- industrial policy | circular economy | intellectual property | innovation | business cluster
We invite anyone who is interested to join the webinar and participate actively via questions or comments.
The webinar will take place via Teams Live Events. It is open to anyone who registers in the Teams SEPs Group of the Commission. Register for the webinar on FRAND licensing and valuation until the close of business on 18 March 2021.
We look forward to an interesting discussion and already thank our speakers, including Pierre Regibeau (Chief Economist, DG COMP, European Commission), Teruki Amano (Deputy Director of Policy Planning and Research Division, Japan Patent Office), Taraneh Maghamé (Vice President, Wireless Programs & Corporate Development Via Licensing Corporation), Jorge Padilla (Senior Managing Director at Compass Lexecon), Ran Xu (Head of Licensing at Xiaomi), Peter Georg Picht (Professor at University of Zürich), Jorge Contreras (Professor, the University of Utah), Ruud Peters (Founder and CEO of Peters IP Consultancy), Kent Baker (Head of IP Strategy, Litigation & Licensing at U-blox), Eeva Hakoranta (Executive Vice President, Chief Licensing Officer, InterDigital), Tim Simcoe (Associate Professor, Boston University Questrom School of Business), Alex Rogers (Executive Vice President and President of Qualcomm Technology Licensing), Damien Geradin (founding partner of Geradin Partners), Richard Vary (Partner at Bird & Bird), Marianne Frydenlund (Legal Director, Nordic Semiconductor), Joachim Henkel (Professor at TUM School of Management) and Kamil Kiljanski (Acting Director, DG GROW, European Commission).
Further webinars on other aspects of SEPs will be organised in the coming weeks.
- 14.30: Welcome speech by Pierre Regibeau, Chief Economist, DG COMP, European Commission
- 14.40: Japan guide to licensing negotiations involving standard essential patents – 2 years after – Teruki Amano, Deputy Director of Policy Planning and Research Division, Japan Patent Office
- 14.50: Round table 1: What is non-discrimination in the SEP context and could there be a methodology to assess non-discrimination?
- 15.40: Round table 2: What would be the optimal process to determine the value of a licence? Could there be a structured approach that may assist such determination?
- 5 min break
- 16.35: Round table 3: Is the level of licensing discussion really only about 'access to all' vs 'license to all'
- 17.35: Closing remarks – Kamil Kiljanski, Acting Director, DG GROW, European Commission
To prepare for the event, you may find the following documents useful
- Making the most of the EU’s innovative potential – An intellectual property action plan to support the EU’s recovery and resilience, November 2020
- Making the rules: The governance of standard development organisations and their policies on intellectual property rights
- Full contribution of the Group of Experts on Licensing and Valuation of Standard Essential
As indicated in the 2020 IP Action Plan, the Commission announced that it will explore ways to improve transparency and predictability in the licensing of SEPs as these are key elements for the digital transformation of European industry, such as the roll-out of connected cars and other IoT products.
Online via Teams Events