Apologies for the short notice, but the IPO IP Chat Channel will be presenting a webinar titled FRAND and SEP Update: Asia at 2 pm Eastern time tomorrow, August 8. Here is a link, for those who might be interested in registering, and here is a description:
Standard essential patents (SEPs) are a key part of global commerce. For instance, an Internet of Things or 5G mobile networks can only be built using standards that are licensed at rates that are fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND). Yet traditional jurisprudence has shown itself ill-suited for disputes involving SEPs.
This webinar will consider the impact of recent developments in involving SEPs in China, Korea, Japan, and India. Our panel, which includes a senior competition lawyer at a SEP owner, an attorney who represents implementers, and a leading academic authority, will discuss topics including:
- The April release of the Beijing High People’s Court Guidelines for Patent Infringement Determination;
- The decision of the Beijing IP Court in March finding Sony infringed a SEP and was an unwilling licensee, resulting in the first injunction in favor of an SEP holder in China;
- The decision of the Korean Fair Trade Commission, now being appealed, to impose a $853 million fine on Qualcomm for FRAND violations; and
- The ongoing assertion campaign by Japanese sovereign patent fund IP Bridge;
- Ericsson’s campaign to win licensing royalties from local and Chinese phone makers in India.
- Jorge Contreras, University of Utah School of Law
- James Harlan, InterDigital Holdings, Inc.
- Paul Zeineddin, Zeineddin PLLC