Convener: Dr. Ralph Nack, attorney-at-law, AIPPI Bureau Member
Monday, April 30, 12:15 pm -1:30 pm
The Internet of Things (IoT), in particular building automation (connected home/building) and connected cars are exponentially growing technology markets. This growth offers unparalleled opportunities in particular for startups to rapidly become established market players by development and marketing of new electronic and/or mechatronic devices. IoT functionality is essentially based on existing and upcoming telecommunication standards, e.g. Z-Wave, ZigBee, Thread, 5G. Every IoT device needs to be fully compliant with the respective telecommunication standard in order to operate. However, functionalities of telecommunication standards tend to be subject to patent protection – these patents are called Standard Essential Patents (SEPs). Consequently, ensuring Freedom-to-Operate (FOT) and access to Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) licenses of such SEPs is critical for the sustainable success of IoT startup companies. The panel will discuss best practices & strategies for SEP licensing and litigation, both from a legal and a practical perspective.
- Ralph Nack, attorney-at-law, AIPPI Bureau Member: FRAND, SEP litigation
- Klaudia Blach-Morysinska, patent and trademark attorney, attorney-at-law, Zaborski, Morysiński Law Office, Poland, , on: Best practices & strategies for SEP licensing
- Yehuda Herbst, General Counsel at Moonscape and AGT International
- Ehud Hausman, Senior Partner, manages the Hi-Tech department of Reinhold Cohen
- Uri Copenhagen, Senior Examiner, Israeli Patent Office