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Webinars: FRAND Licensing Levels under EU Law - components or end-device?

Analyses whether EU law imposes an obligation on holders of standard essential patents (SEPs) to license at all levels of the value chain, including at component level. The location of the appropriate licensing level in the value chain is becoming a crucial question in the IoT debate as more and more industries will gain cellular connectivity (automotive, home appliances, agriculture, healthcare, etc). Provides extensive and practical analysis of this issue from the perspectives of general principles of EU constitutional law, patent law, contract law and competition law.

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Categories: FRAND, Internet of Things (IoT), IP and Competition Law, Licensing

4iP News: Slides now available for 'FRAND licensing levels under EU Law: components or end-device?' webinar

Presented by Prof. Jean-Sébastien Borghetti, Dr. Igor Nikolic and Prof. Nicolas Petit

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Categories: FRAND, Internet of Things (IoT), IP and Competition Law, Licensing

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FRAND licensing levels under EU Law: components or end-device?

These slides were presented by Prof. Jean-Sébastien Borghetti, Dr. Igor Nikolic and Prof. Nicolas Petit during a 4iP Council webinar on 28 May 2020. The webinar analyses whether EU law imposes an obligation on holders of standard essential patents (SEPs) to license at all levels of the value chain, including at component level. The location of the appropriate licensing level in the value chain is becoming a crucial question in the IoT debate as more and more industries will gain cellular connectivity (automotive, home appliances, agriculture, healthcare, etc). The webinar provided extensive and practical analysis of this issue from the perspectives of general principles of EU constitutional law, patent law, contract law and competition law. The presenters' recent paper on this topic can be viewed on the SSRN website and a summary of the presenters' work, can be found in the research section of 4iP Council's website.

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Categories: FRAND, Internet of Things (IoT), IP and Competition Law, Licensing

4iP News: 'SEP holders are under no obligation to license to all under EU law' - IAM article

Written by Dr. Jean-Sébastien Borghetti, Dr. Igor Nikolic and Dr. Nicolas Petit

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Categories: FRAND, IP and Competition Law, Licensing

Webinars: Intellectual property from the perspective of a venture capitalist

Addresses the range of attributes investors look for and the role of IP in investment decision-making. Also covers pitfalls and challenges in relation to IP and real world examples – good and bad.

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Categories: IP and Competition Law, IP Management