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Determining FRAND Royalties for Standard Essential Patents: Your Step-by-Step Guide

Nov
28
2017

Date: November 28, 2017

Time: 12:00PM

Location: Webinar

Topics

  • Determining FRAND Royalties for Standard Essential Patents: Your Step-by-Step Guide

Event Details

Standard-essential patents (SEPs) control any component of a technology and claim an invention that must be used to comply with a technical standard. To prevent potential patent-licensing problems that may be caused by standards, standard-setting organizations (SSOs) created Fair, Reasonable, and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) terms. A FRAND commitment is a voluntary agreement between SSOs and patent holders which facilitates wide adoption of standards and ensures SEP owners of patent benefits without gaining an unfair bargaining advantage.

However, determining the appropriate FRAND royalty rate for a SEP is a challenging task. Various U.S. cases, and the FRAND royalty determination methodologies they describe, should serve as guidance for practitioners, SEP owners, and potential SEP licensees.

Our panel of key thought leaders and practitioners will offer a discussion of the methodologies used in determining FRAND royalties as well as updates regarding the latest and significant issues surrounding the topic. Speakers will delve into the depth-analysis of recent FRAND court rulings and will also provide the audience with strategies that will guide them in a rapidly evolving legal climate.

Key topics include:

  • FRAND – Legal Primer
  • Methodologies
  • Recent Trends and Developments
  • Challenges in Determining FRAND Royalties
  • Notable Cases
  • Practical Strategies

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Speakers

Stephen J. Akerley is a seasoned intellectual property trial attorney at Mintz. Stephen has successfully represented clients in district courts across the United States and before the US International Trade Commission and international tribunals.
Robert J.L. Moore is an attorney experienced in patent litigation and licensing. He practices before the International Trade Commission and various federal district courts, asserting patents and defending against infringement allegations. Rob connects parties wishing to monetize patents with buyers.