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Dec 05
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08:30 - 09:20 50 mins
Badge Collection & Registration
09:20 - 09:30 10 mins
Chair's Opening Remarks
09:30 - 10:20 50 mins
Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Patent Law
  • How can computer-generated inventions receive protection?
  • How will the growing use of AI change the standards that apply in patent law, such as the person having ordinary skill in the art? 
  • How will inventive machines change the nature of innovation.

  • Ryan Abbott - Professor of Law, University of Surrey
10:20 - 11:00 40 mins
FRAND and RAND - Latest Court & Arbitration Cases
  • Professor Renato Nazzini - Professor of Law, King's College London
11:00 - 11:30 30 mins
Breaks
Networking Refreshments
11:30 - 12:20 50 mins
Striking a Balance Between the Need to Protect Confidential Information in SEP Negotiations and the Non-discrimination Obligation Pursuant to FRAND Commitments
  • In the course of litigation, a judge can issue a protective order to mandate access to contracts previously concluded by patentees with third parties.
  • However, in extrajudicial negotiations there is no apparent solution to this conflict, being patentees bound by confidentiality obligations toward their licensees.
  • Litigation can be an expensive and time-consuming solution. Are there alternatives to enforce the ND prong of FRAND in extrajudicial negotiations?
  • Elisabeth Opie - Founding Partner, Office of Elisabeth Opie
  • Ginevra Bruzzone - Head of the Enterprise, Competition and Regulation Unit, Assonime, the Italian Association of Public Companies
  • Volkmar Henke - Partner, Eisenführ Speiser
12:20 - 13:00 40 mins
Competition Law Aspects of FRAND & RAND
  • The DoJ´s and FTC´s approach.
  • The Asian approach.
  • The European Commission´s approach.
  • Marco Lo Bue - Senior Associate, Office of Elisabeth Opie
  • Andrea Minuto Rizzo - Head of Unit, International Affairs, Italian Competition Authority
13:00 - 14:00 60 mins
Breaks
Networking Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 60 mins
Round-tables - Applying Lessons from FRAND Cases Across Europe
  • Key case review
  • Litigation in the UK
  • Litigation in Germany
  • Reading the EU Commission’s FRAND roadmap
  • Forthcoming litigation
  • Important issues for the months to come
  • Chairperson Chris Thornham - Partner, Taylor Wessing
  • James Marshall - Partner, Taylor Wessing
  • Eelco Bergsma - Senior Associate, Taylor Wessing
  • Alexander Rubusch - Partner, Taylor Wessing
  • Michael Samer - Partner, Taylor Wessing
15:00 - 15:20 20 mins
Breaks
Refreshment Break
15:20 - 16:00 40 mins
Mediation as a Tool for Settling Conflicts in the IT and Telecoms Industry
  • Why mediating on FRAND licensing terms?
  • Is mediation a chance for a business solution or a delay tactics?
  • How should good mediation rules look like?
  • Should there be an escalation mechanism?
  • Clemens Heusch - Head of European Litigation, Nokia
16:00 - 16:40 40 mins
Annual Update on Standard Setting Organisations
  • Dirk Weiler - Chairman of the Board, ETSI, Head of Standards Policy, Nokia Bell Labs & CTO
16:40 - 16:50 10 mins
Chair's Closing Remarks and End of Day 1
16:50 - 18:20 90 mins
Breaks
Networking Drinks Reception