Conference Day 1
Monday, April 4th, 2022
• Standards – the intention behind standardisation – wide adoption and accessibility to all on FRAND terms
• Current practices in cellular licensing and how this is affecting SMEs from a legal standpoint (patent law,
competition law and contract law perspective) and from a practical standpoint (experience with customers)
• SEP-owners’ patents to a standard for radio access connectivity compared to the variety of applications and
use cases of end-devices. We will use practical examples to show how the current practice of only licensing
the end-product will be increasingly difficult
• Benefits of licensing on component level; economic, environmental and with regards to innovation
In today’s interconnected ecosystems, products made by different companies must be able to work together.
Technology standards – particularly, those that underlie connectivity, enabling multiple devices to interoperate
and communicate with each other – have never been more important. The success of the Internet of
Things hinges on licensing of connectivity standard-essential patents (SEPs). Disruptive technologies such
as autonomous driving, industrial automation, smart energy systems, virtual and augmented reality and
many others depend on non-discriminatory access to SEP licenses and reasonable royalty rates. This panel
discussion will explore the importance of SEP license availability to all parties at fair rates.