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IPW Program: Patent Masters Symposium – Standard Essential Patents: Striking a Balance Between Competition & Innovation

September 10 @ 8:00 am - September 11 @ 5:30 pm EDT

Standard Setting Organizations (SSOs) exist to identify and select the best innovations the entire industry will build upon. Those contributing patented technologies are asked to provide a FRAND assurance, in essence committing to provide access to Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) on a fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory basis.

SEPs represent pioneering innovation that the entire industry will build upon. They represent ubiquitous innovation, which creates many legal problems. This Patent Masters™ Symposium will explore SEPs by looking at SSO policies, government activity, litigation, industry licensing practices, FRAND and more.


Gene Quinn

President & CEO, IPWatchdog, Inc.


September 10 @ 8:00 am
September 11 @ 5:30 pm
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