Tuesday 2 May 2023

Free Webinar: Rapid Reaction: The European Commission’s Proposed Standard Essential Patents Regulation


Free Webinar in Preparation of

The 8th IP and Competition Forum

5th of May 2023, 15:00BST = 16.00 CET

Rapid Reaction: The European Commission’s Proposed Standard Essential Patents Regulation


The European Commission (EC) announced its Proposed Standard Essential Patents Regulation building on its 2020 IP Action plan, which advocated for promoting transparency and predictability in SEP licensing. The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) is to administer a new SEPs regime. The aims to address key aspects of the FRAND debate, such as essentiality checks, FRAND royalty rate determination and offer alternative dispute mechanism services. To what extent does this represent a radical change to the European IP landscape? Join us for a discussion as to what has prompted this proposal, an assessment of its detail and a consideration of what the implications might be.

To find out more, join us at the 8th IP and Competition Forum on June 20 and 21 2023 in Brussels. Email us at info@oxfirst.com to get involved or check out the website of the 8th IP and Competition Forum.

About the Speakers

Dr. Roderick McConnell

Patent Counsel, Continental

Roderick is Patent Counsel to Continental Automotive Technologies. With a technical background in image processing and artificial intelligence, he has extensive experience in patent licensing and is a member of Continental’s SEP team. Roderick has written for IPWatchdog on FRAND rate determination and speaks at conferences.

Cyrile Amar

Founding Partner, Frand Avenue

Cyrille AMAR is an attorney at law, member of the Paris Bar. He is the founder of FrandAvenue, an innovative marketplace for licensing professionals, offering a database of about 600.000 standard essential patents and a unique set of tools for FRAND negotiations. Cyrille AMAR has participated as lead or co-counsel to more than 20 litigations about standard essential patents, before courts and arbitral tribunals.


Toby Sears

Partner, CMS

Toby is a Partner in the CMS IP team in London. He specialises in advising on patent strategy, monetisation and litigation in the tech sector, advising on large scale international matters. Toby has represented clients in multiple SEP/FRAND licensing disputes in the High Court through to the UK Supreme Court.


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