The event will explore SEP licensing challenges from three different perspectives: legal, business and economic. The event will therefore include presentations and discussions on three broad themes:
Please join us to hear from:
Mark Lemley is the William H. Neukom Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and the Director of the Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and is affiliated faculty in the Symbolic Systems program. He teaches intellectual property, patent law, trademark law, antitrust, the law of robotics and AI, video game law, and remedies. He is the author of eight books and 181 articles, including the two-volume treatise IP and Antitrust. His works have been cited 290 times by courts, including 15 times by the United States Supreme Court, and more than 17,000 times in books and law review articles, making him the most-cited scholar in IP law and one of the four most cited legal scholars of all time. Mark is a founding partner of Durie Tangri LLP. He litigates and counsels clients in all areas of intellectual property, antitrust, and internet law. He has argued 27 federal appellate cases and numerous district court cases as well as before the California Supreme Court. He has participated in more than three dozen cases in the United States Supreme Court as counsel or amici. His client base is diverse, including Genentech, Dykes on Bikes, artists, and nearly every significant Internet company. Mark is a founder of Lex Machina, Inc., a startup company that provides litigation data and analytics to law firms, companies, courts, and policymakers. Lex Machina was acquired by Lexis in December 2015.
Steven Baldwin is a partner in Kirkland’s IP Litigation team in London with significant experience representing clients in patent, life sciences regulatory, copyright, trademark and trade secrets matters. His practice focuses primarily on complex cross-border telecommunications (SEP/FRAND) and life sciences patent disputes and former employee trade secrets cases. Steven has developed a particular interest in, and deep knowledge of, the law governing supplementary protection certificates and is recognised as a thought leader and regular writer, speaker and commentator on the topic. Steven also has significant non-contentious IP experience including billion-dollar IP portfolio purchases, global strategic IP portfolio strategies, and business-critical licensing deals, as well as advising on image rights, sponsorship and global celebrity advertising campaigns for world-renowned soccer clubs and automotive clients.
Senior Research Fellow and Academic Coordinator of the EIPIN-Innovation Society Programme at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich. Jurgita obtained her Master’s degree in law from Vilnius University, LLM degree in intellectual property law from the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center and Doctor’s degree in law from Vilnius University. Her research areas include European patent law, ethics and innovation, trademarks and digitalisation, standardisation and standard essential patents. Jurgita has published on intellectual property law topics, including technology standardisation and standard essential patents. For several years, Jurgita was practicing intellectual property law in a Baltic law firm “LAWIN” in Vilnius.
Dr. Michael Schlögl
Dr. Michael Schlögl is head of IP SEP at Continental. Michael is mainly involved in the ongoing disputes between cellular SEP holders and Continental and other companies from the automotive industry. Michael holds a PhD in high energy physics, and has been working in the field of IP since 2001. He started his IP career with Siemens, and moved to Continental in the year 2007. At Continental he developed an IP Department in eastern Europe, and was also involved in several IP related legislative initiatives in eastern Europe.
Kent has over three decades of hands-on business, technology, and intellectual property expertise. He has served in key roles developing global intellectual property asset, innovation, and monetization strategies for Fortune 100 companies including Qualcomm and PARC Xerox. Kent’s extensive knowledge is focused on developing fully integrated, practical approaches to addressing business challenges related to standards, standards policies, standards essential patents (SEPs) and regulatory issues. His knowledge extends to mobile communications, IoT, medical devices, and network architectures supporting drones and automobiles. His current role as Head of IP Strategy & Licensing for u-blox AG broadens Kent’s appreciation of the patent licensing paradox experienced by users of connectivity standards.
Legal Director at Nordic Semiconductor since February 2018. She also acts as Secretary to the company’s Board of Directors. Marianne is an experienced legal counsel – her experience includes working for Huawei Technologies, Aker Solutions and Nexans Norway. Marianne holds a law degree from the University of Oslo and North Dakota. She is the chair of the Norwegian Company Lawyers Association and is a member of the Board of the Fair Standards Alliance.
Senior Intellectual Property Counsel with Landis+Gyr, a manufacturer of smart utility meters. Until recently, he served as Senior Counsel for Technology & Cybersecurity at Change Healthcare, a provider of healthcare software and data services. Previously, he worked as in-house counsel at McKesson, where he championed the creation of OPEN, McKesson’s LGBTQ Employee Resource Group. In 2014, for his work at McKesson and in the Atlanta community, Colin was given the Out & Proud Corporate Counsel award by the National LGBT Bar Association. Colin is admitted to practice law in Georgia and Washington D.C. and is also a registered Patent Attorney. He holds a BA in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech and a J.D. from the University of Georgia.
Evelina Kurgonaitė-Swoboda is the Secretary General at the Fair Standards Alliance. She previously served as Head of Policy Strategy and Legal Counsel at Samsung Electronics in Brussels. Evelina has 15+ years of experience in EU & competition law and public affairs. Having spent seven years in private practice – including at Sidley Austin and Morrison Foerster – Evelina established and managed the European arm of global news service PaRR, part of the Financial Times group at the time. Evelina holds LL.M from Helsinki University and MA from King‘s College London.