Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) and Fair, Reasonable, And Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) challenges.


Join us at the FICPI Open Forum (4-7 October 2023, London, UK) to hear a session essential for all those with an interest in FRAND and SEP.

The "Status of FRAND/SEP case law" panel discussion will provide delegates with both introductory and real-world practical exposure to issues facing SEP owners and implementers.

The speakers have been chosen to provide multiple perspectives in a way to demystify some of the challenges that arise in SEP/FRAND negotiations.

Faced with regulations and guidelines currently being proposed in Europe, Japan and elsewhere, this session aims to provide an informative and lively discussion between our panelists who represent views covering Europe, the United Kingdom, and the United States, from the perspectives of the litigator, the in-house strategist, and the bench.

Why attend this session? 

Session moderator, Brett Slaney, Chair of FICPI's CET 6 Work & Study Group on Software, High Tech and Computer-Related issues, and Partner at CPST IP in Canada, explains, "Our panellists have both varied and, in some cases, contrary views on various aspects of SEP/FRAND negotiations, which should prove to be equal parts entertaining and informative. We look forward to you joining our session and taking part in this important debate."

Who's speaking?

Session leader Brett Slaney will be in discussion with:

  • Lord Justice Colin Birss (UK), Lord Justice of Appeal, The Royal Courts of Justice 
  • Dr. Ulrich Blumenröder (DE), Partner, Grünecker
  • Hasan Rashid (US), Senior Advisor on IP Licensing, Strategy and Dispute Resolution, GE Corporate

When is the session taking place?

It's on Thursday 5 October 2023, from 14-1530, and is part of the Patents Stream.

SEP litigation is breaking out of the closed telecom space into other areas. Be prepared! Join us in London.

The FICPI 21st Open Forum in London (4-7 October 2023) is an opportunity to gather direct insights from the international IP attorney community on IP practice-related issues or topics of IP law, while building business relationships and friendships that will last a lifetime.  

The Forum features top quality speakers and topics in in one of the world’s great cities. Don't miss highlights including IP law updates, IP firm management and relationship building.

Secure your Open Forum ticket now. We encourage you to book earlier to secure your delegate place and your hotel room of choice.

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