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Standards and Patents conference 2014: get legal guidance to protect your organisation and avoid costly mistakes

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"Very impressive to have put together such excellent speakers and topics"
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"The balance was perfect between IP, competition, case law and administrative aspects - perfect as ever. No way [you should] miss this event!"
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Cutting Edge Judges' Views

We bring you judges from across Europe in our long established and respected judge's panel

A Valuable European Commission Keynote

Perspectives and insights direct from the regulators with an opportunity to ask questions from the floor and on our Twitter live feed!

Real World Commentary on the Very Latest Cases and Developments

Practical and useful guidance in this complex area including the latest on Motorola and Samsung

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Standards & Patents Conference 2014: learn to successfully navigate the complex interplay between standards, intellectual property & competition law

Why attend the 2014 Standards and Patents event?

This currently highly active, litigious and complex area is a minefield of conflicting commercial, IP & competition issues. 

The dynamics of the relationship between standards and patents poses a plethora of challenges for patentees, licensees, standard setting organisations, innovators, NPEs, commercial users and implementers

Patents may value the unique, but the technical standard has become the friend (or foe) that defines the uniform.

Featuring expert speakers from across the globe this renowned event is commended for it's thought provoking agenda covering all the important topics, this is an event not to miss!

Find out more on the latest agenda for the Standards and Patents conference.

Don't miss the interactive workshop on 1st December!

The Future of Litigating SEPs – Impact of the UPC
A workshop considering the issues and challenges that will arise from litigating SEPs under the Unitary Patent Court. Tobias Hahn will be joined by an in-house lawyer dealing with these issues.


See more detail on the agenda for Standards and Patents 2014

Attend IBC Legal's 8th Standards & Patents Conference!

Gain insights from the European Commission in an exceptional and valuable keynote

  • Enjoy a dynamic critical caselaw and legal development update
  • Obtain a 'real world' look at the latest FRAND position and the commercial implications of negotiations between the product and patent based companies
  • Find out about the important benchmark decisions on equivalence from Dr Matthias Zigann, Presiding Judge of the MUNICH REGIONAL COURT I
  • Understand the implications of key US cases directly from the FTC!
  • Analyse the impact of an important case in the French Courts on strategies and the enforcement of technology patents
  • Get up-do-date on where we are on what's anti-competitive
  • Look at the practical considerations relating to Big Data and the standardisation initiatives for the Internet of Things and Machine-to-Machine communications
  • Experience a superb and unique panel of judges from different locations offering perspectives from their respective benches on standard and patent decisions
  • Consider the US position on NPEs and trolls after the Octane and Highmark Supreme Court Rulings
  • Learn the latest school of thought on the best rules for determining FRAND in the US and Europe from our respected and experienced panel and  hear essential case law, regulations and developments brought bang up-to-the date for the conference including the Motorola and Samsung decisions
  • Recognise the nuances and realities of royalty free standards
  • Compare IN DEPTH the jurisdictional differences in dealing with standard and patent disputes and registrations across Europe, the US and China
  • Benefit from a strategic focus on the issues in licensing an esssential patent and NPEs
  • Get to grips with the patent pools and examples of where they have been successful and where they have failed to get off the ground

See more details on the latest agenda for the Standards and Patents event.

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(updated 28 February 2015)

Why attend?

"The most complete event for standards and patents: A step beyond perfection… congratulations!"
Couste Jonqueres
Reed Smith
Looking for a detailed guide to patent litigation?

Then attend International Patent Litigation - running the day after Standards & Patents and at the very same hotel!

Book yourself onto both events to receive £100 off each conference.

To book on both events please email haydn.gush@informa.com

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