Friday, November 1, 2019

Upcoming Brussels conference on component-level SEP licensing: final program and roster of speakers

The hottest SEP-related topic at this time is the question of whether--and on what terms--implementers of FRAND-pledged standards should have access to exhaustive component-level licenses. It's relevant to antitrust enforcement, litigation, and policy-making.

On Tuesday, November 12, FOSS Patents' Component-Level SEP Licensing conference will be held at the Sofitel Le Louise. Tickets are available via EventBrite. Here's the final program (with all panelists named):

08:30Registration & Reception
09:00Panel discussion on component-level licensing (antitrust and contract law)
10:00"All Comers" Or Not? Access to Licenses Under Contract Laws
Moderator: Dave Djavaherian (Founder, PacTechLaw)

11:00Patent Licensing: Implications for Business
Moderator: Ief Daems (Legal Director Antitrust EMEAR, Cisco Systems)

Seeking Component-Level Licenses: Experiences From the Field
Patent royalties in the IoT industry: an economics perspective
Joachim Henkel (Professor of Technology and Innovation Management, Technical University of Munich)
13:30The 2019 FTC v. Qualcomm Ruling: Key Holdings, Next Steps, Global Impact
Moderator: Jay Jurata (Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe)

Judge Lucy H. Koh's findings of fact, conclusions of law, and remedial orders
Jay Jurata (Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe)

Licensing practitioner's perspective on fallout from FTC v. Qualcomm ruling
Eric Stasik (Founder and Director, Avvika)

Could Judge Koh's reasoning be adopted under Art. 102 TFEU?
Evelina Kurgonaitė (Secretary General, Fair Standards Alliance)
15:00Afternoon Coffee Break
15:30Antitrust Complaints Over Component-Level Licensing
Moderator: Rebekka Porath (Director IP Policy EMEA, Intel Corporation)

Antitrust complaints over SEP licensing
Rafał Sikorski (Professor, Adam Mickiewicz University; and Senior Partner, SMM Legal)

Continental antitrust lawsuit against Avanci
Kent Baker (Head of IP Strategy & Licensing, u-blox)
16:00BONUS SESSION: Access to Injunctive Relief
Moderator: Edmund Mangold (Patent Counsel, BMW)

Evolution of national case law on SEP injunctions since Huawei v. ZTE
Bram Nijhof (Counsel, Taylor Wessing)

The proportionality requirement under the EU enforcement directive
Maurits Dolmans (Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton)

The German patent reform debate
Moderator: Florian Mueller (Founder, FOSS Patents)
Panelists: Messrs. Dolmans, Mangold, and Nijhof

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