Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Oxfirst Free Webinar: The European Telecommunications Standards Institute Patent Policy

Our friend at Oxfirst, Roya Ghafele, has let us know about another timely webinar sponsored by Oxfirst.  Dirk Weiler, Board and IPR Special Committee Chairman of European Telecommunications Standards Institute [ETSI] & Christian Loyau, Legal and Governance Director of ETSI will present: “The ETSI Patent Policy”.  The talk will cover: “[An] explain[ation of] the main elements of ETSI’s IPR policy, the current challenges and the way changes to the policy are agreed [to] via a consensus based process taking into account all affected stakeholder interests.”

Mr. Weiler’s biography states: “Dirk Weiler is Chairman of the ETSI Board and the ETSI IPR Special Committee, and Head of Standards Management & Horizontal in the Networks Business of Nokia. With 30 years of technical and management experience in the telecoms industry he regularly speaks and writes about standardization, patents and the interplay of both. He holds an advanced degree in physics (Diplom-Physiker) from the University of Cologne.” Mr. Loyau’s biography states: “Christian Loyau is also the Legal Director of ETSI. He served for 12 years as Legal Director for International Affairs for the French telecommunications company Matra Communication and was involved in the IPR group of ETSI from 1993 to 1996. He then served as General Counsel and Secretary of the Board of the French IT company ATOS-Bull for 14 years.”

This talk follows Oxfirst’s recent webinar on IEEE’s standard setting process.

The talk is scheduled on March 11, 2016 - 14.00 British Standard Time / 15.00 CET/ 09.00 EST.  To register please follow this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/141738416756401924  (Please note from Oxfirst that: “We only accept registrations undertaken with professional email addresses (i.e. we can’t accept registrations from yahoo, gmail or similar private accounts)”)

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