This Wednesday, March 21, from 4pm to 5pm Eastern Time, our own David W. Long will present a free one-hour webinar hosted by the Licensing Executives Society (LES) entitled “What Does U.S. Case Law Currently Tell Us About Standard Essential Patent Licensing.”

The webinar will provide an overview of U.S. case law related to licensing standard essential patents (SEPs) that the patent owner committed to license on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms (FRAND).  The discussion will include Judge Selna’s decision in TCL v. Ericsson, which is the most recent U.S. decision setting a FRAND rate for SEPs. (see our Jan. 3, 2017 post and Feb. 13, 2018 post on the decision).

Topics include:

  • Understanding how U.S. courts have treated SEPs that the patent owner committed to license on FRAND terms.
  • Understanding how to apply existing general patent law to FRAND committed SEPs as we await more FRAND-specific decisions.
  • Understanding Judge Selna’s TCL v. Ericsson decision and how that decision may or may not apply to other FRAND situations.
  • Understanding differences between litigating FRAND terms and negotiating FRAND terms.

The webinar is free to anyone interested in attending (e.g., you do not need to be a member of LES to attend).  Register using this link.

The world of standard-essential patent litigation has seen some significant upheaval over the past few months, particularly with the Microsoft-Motorola RAND-setting ruling and the ITC’s exclusion order in Samsung-Apple (and the USTR’s subsequent veto).  Today there will be a complimentary webinar in conjunction with the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s (AIPLA) Standards & Open Source Committee, during which panelists will address these decisions and offer some unique and valuable perspectives on the cases.  We hope you’ll tune in and join us.

The webinar is titled “Practical Considerations & Industry Perspectives in Applying Recent FRAND Rulings,” will take place on from 12:30pm to 1:30pm EDT (9:30-10:30am PDT).  The panel of esteemed experts will include:

  • David Long, Partner at Dow Lohnes PLLC and Co-Founder of The Essential Patent Blog
  • Deanna Tanner Okun, Partner at Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg LLP and Former ITC Chairman
  • Mark Snyder, Vice President, Corporate Litigation, Qualcomm Incorporated
  • Gil Ohana, Senior Director, Antitrust and Competition, Cisco Systems

The main focus of this hour-long webinar and Q&A will be on the practical takeaways from Judge Robart’s RAND-setting opinion in Microsoft v. Motorola, and the ITC’s decision and USTR’s disapproval of the exclusion order in Samsung v. Apple (Inv. No. 337-TA-794).  The panelists will discuss the substance of these decisions, and will delve into the real-world implications that these rulings may have in the standard-essential patent licensing arena – including how the outcome of these cases could affect the future actions and incentives of both patent licensors and licensees.

If you can join us later today, please reserve your webinar seat — and we’ll see you in a few hours.

As we told you last week, there will be a free upcoming webinar in conjunction with the AIPLA Standards and Open Source Committee.  The webinar will feature a panel of attorneys and industry professionals discussing the consequences that may stem from decisions in some recent standard-essential patent cases of note, including the RAND breach of contract dispute between Microsoft and Motorola and the controversial ITC Section 337 case involving Samsung and Apple.

Titled “Practical Considerations & Industry Perspectives in Applying Recent FRAND Rulings,” the webinar will take place on Wednesday, August 7 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm EDT.  The panel will feature a diverse mix of attorneys and experienced industry professionals, including:

  • David Long, Partner at Dow Lohnes PLLC and Co-Founder of The Essential Patent Blog
  • Deanna Tanner Okun, Partner at Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg LLP and Former ITC Chairman
  • Mark Snyder, Vice President, Corporate Litigation, Qualcomm Incorporated
  • Gil Ohana, Senior Director, Antitrust and Competition, Cisco Systems
  • Matt Rizzolo, Associate at Dow Lohnes PLLC and Co-Founder of The Essential Patent Blog

This hour-long webinar and Q&A will focus on practical takeaways from recent FRAND-related decisions by Judge Robart in Microsoft v. Motorola and the ITC decision in Samsung v. Apple.  Panelists will discuss the substance of these decisions, and will delve into the real-world implications that these rulings may have in the standard-essential patent licensing arena – including the effects these cases may have on the future actions and incentives of both patent licensors and licensees, as well as on potential participants in the standard-setting process.

We hope you can join us on August 7 for this complimentary webinar.  Space is limited, so please reserve your seat as soon as possible.

The recent decisions in the Microsoft-Motorola district court case and the Samsung-Apple ITC investigation (No. 337-TA-794) promise to have far-reaching consequences for those in industries that deal with standard-essential patents.  We at the Essential Patent Blog thought it would be helpful to have a panel of seasoned experts discuss the import of these decisions.  To that end, Dow Lohnes PLLC is sponsoring a complimentary webinar in conjunction with the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s (AIPLA) Standards & Open Source Committee.

The webinar is titled “Practical Considerations & Industry Perspectives in Applying Recent FRAND Rulings,” and will take place on Wednesday, August 7 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm EDT.  The panel will include:

  • David Long, Partner at Dow Lohnes PLLC and Co-Founder of The Essential Patent Blog
  • Deanna Tanner Okun, Partner at Adduci, Mastriani & Schaumberg LLP and Former ITC Chairman
  • Mark Snyder, Vice President, Corporate Litigation, Qualcomm Incorporated
  • Gil Ohana, Senior Director, Antitrust and Competition, Cisco Systems
  • Matt Rizzolo, Associate at Dow Lohnes PLLC and Co-Founder of The Essential Patent Blog

This hour-long webinar and Q&A will focus on practical takeaways from recent FRAND-related decisions by Judge Robart in Microsoft v. Motorola and the ITC decision in Samsung v. Apple.  Panelists will discuss the substance of these decisions, and will delve into the real-world implications that these rulings may have in the standard-essential patent licensing arena – including how the outcome of these cases could affect the future actions and incentives of both patent licensors and licensees.

We hope you can join us on August 7 (and did we mention that it’s free?).  Space is limited, so reserve your webinar seat now!