Past Webinars

Overview of past webinars

 

Bridging the Gap – Webinar Series

Part 1: Generating insights from SEP Declaration Data

September 27th 2022

Most standards developing organizations IP policies require companies to declare all patents that they believe could be essential to the standard they develop. Databases of so called declared patents are however not easy to retrieve interpret and use for decision making. Declaration data is often disconnected from patent information as well as data about standards documents. The biggest challenge however is that the essentiality of these patents is not determined.

U.S. Technological Leadership and Patents: What Can the Data Tell Us?

August 30th 2022

The current geopolitical competition for technological leadership in critical technology areas such as AI, 5G, Biotech, Quantum Compute, has led to a plethora of news articles on which country or company is leading in which technology. How should journalists, policy makers, judges, or informed citizens make sense of these claims? Behind the head-line commentary lies an engine of experts and business analysts employing various methodologies for dissecting big data and making sense out of it. This panel discussion unpacks the methodology behind the news and identifies the pitfalls to avoid.

Global Standards Leadership Conference 2022

June 15th 2022

On June 15th IPlytics joined forces with the Northwestern University of Chicago to organize a one-day expert conference discussing the importance of leadership in technology standards. The conference hosted about 90 delegates for the in-person event while over 150 people joined the virtual live streaming.

Among the speakers were leading economists and standards experts who debated the shifting geopolitical landscape, the various business models in the standards ecosystem, and the importance of global standards.

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IPlytics – Connecting the Dots – Webinar Series

Part 1: SEP Portfolio Management

May 17th 2022

SEPs are important bargaining chips to negotiate licensing deals across industries to enter new markets, to control supply chains, to litigate, and to acquire and sell assets. To have a seat at the FRAND negotiation table and ensure a sustainable and successful IP strategy in markets where patents and standards matter, decision makers must have all information at hand to fully understand the complex landscape of standardized technology.

Webinar Recording and Slides
Part 2: SEP Licensing, Transaction and Litigation

July 12th 2022

Standards like 5G or Wi-Fi 6 will bring connectivity to anything you can imagine, from devices, machines cars, even entire factories. Companies that own Standard Essential Patents will shape the future of connectivity with the power to monetize and enforce SEPs. What does this mean for the implementers of standards like 5G, Wi-Fi 6, or video codec? Find out more about navigating this complex landscape by downloading the recording of part 2 of our webinar series Connecting the Dots.

Webinar Recording and Slides
Part 3: SEP Research and Development

August 16th 2022

Filing and maintaining patents with claims that read on the implementation of a standard does not happen by accident. It requires long-term investment in standards development, supported by active and strategic patent prosecution.

Webinar Recording and Slides
What do FRAND experts think of SEP valuation?

April 27th 2022

Standard essential patents (SEPs) protect inventions that are implemented in millions of products that rely on connectivity through standardized technologies such as 4G, 5G, Wi-Fi or audio and video codecs. Patent holders must provide access to SEPs, while they receive a monetary return for their patents to recoup earlier R&D investments. In a globalized economy, the licensing of these SEPs takes place on a worldwide level while enforcement is local, leading to geopolitical complexities. A well-functioning framework for the determination of Fair, Reasonable, and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) licensing terms is more important than ever.

Webinar Recording and Slides
FRAND – A matter of transparency and valuation

February 10th 2022

FRAND determination can be a complex and challenging process riddled with technicalities that can make or break a deal, yielding long and often complex discussions, and in some cases, even litigation. It heavily relies on reaching a conclusion as to how much a particular SEP portfolio is worth and how each party valuates it. Yet somehow, two parties – the licensor and the licensee – need to find a way to align on how to valuate portfolios of thousands or tens of thousands of SEPs covering multiple generations of wireless technology.

Webinar Recording and Slides

Research Roundtable

Part 1: Research Roundtable: “Mechanisms, Governance, and Policy Imp

December 7th 2021

The uncertainty regarding the essentiality of declared SEPs is an important topic in the policy debate about FRAND. Different approaches have been proposed to increase transparency about the number of truly essential patents in different patent holders’ portfolios. As assessments of the proportion and number of truly essential patents owned by different patent holders play an important role in FRAND determinations, it is crucial to understand the diversity of existing approaches, and how to properly interpret their results.

Roundtable Recording and Slides
Part 2: Research Roundtable: “Mechanisms, Governance, and Policy Impact of SEP Determination Approaches”

December 8th 2021

The uncertainty regarding the essentiality of declared SEPs is an important topic in the policy debate about FRAND. Different approaches have been proposed to increase transparency about the number of truly essential patents in different patent holders’ portfolios. As assessments of the proportion and number of truly essential patents owned by different patent holders play an important role in FRAND determinations, it is crucial to understand the diversity of existing approaches, and how to properly interpret their results.

Roundtable Recording and Slides

SEP Deals

SEP Deals: The Long and Often Winding Road

October 28th 2021

As 5G launches, we’re seeing more deals getting inked between companies for rights to use 5G Wireless SEP portfolios. Deals signed by the likes of Nokia, Ericsson, Samsung, Huawei, Qualcomm and InterDigital with various global wireless handset companies. As well as companies like LG and ZTE potentially selling all or parts of their portfolios. Doing a wireless deal is challenging, and often takes years, lots of lawyers, and lots of acrimonies to finally sign one.

Webinar Recording and Slides

IPlytics – How to navigate risk – Webinar Series

Part 1: The Role of Standard Essential Patents for the Auto Industry

October 12th 2021

In this webinar we discussed the role of SEPs for connectivity technologies in vehicles, provide an overview of the landscape of declared SEPs, pooled SEPs as well as discuss standards development initiatives that are relevant or will become relevant for the auto sector.

Webinar Recording and Slides
Part 2: The Role of Standard Essential Patents for Smart Factory applications

November 23th 2021

Smart factory applications will be driven by disruptive technologies, such as AI-controlled robots, cloud-monitored machines, real-time sensors, automation technologies connected to the Cloud, and augmented reality, all of which will use connectivity standards to enable communication between all physical parts of a factory.

Webinar Recording and Slides
Part 3: The Role of Standard Essential Patents for Smart Energy applications

January 11th 2022

Smart energy refers to the entire value chain from smart and efficient energy generation to energy consumption. The energy sector faces many challenges, many of which can be solved with new standards-enabled connected services and applications. A wave of oncoming smart energy technology could be about to make the worlds electricity infrastructure more efficient, however it relies on standardized technology such as 4G, 5G or Wi-Fi, which are subject to thousands of standard essential patents (SEPs).

Webinar Recording and Slides

Best-in-Class Webinar Series

Part 1: Unpacking 5G

May 18th 2021

  • Who holds the leadership position for declared SEPs in 5G and how did leadership change with on-going standards development over time?
  • What are similarities and differences in declared SEP top portfolio owners between 4G and the new 5G?
  • What does 3GPP contribution data tell us about the SEP portfolio leaders for 4G and 5G? Can contribution leadership predict patent leadership?
  • Why using algorithmic-based techniques for essentiality rates and patent essentiality prediction can get us even closer to knowing what is truly essential for 5G or 4G without draining our time or our resources.
Video Recording and Presentation Slides

Part 2: Unpacking Wi-Fi 6

July 15th 2021

  • Who holds the leadership position for declared SEPs in Wi-Fi and how did leadership change with on-going standards development over time?
  • What are similarities and differences between leadership positions for Wi-Fi 5 and the new Wi-Fi 6?
  • What does IEEE contribution data for Wi-Fi 5 and 6 tell us about the potential future SEP portfolio leaders for Wi-Fi 5 and 6? Can contribution leadership predict patent leadership?
  • Why using algorithmic-based techniques for essentiality rates and patent essentiality prediction can get us even closer to knowing what is truly essential for Wi-Fi 5 or Wi-Fi 6 without draining our time or our resources.
Video Recording and Presentation Slides
Part 3: Unpacking VVC

August 24th 2021

  • Who holds the leadership position for declared SEPs in VVC and how did leadership change with on-going standards development over time?
  • What are similarities and differences leadership positions for HEVC and the new VVC?
  • What does ITUT JCT-VC and J-VET contribution data for HEVC and VVC tell us about the potential future SEP portfolio leaders for HEVC and VVC? Can contribution leadership predict patent leadership?
  • Why using algorithmic-based techniques for essentiality rates and patent essentiality prediction can get us even closer to knowing what is truly essential for HEVC or VVC without draining our time or our resources.
Video Recording and Presentation Slides

Best Practice Webinar Series

Part 1: How to count and valuate declared Standard Essential Patents?

January 19th 2021

  • How to retrieve declared SEP data?
  • Which SSOs provide SEP data for which standards?
  • How to match, normalize and categorize declared SEP data?
  • Common pitfalls when analyzing and counting declared SEPs and what are the limitations?
  • Best practices on counting declared SEP data.
  • Best practices on valuating declared SEP data.
Video Recording and Presentation Slides

Part 2: How to count and search Standards Contribution data?

February 23rd 2021

  • How to retrieve standard contribution data?
  • Which SSOs provide contribution data for which standards?
  • How to match, normalize and categorize and identify the status of standards contribution data?
  • Common pitfalls when analyzing standard contribution data and what are the limitations?
  • Best practices on counting standard contribution data.
  • Best practices on valuating standard contribution data.
Video Recording and Presentation Slides
Part 3: How to predict Standard Essentiality?

March 30rd 2021

  • How to correlate declared SEPs and standards data?
  • How to make use of training data of verified essential patents from claim charts?
  • Best practices on verified SEP sampling methods to calculate an essentiality share.
  • Best practices on SEP prediction methods to calculate the likelihood of essentiality.
Presentation Slides

Back to Basics Summer Webinar Series

Part 1: The World of Standard Essential Patents (SEPs)

July 9th 2020

In this first part of our “IPlytics Back To Basics Summer Webinar Series”, we took a deep dive into the world of standard essential patents (SEPs). SEPs aren’t just for 4G/5G telecommunications or autonomous vehicles. Regardless of the industry you are in, everyone will need to understand that standardized technologies subject to SEPs will be the backbone of connectivity.

Video Recording and Presentation Slides

Part 2: The World of SSOs, IPR Policies, Patent Pools and SEP Licensing

August 11th 2020

In the second of our 3 part Summer Back To Basics Webinar series we explored the world of standard setting organizations (SSOs) IP policies, SEP licensing and patent pools. The speaker Dr. Tim Pohlmann discussed how Technical Standards are administered, presenting data and analysis on the role of the Standard Setting Organizations (SSOs) and how SSOs handle standard essential patents. He took a look at different SSO’s IP policies and bylaws and how the licensing around SEPs work. Further he explained the role of patent pools by providing examples of pools formed around standards such as HEVC and 5G. The webinar also discussed the future of SEP licensing and how data on SSOs, standards, patent pools and SEP declarations will help IP decision making.

Video Recording and Presentation Slides

Part 3: The World of Technical Standard Contributions

September 3rd 2020

In the last part of our Summer Series we explored all Technical Standard Contributions. On the surface, this is a little known, highly powerful data source, very much underutilized by patent and standard professionals unless their roles focus directly on this. In this webinar, IPlytics wanted to change this paradigm and make Technical Standards Contributions accessible, available and understandable to everyone.

Video Recording and Presentation Slides