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LCII-TILEC Conference “Innovation, Research and Competition in the EU: The Future of Open and Collaborative Standard Setting”

LCII-TILEC Conference “Innovation, Research and Competition in the EU: The Future of Open and Collaborative Standard Setting”. Brussels, 29-30 May 2017.

Keynote Speakers

Klaus Grabinski, (Judge, German Supreme Court)

Joseph Farrell (Professor of Economics, University of Berkeley)

We would like to invite you to join this conference.

13:00 - 13:30 Registration and coffee
13:30 - 13:45 Welcome address
Key-note 1:
13:45 - 14:45* Klaus Grabinski, Judge, German Supreme Court
Patent Rights and Modern Technology – What is the Deal?
14:45 - 15.15 Coffee break
15:15 - 15.45* Stephen Haber, Professor, Stanford University
The Fallacies of the Patent HoldUp Theory
15:45 - 16.15* Florian Schuett, Professor, TILEC, Tilburg University
Repeated Interaction in Standard Setting
16:15 - 16.45* Nicolas Petit, Professor, University of Liege
FRAND: Rules v Standards
16:45 - 17.15* Coffee break
17:15 – 18:45* Roundtable 1: SEP Licensing for 5G – Prospects and Guidance for Stakeholders
”Regulating Advertising Time: Evidence from French TV”
Chairman: Nicola Petit, Professor, Univeristy of Liege
Ian Corden, Director, PLUM consulting
Joseph Farrell, Professor, Univeristy of California at Berkeley
Patrick Hofkens, Director IPR Policy, Ericsson
Valérie Hamelin, Legal Counsel IP and Lincesing, Orange
Michael König, Acting Head of Unit, DG GROW, European Commission

Slots marked with an * include a Q/A session for one-third of the allocated time.

09:00 - 09:30 Coffee break
09:30 - 10:00* Shivaram Devarakonda, Professor, Tilburg University
Patent Litigation in the Telecommunications Sector
10:00 - 10.30* Justus Baron, Researcher, Northwestern University
The Causal Effect of SEPs on Innovation in Standards
10:30 - 11.00* Bowman Heiden, Professor, University of Gothenburg; Director, Center for Intellectual Property
Patent Holdout: Circumstantial, Systematic, Systemic
11:00 - 11.30 Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00* Roundtable 2: Global Competition Amongst Standard Setting Organizations
Chairman: Pieter Van Cleynenbreughel, Professor, University of Liege
Alfred Chaouat, Senior Vice President, Technicolor
Ashok Ganesh, Director Innovation, CEN-CENELEC
Stephen Haber, Professor, Stanford University
Yann Ménière, Chief Economist, European Patent Office
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:30* Rudi Bekkers, Professor, Eindhoven University of Technology
Discrimination against Foreigners in the Patent System: Evidence from Standard-Essential Patents
14:30 – 15:00* Axel Gautier, Professor, University of Liege
SSPPU and Component Licensing: Why 1$ is not 1$
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 16:00* Agnieszka Janczuk-Gorywoda, Assistant Professor, Tilburg Law School; Research Coordinator of Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC)
The Evolving Legal Framework for EU endorsed Standards
16:00 – 16:30* Bjorn Lundqvist, ‎Associate Professor of Law, Stockholm University
Big Data and Standard Setting - Big Challenges
16:30 – 17:00* Raphael De Coninck, Vice President, CRA
Transparency, Predictability, and Efficiency of SSO-based Standardization and SEP Licensing
17:00 - 18:00* Joseph Farrell, Professor of Economics, University of Berkeley
Standard-essential patents: private business problem or public policy problem?
18:00 - 18.15 Bernard Vanbrabant, University of Liege – Closing remarks

Slots marked with an * include a Q/A session for one-third of the allocated time.



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1000 Bruxelles


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When: 29 May 2017 13:00

End date: 30 May 2017 18:15