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IPlytics – How to navigate risk – Webinar Series

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

Europe/US: Tuesday October 12th 4pm CET / 10am EDT
Asia: Wednesday October 13th 8pm CET

The auto industry is one of the first sectors outside of the smartphone world to heavily rely on connectivity standards such as 4G and soon 5G, 802.11p (WAVE), Bluetooth, video compression (e.g. VVC) or the wireless charging Qi standard. All listed standards are subject to thousands of so-called standard essential patents (SEPs) that any implementer will have to use. While first patent pools have started to set up licensing programs for e.g. 2G, 3G and 4G SEPs, many companies in the automotive supply chain still have no access to SEPs, which creates legal risks and uncertainty. Moreover, many of the automotive industry companies that adopt standards subject to SEPs, have little experience with negotiating a SEP license and limited information about the SEP ownership situation. Understanding the overall SEP landscape is however critical for the smooth adoption of connectivity standards, maintaining profitability, and protecting the capacity to sell new products, components, systems, or whole vehicles with enough access to third-party patent rights. In this webinar we will discuss the role of SEPs for the auto industry, 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 automotive sector.

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Part 2: The Role of Standard Essential Patents for Smart Factory applications

Europe/US: Tuesday November 23th 4pm CET / 10am EDT
Asia: Wednesday November 24th 8pm CET

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. To ensure connectivity in smart factories private low latency 5G networks connect machines and production streets to the cloud, Wi-Fi allows data transmission with high throughput within factories and video compression standards such as VVC will enable smart factory camara based robotic vision or automated video surveillance. Standards such as 4G/5G, Wi-Fi or VVC are subject to thousands of so called standard essential patents (SEPs). Yet many companies in the manufacturing industry have no access to SEPs, which creates legal risks and uncertainty as connectivity standards are fully implemented in existing smart factory systems. Moreover, many of the manufacturing companies that adopt standards subject to SEPs, have little experience with negotiating SEP licenses and limited information about the SEP ownership situation. Understanding the overall SEP landscape is however critical for the smooth adoption of connectivity standard, maintaining profitability, and protecting the capacity to sell new products, components or systems with enough access to third-party patent rights. In this webinar we will discuss the role of SEPs for the smart factory application, 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 manufacturing sector.

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Part 3: The Role of Standard Essential Patents for Smart Energy applications

Europe/US: Tuesday December 7th 4pm CET / 10am EDT
Asia: Wednesday December 8th 8pm CET

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). This has wide-reaching implications for the energy industry implementing these standards as well as for the standards developers and owners of relevant patents and SEPs. Yet many companies in the energy sector have no access to SEPs, which creates legal risks and uncertainty as connectivity standards are fully implemented in existing smart energy systems. Moreover, companies in the energy sector that adopt standards subject to SEPs, have little experience with negotiating a SEP license and limited information about the SEP ownership situation. Understanding the overall SEP landscape is however critical for the smooth adoption of connectivity standard, maintaining profitability, and protecting the capacity to sell new products, components or systems with enough access to third-party patent rights. In this webinar we will discuss the role of SEPs for the smart energy application, 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 energy sector.

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