” is scheduled for publication by the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

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Ambassador Susan Schwab

Professor- Public Policy, University of Maryland and Strategic Advisor to Mayer Brown LLP

Ambassador Schwab served as United States Trade Representative (USTR) (2006-2009), and as Deputy USTR from 2005-2006. Her career has spanned the public, private and non-profit sectors, with an emphasis on international trade and competitiveness. As a USTR, she concluded free trade agreements (FTAs) with Peru, Colombia, Panama and South Korea and helped achieve Congressional approval...

Ambassador Schwab served as United States Trade Representative (USTR) (2006-2009), and as Deputy USTR from 2005-2006. Her career has spanned the public, private and non-profit sectors, with an emphasis on international trade and competitiveness. As a USTR, she concluded free trade agreements (FTAs) with Peru, Colombia, Panama and South Korea and helped achieve Congressional approval of FTAs with Peru, Bahrain and Oman.

Ambassador Schwab launched the initial Trans Pacific Partnership trade negotiations and worked to close the World Trade Organization (WTO) Doha Round negotiations. She initiated and resolved multiple trade disputes with China and other countries, concluded the United States’ bilateral WTO accession agreement with Russia, and oversaw the admission to the WTO of Vietnam and Ukraine.

Previously, in academia, Ambassador Schwab served as Dean of the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, President of the University System of Maryland Foundation. Her prior roles also include Director of Corporate Business Development for Motorola, Inc., responsible for negotiating joint venture agreements in China and elsewhere in Asia; and Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Director-General, U.S. Foreign Commercial Service, responsible for the global network of export promotion professionals who work with small, medium and large U.S. firms interested in doing business internationally.

Ambassador Schwab serves on the Boards of FedEx, Caterpillar, Boeing, and the Signature Theatre, and chairs the U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors. She is also on the Board of advisors of Miller Buckfire and is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group.

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Roberto Abdenur

Former Ambassador to the US, China and Germany

Roberto Abdenur is Former Brazilian Ambassador to the United States, China and Germany. Most recently, he served as CEO of ETCO, the Brazilian Institute for Ethics in Competition, a Non-Governmental Organization that works with corporations and associations to promote responsible business practices. He has also served as Deputy-Foreign Minister and is a member of CEBRI- the Brazilian...

Roberto Abdenur is Former Brazilian Ambassador to the United States, China and Germany. Most recently, he served as CEO of ETCO, the Brazilian Institute for Ethics in Competition, a Non-Governmental Organization that works with corporations and associations to promote responsible business practices. He has also served as Deputy-Foreign Minister and is a member of CEBRI- the Brazilian Center for International Relations and GACINT, a forum for the analysis of major foreign policy issues at the University of São Paulo. He is also a member of Consultative Councils at Brazil´s National Federation of Commerce, at São Paulo´s Federation of Commerce and Rio de Janeiro´s Commercial Association. He speaks Portuguese, Spanish, English, French, and German.

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