If you’re aiming at fine-tuning your expertise in Standard-Essential Patents, you might also be interested in a 4-day advanced training, the Florence Patent Licensing Academy, taking place prior to this seminar on 3-6 October 2022.
The Florence Seminar on Standard-Essential Patents aims at stimulating an in-depth discussion of approximately 14-16 selected academic papers focusing on the licensing and litigation of Standard Essential Patents (SEPs), with particular emphasis on the societal impact of the research ﬁndings.
The European University Institute jointly with the Max-Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (MPI-IC) invite submissions to their scientific seminar on ‘Standard-Essential Patents’ to be held in Florence at the EUI premises on 6-7 October 2022. The Seminar takes place within the Florence Competition Programme and the ongoing project ‘Innovation and Intellectual Property in the Digital Age’.
The digital economy relies on information communication technology (ICT) standards to meet consumers’ demand for interoperability, connectivity and innovation. The diffusion of global standards such as 5G, Wi-Fi 6 and HEVC drives economic growth and prosperity by enabling the Internet of Things and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. However, as ICT standards become general-purpose technologies, tensions arise regarding licensing patents declared as essential for their implementation (i.e., standard-essential patents, SEPs).
Under the Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) licensing commitments before standard-development organisations (SDOs), SEP-holders seek remuneration from SEP implementers, which these latter sometimes resist. Against this background, the Florence Seminar on SEPs welcomes unpublished papers from lawyers and economists on the licensing and litigation of SEPs. The selected contributions will be discussed in-depth during the two-day Seminar, emphasising the societal impact of the research findings.
Please submit extended abstracts or full papers by 31 May 2022. Acceptance notiﬁcations will be sent by mid-June 2022. Final paper versions of the selected submissions are due by 18 September 2022.
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