SEP Litigation Trends and Licensing Realities
In order for the full potential and promise of autonomous vehicles to be recognized, it will be critical for automakers to create vehicles that communicate with each other in real time, without lag. However, there are many obstacles to overcome before standardization can truly be achieved, not the least of which is the establishment of new business models.
While there are a number of high-profile legal confrontations and licensing standoffs capturing the auto industry in a quagmire of uncertainty, it hardly suffers this predicament alone. The Internet of Things, for example, which connects security systems, heating and lighting systems, washers and dryers, kitchen appliances, and more, will require increased interoperability and communication bandwidth if it continues to grow as predicted.
With such staggering commercialization opportunity due to demonstrated technological advancement come patents— a lot of patents – mostly standard essential patents (SEPs). When there are a lot of patents together with seemingly limitless market potential, litigation abounds— a lot of litigation.
Join Gene Quinn, patent attorney and Founder of IPWatchdog.com, on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at 12 pm EST, for a wide-ranging conversation about SEP litigation trends, forum shopping, licensing, and more. Joining the conversation will be Clemens Heusch, Head of Global Litigation for Nokia, David L. Cohen, from Kidon IP, a well-known SEPs expert and former Chief IP Officer for Vringo, and Tim Pohlmann, CEO of IPlytics.