In recent years, we have seen a proliferation of proxy wars that are at their core about Standard Essential Patents and the innovations they cover. These legal battles range from cross-border patent litigations (e.g. Huawei v. Samsung) to companies racing to convince Antitrust authorities around the world to launch investigations into licensing practices relating to SEPs. We are even seeing some authorities, notably the U.S. International Trade Commission, recommend mandatory licensing of patents peripherally related to standards but not designated as Standard Essential Patents themselves.
Join Gene Quinn, President & CEO of IPWatchdog, Inc., on Thursday, February 7, 2019, for a wide-ranging discussion on the issue of Standard Essential Patents, Standard Setting Organizations, Fair Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) licensing requirements and related Antitrust investigations. Joining Gene will be Theodore Essex, former Administrative Law Judge for the International Trade Commission (ITC), and current Senior Counsel at Hogan Lovells and Matteo Sabattini, a Director of IP Policy at Ericsson.