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Course - Internet of Things - Patents and Standards
The Internet of Things:
Patents and Standards
How to deal with hostile SEP licensing requests
2019-10-29 2019-10-29 NH Amsterdam Centre Stadhouderskade 7 1054 ES Amsterdam nhamsterdamcentre@nh-hotels.com +31 20 685 1351

The Internet of Things: Patents and Standards

How to deal with hostile SEP licensing requests

Recently, companies outside the telecommunications sector have been receiving patent notices of [hostile licencing offers] and, in some cases, have even been sued.This practical course aims at showing what a recipient of a FRAND licencing request should do to avoid receiving an injunction.
Topics
  • Why licensing requests re-standard-essential patents (SEPs) are different
  • Worldwide strategy considerations; How to protect against injunctions?
  • Who needs to take action: OEM or telecommunication-unit supplier?
  • FRAND: calculation of fees & drafting of licence agreements
  • Dealing with non-practicing entities ('trolls')
  • Case study on a typical licensing request

Aims and objectives

Obtaining patent notices for standardessential patents (SEPs) and negotiating patent licences that have to be 'fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory' (FRAND) are already an integral part of the daily operations of companies in the telecommunications industry. Such activities are now also becoming increasingly common in companies in other industries, which now deal with SEPs within the scope of the Internet of Things. They receive patent notices for hostile licence requestsor are even sued. This practical seminar will teach participants how the recipient of a licencing request should act in order to avoid an injunction. The speakers show how patent royalty rates are assessed to be considered FRAND and how offers and contracts relating to the licencing of SEPs can be drafted.
Who should attend
Do you work in a corporate patent or IP department, or as a patent attorney in private practice and need to be prepared for SEP notices? Then, this course is intended for you. Prior knowledge of patents is a requisite.
Referenten
Ihre Referenten
Jochen Meyer
Jochen Meyer, Head of Patent Department, European Patent Attorney, Vodafone GmbH, Düsseldorf (Germany)

Dr. Martin Fähndrich
Attorney-at-law, associate, engineer, Hogan Lovells International LLP, Düsseldorf (Germany)


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