Bruegel together with the Association for Competition Economics (ACE), is hosting an event on standardization and SEP licensing.
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:
The event will be livestreamed on this page starting at 13:00 (CET). There is no need to register for the livestream.
Check-in and lunch
Pierre Regibeau, Vice President, Charles River Associates, London
Vice President, Compass Lexecon's Brussels Office
CE Technology Policy Director, Intel
Vice President, Charles River Associates, London
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