Technology standards, such as Bluetooth, LTE, 5G or WiFi, enable, through the Internet of Things (IoT), to bring together people and devices and connect vehicles, ships, buildings, meters, machines, production lines, home appliances, healthcare devices and other items with electronics, software, and sensors. Connectivity standards are often subject to so-called standard-essential patents (SEPs).

The rapid pace of digitalization dictates that SEP licensingshould also be as effortless to all parties as possible. The success of the IoT hinges on licensing of connectivity SEPs.Yet, SEP licensing is not without its challenges, particularly in the IoT space characterised by the multitude of applications and novel industry verticals.

This webinar will feature an interview by IPlytics CEO Tim Pohlmann with Svein-Egil Nielsen and Marianne Frydenlund – the CTO and the Legal Director at Nordic Semiconductor. The interview will highlight opportunities that IoT applications present, explore the importance of SEP licensing for the IoT, and discuss challenges that may stall the uptake of the IoT postponing or depriving us from some of those opportunities.

Agenda:
  • The patent, SEP and standard landscape for IoT technologies (An overview by IPlytics CEO Tim Pohlmann)
  • Current and future IoT uses cases – where connectivity really matters (Interview with Nordic Semiconductor CTO Svein-Egil Nielsen)
  • The role of SEPs for the IoT – Challenges and Opportunities (Interview with Nordic Semiconductor Legal Director Marianne Frydenlund)
  • The future of the IoT and SEP licensing (Discussion with the Nordic Semiconductor experts and questions from the webinar participants)
Speakers:

Marianne Frydenlund
Legal Director @Nordic Semiconductor
Marianne holds a law degree from the University of Oslo and North Dakota. She was appointed Legal Director at Nordic Semiconductor in February 2018. She acts as Secretary to thecompany’s Board of Directors. Marianne is an experienced Legal Counsel – her experience includes working for Huawei Technologies, Aker Solutions and Nexans Norway. Marianne is the chair of the Norwegian Company Lawyers Association and sits on the board of Fair Standards Alliance.

Svein-Egil Nielsen
Chief Technology Officer & Director of Strategy @Nordic Semiconductor
Svein-Egil joined Nordic Semiconductor in 2001 as Director of Sales and Marketing. He also held a position as R&D Directorin 2005 – 2006 and Director of Emerging Technologies and Strategic Partnerships in 2010 – 2012. Svein-Egil also served Innovation Norway as their Director of San Francisco and Houston offices where he was in charge of promoting Norwegian technology in 2007 – 2010. Prior to NordicSemiconductor, he worked for Boston Consulting Group. Svein-Egil holds MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley and Bachelor of Engineering honors degree in Computer and Electronics Systems from University of Strathclyde.

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