Upcoming Event

May
9
12:30

Standardisation and patents: problems and policy options

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Bruegel together with the Association for Competition Economics (ACE), is hosting an event on standardization and SEP licensing.

May 9, 2017, 12:30 pm Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Public | On the Record Livestreamed Innovation & Competition Policy Tags & Topics

Standardisation, standard-setting organisations and standard-essential patents have been the subject of considerable discussion and debate in both academic and policy circles. At this event which is co-organized with the Association for Competition Economics (ACE), Pierre Régibeau will present his  recent study, which assesses problems related to the standardization process and consider a number of policy options that might help alleviate these problems. His presentation will be followed by panel discussion on the associated challenges and their potential solutions.

Specific questions to be discussed include:

  • How are technologies that are embedded in compatibility standards chosen?
  • Under which conditions are they licensed to potential implementers?
  • How can we generate industry-wide standards through explicit cooperation between industry participants?
  • How clear and transparent are the rules and procedures on the inclusion of patented technologies?
  • What are the problems related to patent pools and how can they be solved?
  • What are the challenges in defining FRAND terms of licensing?
  • Are there specific policy options for providing more clarity in the definition?
  • How important problems are hold-up, hold-out and royalty stacking in the standardization process?
  • What are the challenges associated with standardization in the Internet of Things era?

The event will be livestreamed on this page starting at 13:00 (CET). There is no need to register for the livestream. 

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Schedule

May 09, 2017

12:30-13:00

Check-in and lunch

13:00-13:30

Presentation

Pierre Regibeau, Vice President, Charles River Associates, London

13:30-14:00

Panel discussion

Chair: Georgios Petropoulos, Research Fellow

Aleksandra Boutin, Vice President, Compass Lexecon's Brussels Office

Rebekka Porath, CE Technology Policy Director, Intel

Hughes de la Motte, European Commission

14:00-14:30

Q&A

14:30

End

Speakers

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Aleksandra Boutin

Vice President, Compass Lexecon's Brussels Office

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Georgios Petropoulos

Research Fellow

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Rebekka Porath

CE Technology Policy Director, Intel

Pierre Regibeau

Vice President, Charles River Associates, London

Hughes de la Motte

European Commission

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Matilda Sevón

Matilda Sevon

matilda.sevon@bruegel.org

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