John Marshall is hosting a seminar on October 6, 2018 from 9:00am until 4:30pm CT on a hot and growing topic in US patent law – Standard Essential Patents. Register here. Here is John Marshall’s explanation of the program:

The development and licensing of Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) underpin so many aspects of modern life—from wireless telephony to Wi-Fi to connected cars and the internet of things—that it is very easy to underappreciate the complexity of the rules and practices that govern SEP. As the speed at which technologies converge increases, more and more sectors are adopting standards-based technologies for connectivity and interoperability. It is more important than ever for licensors and licensees to know the facts and necessary behaviors required to navigate the risks. Pulling together technology management, intellectual property, business, economics, and politics, this is one of the most interdisciplinary fields of law.

The program includes an excellent line up, including:

  • Graham Bell, Director Cubicibuc Limited
  • David L. Cohen, President David L. Cohen, P.C./Kidon IP Corporation
  • Randall R. Rader (ret.), Federal Circuit

Seminar topics include:

  • Standard-Setting: Origins, Benefits, and Challenges
  • Standard Setting Organizations (SSOs) and the Patent Wars
  • SEP landscape
  • Royalties and Injunctions
  • Panel Discussion: Trends and Predictions