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.