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Webinar on industry challenges after recent case-law on confidentiality of FRAND agreements – slides now available !

23 November 2018

Prof. Dr. Peter Picht’s presentation from 4iP Council’s webinar yesterday on industry challenges after recent case-law on confidentiality of FRAND agreements is now available for download.

Download slides here.

More than three years after the CJEU’s decision in Huawei v ZTE, the EU Member States’ courts are still working out aspects of the FRAND-licensing of standard-essential patents. Important post-Huawei v ZTE decisions have clarified some issues while other questions remain open. An urgent example is confidentiality and the procedural handling of license agreements containing non-disclosure clauses. 4iP Council organised a webinar yesterday on this topic which gave attendees an update on SEP/FRAND case law; an overview on the most important court decisions and the opportunity to discuss confidentiality issues with an expert.

Prof. Picht holds a chair for Business and Commercial Law at the University of Zurich, is head of the University’s Centre for Intellectual Property and Competition Law (CIPCO) and is a Max Planck Institute Affiliated Research Fellow. He studied law in Munich, did his PhD at Munich University/the Max Planck Institute, and holds a LL.M. degree from Yale Law School. He has been working in the EU Commission’s DG for Competition, as well as with Allen&Overy and other law firms.

4iP Council maintains a searchable database of national court decisions after Huawei v ZTE developed by independent third party experts. We also track what is or is not to be considered appropriate behaviour in relation to good faith conduct in an accessible infographic format.

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