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Smart energy refers to the entire value chain from smart and efficient energy generation to energy consumption. The energy sector faces many challenges, many of which can be solved with new standards-enabled connected services and applications. A wave of oncoming smart energy technology could be about to make the world’s electricity infrastructure more efficient, however, it relies on standardized technology such as 4G, 5G, or Wi-Fi, which are subject to thousands of standard essential patents (SEPs). This has wide-reaching implications for the energy industry implementing these standards as well as for the standards developers and owners of relevant patents and SEPs. Yet many companies in the energy sector have no access to SEPs, which creates legal risks and uncertainty as connectivity standards are fully implemented in existing smart energy systems. Moreover, companies in the energy sector that adopt standards subject to SEPs, have little experience with negotiating a SEP license and limited information about the SEP ownership situation. Understanding the overall SEP landscape is however critical for the smooth adoption of connectivity standard, maintaining profitability, and protecting the capacity to sell new products, components, or systems with enough access to third-party patent rights. In this webinar, we will discuss the role of SEPs for the smart energy application, provide an overview of the landscape of declared SEPs, pooled SEPs as well as discuss standards development initiatives that are relevant or will become relevant for the energy sector.