Date:
Thursday, 15.10.2020
Time:
17:00 CEST
Location:
Online
Host:
4iP Council
Speaker:
Dr Anne Layne-Farrar, Richard J. Stark

Don't miss this upcoming 4iP Council webinar on 15 October 2020: "License to All or Access to All? A Law and Economics Assessment of Standard Development Organizations’ Licensing Rules".

In the continuing debate over licensing standard essential patents (“SEPs”) on fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (“FRAND”) terms and conditions, one of the most heated topics is whether FRAND commitments should be interpreted to require licensing all comers or whether access to standards can be achieved through other, less rigid means. In this webinar the presenters will evaluate both the legal and the economic arguments underlying this debate.

The presenters will draw from their paper "License to All or Access to All? A Law and Economics Assessment of Standard Development Organizations’ Licensing Rules" to be published in November in The George Washington Law Review. A summary of this paper can be downloaded from the 4iP Council website. 

This 4iP Council webinar will offer:

  • An overview of the principles of patent law and licensing
  • A review of standards development organisation policies on licensing
  • A legal analysis of the license to all argument
  • Consideration of important economic issues and less harmful alternatives
  • The chance to address your questions to the experts