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Intellectual Property Owners Association’s weekly
one-hour webinar series on current topics in IP

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Registration Fee: $135 per user
Save with an Unlimited Annual Pass
Government/Academic Rates are
available upon written request to
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Hosted and produced by
journalist Pamela Sherrid
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2017 Scheduled Webinars

Global FRAND Update – Europe
Wednesday, 24 May, 2:00pm-3:00pm ET

This webinar will consider the impact of recent important judicial decisions and institutional initiatives in Europe concerning SEPs. The past decade has demonstrated that traditional patent jurisprudence is ill-suited for disputes involving standard-essential patents (SEPs) and the promise to license them at rates that are fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND). Yet the technological future, including the Internet of Things and 5G mobile networks, can only be built using standards and patent licenses. Courts and governments worldwide are straining to adapt.

Our panel includes a senior competition lawyer at both an owner of SEPs and an implementer, as well as a leading academic authority on standards.They will discuss: 

  • Unwired Planet v. Huawei, the recent decision of the U.K. High Court that determined the value of a worldwide FRAND portfolio license to Unwired Planet’s patent portfolio, and decreed that Huawei must license it at that rate or face an injunction;
  • The outcome of numerous SEP cases that have followed Huawei v. ZTE, the 2015 ruling from the European Court of Justice that spelled out conditions under which a SEP holder can ask for an injunction without infringing competition law;
  • The April announcement by the European Union that it is preparing a “roadmap” to provide a framework for licensors and licensees of SEPs, and an early leak of its contents.

Speakers:

  • Jorge Contreras, University of Utah
  • James Harlan, InterDigital, Inc.
  • Gil Ohana, Cisco Systems

On-Sale Bar After Helsinn: What is the Scope?
Thursday, 1 June, 2:00pm-3:00pm ET

Speakers:

  • Prof. Dennis Crouch, University of Missouri
  • Deborah Fishman, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
  • Jennifer Johnson, DuPont

Pharma Lessons from the PTAB: Litigation and Prosecution
Thursday, 8 June, 2:00pm-3:00pm ET

Speakers:

  • Eldora Ellison, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox, PLLC
  • Cynthia Lambert Hardman, Goodwin Procter LLP
  • Kerry Taylor, Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear LLP