Description: Will the increased implementation of SEPs across all industries change the IP strategy for companies on both sides of the table? Will companies outside of the smartphone world spend R&D budgets on connectivity technologies, which would be a shift from inventions related to their core capabilities? Will the current major SEP owners and licensors come up with new and more efficient ways to license SEPs to a broader audience – solving the stickiness problem? How could the recent JPO policy initiative on restriction of injunctions for SEPs in IoT products influence the market of SEP licensing?
The panel speakers include Professor Bowman Heiden, co-director of the Center for Intellectual Property (CIP) and visiting professor at UC-Berkeley, Professor Jorge Contreras (JD (Harvard), BSEE, BA (Rice)), professor of law at the University of Utah, Jim Harlan, senior director of standard and competition policy at InterDigital, as well as Matthias Schneider, chief licensing officer (patents) at Audi AG. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Tim Pohlmann, the CEO of IPlytics GmbH.