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Connectivity technology will not only connect smartphones, tablets and computers but every device or object across many industry verticals linking other vehicles, trucks, traffic lights, machines, TVs, smart metres or medical devices. Technology standards such as 4G, 5G, Wi-Fi, HEVC, VVC and many more will enable connectivity that heavily relies on standards subject to standard essential patents (SEPs). SEP-related global royalty income was estimated at over $20 billion in 2021 and will likely increase in the next years when standards subject to SEPs are implemented widely across industries. Consequently, most SEP holders will actively monetize and enforce their SEP portfolios. But what is a reasonable royalty for a SEP portfolio and how should standards implementers and SEP holders navigate the risks of SEP licensing and SEP litigation?

Join Gene Quinn, patent attorney and Founder of IPWatchdog.com, on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at 12 PM ET, for a wide-ranging conversation about How to Navigate the Risks of SEP Licensing and SEP Litigation. Joining the conversation will be Josue Ortiz-Ramirez, Partner with the IP Advisory at Deloitte, Claus Melarti, Senior Vice President of Acquisitions at RPX Corporation, Brian Hinman, Chief Commercial Officer at Aon IP Solutions, and Dr. Tim Pohlmann, Managing Director of IPlytics GmbH.

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Meet Our Speakers

President, IPWatchdog, Inc.

Gene Quinn is a patent attorney and a leading commentator on patent law and innovation policy. Mr. Quinn has twice been named one of the top 50 most influential people in IP by Managing IP Magazine in both 2014 and 2019. From 2017-2020, Mr. Quinn has also been recognized by IAM Magazine as one of the top 300 IP Strategists in the World and in 2021 he was recognized by IAM in their inaugural Strategy 300 Global Leaders list. Mr. Quinn founded IPWatchdog.com in 1999, and he is currently President & CEO of IPWatchdog, Inc. According to IAM Magazine, Mr. Quinn “has reshaped the IP debate in the United States in a way that has forced policy makers to carefully consider the macroeconomic effects of IP law and its potential to drive innovation and economic activity.”

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FA, IP Advisory UK, Partner, Deloitte

Josue Ortiz-Ramirez is a partner in Deloitte with over 20 years of experience delivering intellectual property strategy, valuation, due diligence, and commercialization services. He currently leads Deloitte’s IP transaction advisory services. His transaction and valuation track record include buy-side and sell-side engagements, comprising the full range of registered and unregistered IP rights in a diverse set of commercial settings. Prior to joining Deloitte, Josue was a Company Director at ClearViewIP and he is regularly Listed in the IAM Strategy 300.

Josue Ortiz-Ramirez

Managing Director, IPlytics GmbH

Tim Pohlmann is the CEO and founder of IPlytics. He earned his doctoral degree with the highest distinction from the Berlin Institute of Technology, with a dissertation on patenting and coordination in standardization. He then went on to work as a post-doctoral researcher and consultant for the Law and Economics of Patents Group at CERNA, MINES ParisTech. Dr Pohlmann has been actively involved in preparing empirical studies for the European Commission, the World Intellectual Property Organization and the German federal government on SEPs, FRAND and patent pools. He is also the author of several peer-reviewed economist journal articles, several IAM magazine articles and was selected among the top IAM 300 IP strategist.

Tim Pohlmann

Chief Commercial Officer, Aon IP Solutions

Brian Hinman is Chief Commercial Officer at Aon Intellectual Property Solutions. Mr. Hinman is part of the senior leadership team, where he helps lead efforts for Aon in seizing the generational opportunity to establish market-accepted standards for assessing and valuing the IP asset class for businesses and investors. Mr. Hinman has more than 30 years of experience in the IP field and has been recognized by IAM as one of the top IP strategists in the world.

Prior to joining Aon, he served as chief IP officer at Philips, based in the Netherlands. He also held the position of CEO of Philips Intellectual Property and Standards, where he led a worldwide team of more than 400 IP professionals in nine different countries. He formulated and executed a robust IP strategy for each of Philips’ business units – including IP portfolio management, all IP litigation matters (offensive and defensive), active participation in various industry standards, and conducting all forms of IP monetization, including patent, technology, and brand licensing and the formation of various IP ventures.

Prior to Philips, Mr. Hinman was Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Unified Patents Inc, Vice President of Intellectual Property and Licensing at IBM, Verizon, and InterDigital, and was founding CEO of Allied Security Trust.

Brian Hinman

Senior Vice President, Acquisitions, RPX Corporation

Claus Melarti is Senior Vice President of Acquisitions at RPX Corporation. Prior to joining RPX, Mr. Melarti worked as a litigation attorney with the Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton and Duane Morris firms before moving to an in-house position with Sony, where he focused on patent litigation and licensing. This role allowed him to provide counsel in connection with a broad range of worldwide patent-related issues, including patent licensing (cross-licenses and offensive/defensive licenses), management of a substantial portion of Sony’s litigation docket (before the ITC, various district courts, and in Germany), as well as a wide range of strategic M&A activities. Mr. Melarti has also served as Senior Vice President, Senior Counsel at Provenance Asset Group LLC, a company focused on offering operating companies patent-related service, as well as Vice President, Counsel at Technicolor, a worldwide creative technology leader in the media and entertainment sector.

Mr. Melarti holds a BS in Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a JD from the University of Georgia School of Law.

Claus Melarti