Friday 4 December 2015

A Free Webinar from Oxfirst: The Value of Standard Essential Patents

Our good friend, Dr. Roya Ghafele, has let us know that Oxfirst [Congratulations to Oxfirst for receiving the best intellectual property boutique Austria award from Acquisition International!] is offering another timely free webinar.  The webinar is titled, “The Value of Standard Essential Patents – The Battle to Define the Meaning of FRAND.”  Here is a description of the talk:

The telecommunication industry is experiencing a new type of competition among firms deploying different industrial and knowledge-based business models within the same value chain. In relation to industry standards, this has created a conflict between market actors over the value of the SEPs that underpin the technical functions of these standards, in particular, between firms with strong SEP portfolios and those implementing standard-compliant products. This conflict has resulted in several recent cases before the courts and competition authorities. This presentation will discuss the value of SEPs within the context of the ongoing battle to define the meaning of the FRAND commitments and discuss the potential consequences on firm strategy, standardization, and economic efficiency.

The webinar is led by Bo Heiden, Deputy Director of the Center for Intellectual Property at Chalmers University of Technology and will be held on December 14, 2015 at 15.00 BST.  A brief bio for Mr. Heiden states:

Mr. Heiden is the Deputy Director of the Center for Intellectual Property at Chalmers University of Technology. In addition he directs the incubation activities at the Sahlgrenska School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Previously he was Innovation Director for the Qatar Science & Technology Park, where he was responsible for driving innovation strategy and intellectual property policy. As deputy director of CIP Mr. Heiden currently manages the internationalization of the CIP platform and strategic partnerships, including the newly launched Intellectual Property Institute of Norway (IPiN), which was co-founded by CIP.

Please register for the webinar here [CORRECTED LINK]:

The hosts further note, “Please register with your professional email account. We cannot allow attendees to sign up with private accounts (such as yahoo or gmail accounts).”

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