Patent Licensing 2018


    8:00 am  -  9:00 am
    Registration and networking
    9:00 am  -  9:15 am
    Welcome address
    9:15 am  -  10:30 am
    Building a successful patent licensing strategy

    Creating a successful licensing strategy is becoming increasingly difficult. Staying on top of current developments and trends is essential to achieve commercial success and a winning strategy.

    • The current state of the market

    • How recent court decisions are affecting licensing strategies and deal making

    • Patent pools and new licensing platforms come to the fore

    • Best practices for drafting agreements

    10:30 am  -  11:00 am
    Networking break
    11:00 am  -  12:00 pm
    The good, the bad, and the ugly of licensing transactions

    Convergence means that patent owners are increasingly looking at opportunities in new sectors. This means that licensees and licensors alike need to put more focus on the quality of their deal making. Both sides of the table will share tales from the trenches.

    • Dealing with hold-up and hold-out

    • Agreeing on valuations and royalty rates

    • Transparency in licensing

    • Win-win transactions

    12:00 pm  -  1:00 pm
    Lunch and networking break
    1:00 pm  -  1:30 pm
    Keynote address
    1:30 pm  -  2:30 pm
    Defining FRAND

    The SEP system has become subject to rigorous criticism; while the impact of TCL V Ericsson and other key court decisions, as well as the new focus of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, seems to be sending contradictory messages.

    • Is the current SEP regime fit for purpose?

    • How the U.S. government’s approach to IP and antitrust is changing

    • Key SEP court cases

    • How close are we to a definition of FRAND that is acceptable to licensors and licensees?

    2:30 pm  -  2:50 pm
    Networking break
    2:50 pm  -  3:50 pm
    International licensing

    The multi-jurisdictional considerations of licensing deals have expanded massively over the recent years, with much emphasis being placed on the European and Chinese markets.

    • Effectively licensing across borders

    • Key developments in Europe, China and beyond

    • Building a licensing program overseas

    3:50 pm  -  4:10 pm
    Networking break
    4:10 pm  -  5:10 pm
    Strategic licensing scenarios

    A group of senior licensing executives explain how they would handle a series of hypothetical scenarios.

    • You have been asked by your CEO to create a multi-million dollar licensing business from scratch. Where do you start?

    • A new patent pool is created covering technology essential to your portfolio. How do you determine whether to join as a licensor or a licensee?

    • You have a market-leading portfolio in an industry which increasingly leans on technology in other sectors. What actions do you take to start licensing in those new sectors?

    • You are launching a new consumer device in a new market and you need to make sure you have freedom to operate. How do you use a licensing strategy to achieve this in a cost-effective manner?

    5:10 pm 
    Close of day