VIRTUAL SEP2020 - November 10 & 17, 2020 -9AM ET TO 5:30PM ET - ONLINE & FREE

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Thought provoking content and analysis

Whether you agree or disagree, be prepared for thought provoking content with top leaders from across all sectors of our industry. Fair, balanced, and opinionated

Full Agenda

Speakers by invitation only

The panels are curated to provide top content from key influencers from around the world who are willing to engage on important topics and discuss tough issues. 

Meet the Speakers

Featured Speakers

David J. Kappos

David J. Kappos

Partner, Cravath; Former Director of the USPTO
Judge Ted Essex

Theodore Essex

Retired Judge of the ITC; Senior Counsel at Hogan Lovells
Chief Judge Paul R. Michel

The Honorable Paul Michel

Chief Judge, Federal Circuit (ret.)
Chief Judge Randall R. Rader

The Honorable Randall Rader

Chief Judge, Federal Circuit (ret.); Founder, The Rader Group
Christina Petersson

Christina Petersson

Chief Intellectual Property Officer, Ericsson
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Day 1
10 Nov 2020
Day 2
17 Nov 2020

Global Licensing of Patent Portfolios After Unwired Planet and Sisvel

Among other things, panel will explore the ramifications of the UK decision in Unwired Planet and the German Federal Court of Justice in Sisvel v. Haier.
Matteo Sabattini
Sophie Lawrance
Sophie Lawrance
Zoe Butler
Zoë Butler
Christof Augenstein
Christof Augenstein
10:20 am

Break #1

Rapid Examination Using PCT – Controlling Your Prosecution Time Line

Clients want prosecution results, and they want them sooner rather than later. How would you like to control your prosecution timeline for the U.S. by simply filing a PCT? Both...
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John-White
John White

Keynote: David Kappos, Former USPTO Director; Partner, Cravath

Dave Kappos will review and comment on recent key events, both in the US and overseas, that have dramatically reshaped policy views of SEP innovators and their contributions to economic...
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David J. Kappos
David J. Kappos
12:00 pm

Break #2

FRAND vs. Patent Damages: Compensation for SEP Infringement

This panel will explore the Federal Circuit’s decision in TCL Holdings v. Ericsson and the petition for certiorari filed at the U.S. Supreme Court.
Jonathan Retsky
Jonathan Retsky
Gene Quinn
Gene Quinn
Judge Ted Essex
Theodore Essex
Curt Dodd
Curtis Dodd
1:45 pm

Break #3

IoT—New Competitors Collide

In this 15-minute session, Ropes & Gray IP Litigation Partners Kevin Post and Steve Pepe will highlight some areas where the impending IoT Wars will parallel their experiences litigating the...
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Kevin Post
Kevin Post
Steve Pepe
Steve Pepe

Litigating SEPs in the United States

Standard essential patents have become increasingly important in United States jury and non-jury proceedings, as recent Federal Circuit, USITC and US district court cases have shown.  This panel will address (1) the...
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Christine Yun Sauer
Christine Yun Sauer
Kevin Post
Kevin Post
Jamie McDole
Jamie McDole
Ken Adamo
Ken Adamo
3:30 pm

Break #4

Competitive Landscape for 5G and SEPs

During this discussion, we will look into the players and countries of origin in the telecommunications landscape leveraging information on standards and standard essential patents to dissect the field.
Nicholas Valentino

The Intersection of SEPs and U.S. Antitrust

Among other things, this panel will discuss FTC v. Qualcomm and Lenovo v. InterDigital.
Greg Sidak
Greg Sidak
Chief Judge Paul R. Michel
The Honorable Paul Michel
Jeffrey Blumenfeld
Jeffrey Blumenfeld

Welcome

Gene Quinn
Gene Quinn

Selling TikTok – Potential Challenges for Technology Transfer under the 2020 Chinese Export Control Law

A key part of TikTok’s success has been its sophisticated algorithms for making personalized video recommendations. On October 17, 2020, the Chinese government announced new export restrictions that cover computing...
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Shui Li

The Use of Anti-Suit Injunctions in Standard Essential Patent Litigation

Today’s markets for technology products — from smartphones to home appliances to automobiles — are inherently global. This is especially true of products that embody technical standards — protocols like...
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Chief Judge Randall R. Rader
The Honorable Randall Rader
Gene Quinn
Gene Quinn
Jorge Contreras
Jorge Contreras
10:20 am

Break #5

Standard Essential Patents at the PTAB: Are SEPs Faring any Differently than Non-SEPs?

This presentation will explore the interplay between district court and PTAB actions involving SEP patents, and will take a look at how SEPs have fared at the PTAB. The presentation...
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Michael Specht
Ryan Richardson

Keynote: Christina Petersson, Chief IP Officer, Ericsson

Abstract forthcoming.
Christina Petersson
Christina Petersson
12:00 pm

Break #6

Licensing & Enforcing 5G SEPs

During this 15-minute Lecturette, we will discuss 5G SEP’s What’s Next? Covering Multiple Industry Verticals Key Aspects of SEP Licensing Challenges with Identifying 5G SEPs
Subodh Thali

Licensing & Enforcing 5G SEPs: An Innovators Perspective

It has always been difficult to determine what is a fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory, or FRAND, licensing rate given confidential licenses and litigation settlements. That task is becoming all the...
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Shival Virmani
Shival Virmani
Mike Renaud
Mike Renaud
Kurt Kjelland
Kurt Kjelland
Robert Earle
Robert Earle
1:45 pm

Break #7

SEPs and the IoT

During this 15-minute Lecturette, we will be covering IoT IoT and Telecom Standards, Wireless Options of IoT Key Considerations of LPWAN
Subodh Thali

SEP’s and the Internet of Things

The “Internet of Things” (IoT) provides for the connectedness of people and devices on an almost incomprehensible scale. While a decade ago the Internet of Things was a concept that...
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Subodh Thali
Gene Quinn
Gene Quinn
Steve Pepe
Steve Pepe
Jeffrey Blumenfeld
Jeffrey Blumenfeld
3:30 pm

Break #8

FRAND and the Automotive Value Chain

Among other things, this panel will discuss the recent dismissal of Continental’s U.S. antitrust lawsuit against Avanci, as well as Daimler’s loss to Nokia in their German patent dispute, and...
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Daniel F. Spulber
David Long
David W. Long
John LeRoy
John LeRoy
Michael Karson

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