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Informa
Dec 07
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08:30 - 09:00 30 mins
Main agenda
Registration and Refreshments
09:15 - 09:30 15 mins
Main agenda
Chair's Opening Remarks
  • Chris Thornham - Partner, Taylor Wessing
09:15 - 10:05 50 mins
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Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR): An Actual Litigation Alternative for SEP Holders?
  • Current trends in ADR for FRAND licensing
  • WIPO’s FRAND ADR Guidelines
  • The benefits of avoiding litigation
  • Ensuring ADR is used to its potential
  • Prof. Peter Picht - Professor, Zurich University
  • David Perkins - ADR Panellist, JAMS International
  • Fidelma Macken, SC - former judge of the European Court of Justice and Retired Judge of the Irish Supreme Court, One Brick Court Chambers
  • Koenraad Wuyts - Chief Intellectual Property Officer, KPN
10:05 - 10:55 50 mins
Main agenda
Chip-based Royalties & Patent Exhaustion
  • Apple v Qualcomm – another case in a long line of litigation
  • Antitrust issues involved in chip-based royalties and how to avoid fines
  • Ensuring chip-based royalties are properly calculated
  • Calculating the value provided
  • Impression Products v. Lexmark Int’l - does exhaustion have teeth?
  • Clemens Heusch - Head of European Litigation, Nokia
  • Michael Galai - Chief Legal Officer, Telit
10:55 - 11:10 15 mins
Breaks
Refreshment Break
11:10 - 12:00 50 mins
Main agenda
Preparing for the 5G Battleground
  • Learning lessons from LTE
  • The latest movements around the 5G patent pool
  • Litigation preparation
  • Can litigation be avoided?
    • A look at Ericsson’s preparation and why they’ve published their rates
  • Michael Loch - Head of Intellectual Property, GSMA
  • Claudia Tapia - Director IPR Policy , Ericsson
  • Sharaz Gill - Managing Director, Skepsis Telecom
12:00 - 12:50 50 mins
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Panel: IoT Licensing: Current Litigation and Potential Issues
  • The increasing litigation within the automotive industry
  • SMEs – an important voice in the SEP discussion
  • Potential FRAND issues
  • Jimmy Ahlberg - Defensive IPR Strategist, Ericsson
  • Michael Galai - Chief Legal Officer, Telit
  • Roya Ghafele - Director, OxFirst
12:50 - 13:50 60 mins
Breaks
Lunch
13:50 - 14:50 60 mins
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Panel: AI-Created Innovation – The Next Major Patent Debate
  • An important question that’s closer than we think
  • A history of AI-created innovations
  • A parallel to Naruto et al v. David Slater or a far more complex issue?
  • AI has been inventing for decades – what’s changed?
  • Determining the threshold for PHOSITA
  • Dr Alesch Staehelin - Counsel, IBM
  • Ryan Abbott - Professor of Law, University of Surrey
  • Earl Nied - Program Director of Standards and IPR, Intel
14:50 - 15:20 30 mins
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The UPC Question: The BREXIT Effect and German Ratification
  • Benefits of the UPC system for SEPs
  • The ramification of BREXIT on the UPC
  • Why haven’t Germany ratified and what does this mean for implementation?
  • Ensuring you’re ready for all eventualities
  • Kevin Mooney - Parter, Simmons & Simmons
15:20 - 15:40 20 mins
Breaks
Refreshment Break
15:40 - 16:40 60 mins
Main agenda
Open Source – An Important Movement for Innovation
  • The advantages of open source and why it is an important part of the patent philosophy
  • Difficulties with using open source
  • Potential litigation issues
  • Current state and future developments
  • Jimmy Ahlberg - Defensive IPR Strategist, Ericsson
  • Stefanie Pors - Law and Policy Group, Intel
16:40 - 16:55 15 mins
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Chair's Closing Remarks & End of Conference
  • Chris Thornham - Partner, Taylor Wessing