Webinar: What do FRAND experts think of SEP valuation?


Standard essential patents (SEPs) protect inventions that are implemented in millions of products that rely on connectivity through standardized technologies such as 4G, 5G, Wi-Fi or audio and video codecs. Patent holders must provide access to SEPs, while they receive a monetary return for their patents to recoup earlier R&D investments. In a globalized economy, the licensing of these SEPs takes place on a worldwide level while enforcement is local, leading to geopolitical complexities. A well-functioning framework for the determination of Fair, Reasonable, and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) licensing terms is more important than ever.

To help you gain a clear understanding of what goes into determining the value of SEPs and relevant FRAND rates, IPlytics is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, 27th April, 2022, at 17:00 CEST / 11:00 AM ET, with a panel of experts who bring decades of industry experience to shed light on these topics:

  • Opinions on late SEP disclosures – what is the common practice in the industry?
  • Transparency about SEP claim charts – would a database of publicly available claim charts really help?
  • The concept of “proud lists” and why it is economically not feasible to chart every patent.
  • The delay in FRAND determination. How both licensors and licensees should commit to a more efficient process.
  • Regulation: Opinions on the public consultation of the US, UK, EU and METI in Japan.

The panel consists of the following honorable guests:

Bowman Heiden, Professor at CIP and Berkeley
Clemens Heusch, VP Litigation at Nokia
Jorge Padilla, Senior Director at Compass Lexecon
Richard Vary, Partner at Bird & Bird


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