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