One of the major challenges when licensing, transacting, or managing SEPs is that there is no public database that provides information about verified Standard Essential Patents (SEPs). Standard setting organizations (“SSOs”) such as ETSI (4G / 5G), IEEE (Wi-Fi), or ITUT (HEVC/VVC) maintain databases of so-called self-declared patents to document the FRAND obligation. However, the SSOs do not determine whether any of the declared patents are essential, nor are the declarants required to provide any proof or updates.
As a result, in course of licensing negotiations, patent acquisitions or litigation, the question about which patents are essential and which are not, is one of the most debated when negotiating SEP portfolio value, royalties or infringement claims.
Join Gene Quinn, patent attorney and Founder of IPWatchdog.com, on Thursday, July 1, 2021, at 12 pm EST, for a special 60-minute wide-ranging conversation about how to best to determine essentiality when managing, licensing, transacting or litigation SEPs. Joining the conversation will be Tim Pohlmann, CEO of IPlytics.
In addition to answering your questions, the panel will:
- Describe the challenges with transacting and valuing SEPs.
- Identify the drawbacks, benefits and limitations of current practices.
- Discuss the extent to which Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions support the process of understanding how patent claims relate to standards.
- Provide their view about the future impacts of AI on licensing, transacting and litigating SEPs.