Panel discussion: The EC's leaked draft regulation on essentiality checks and SEPs

The European Commission is considering adopting a wide-ranging regulatory regime for the licensing and litigation of standard essential patents.
A leak revealed the draft plan to create an administrative tribunal to perform mandatory “essentiality checks” of certain SEPs, set royalty rates for those SEPs, mandate public disclosure of licenses, and provide mandatory but non-binding conciliation for disputes.

This panel of highly recognised European academics, from France, Germany and Italy, discusses the proposal and its implications from intellectual property law, constitutional law and competition law perspectives.

Professor Mary-Rose McGuire

Professor at Universität Osnabrück, Chair of Civil Law, Intellectual Property Law and German and European Civil Procedure Law, Executive Director of the Center for Corporate Law e.V.

Professor Laurent Manderieux

Professor of Intellectual Property Law at L. Bocconi University of Milan, Italy, Member of the Directorate Board, Bocconi LL.M in Law of Internet Technology, Chair, European IP Teachers' Network, Coordinator, Transatlantic IP Academy

Professor Nicolas Binctin

Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Poitiers, Paris I, Paris II et Paris XII. He also manages a postgraduate program on Research and Innovation Development Law and a postgraduate program on IP Law.

Moderated by Axel Ferrazzini, Managing Director of 4iP Council

You may also download the transcript of the discussion here.