Navigating the Challenges of SSOs: Licensing, Disclosure and Litigation
A live 90-minute CLE webinar/teleconference with interactive Q&A
Sponsored by the Legal Publishing Group of Strafford Publications
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 ~ 1:00pm-2:30pm EST
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This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel for dealing with standards-related patents and standard-setting organizations. The panel will offer strategies for licensing, meeting disclosure requirements, and navigating standards-related litigation.
Patent owners work together to facilitate interoperability of products through standard setting organizations (SSO) and patent pools. SSOs help develop industry standards for particular technologies, and patent pools offer a package for licensing essential patents to make a standardized product.
Counsel to licensors considering participation in SSOs should be mindful of SSO constraints, including limitations on license terms and disclosure policies that could force a company to reveal technology before it has secured patent rights to that technology.
SSOs raise unique challenges that do not exist outside of the SSO context. It is critical for companies and their counsel to take steps to overcome these challenges to protect their patent rights.
Listen as our authoritative panel of IP attorneys examines the challenges of SSOs, including licensing, disclosure requirements and litigation. The panel will offer best practices for navigating these challenges and protecting patent rights.
- Type of license
- Reasonable and non-discriminatory terms
- Royalty free terms
- Negotiating standards-essential patent claims
- Cross licensing
- Refusals to deal
- Antitrust concerns
- Disclosure requirements
- Understanding individual policies of particular SSO
- Evaluating if/when to meet disclosure requirements
- Failure to disclose
- Court treatment
- Standards-related litigation strategies
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What constraints are placed on a licensor that participates in an SSO?
- What factors should patent holders consider when determining if and when to meet an SSO’s disclosure requirements?
- What defenses against patent infringement in the context of SSOs should counsel employ?
Following the speaker presentations, you’ll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.
Nina Y. Wang, Partner
Faegre & Benson, Denver
She focuses her practice on complex intellectual property litigation and related counseling and advice. She represented NETGEAR at the district court and on appeal in a patent infringement action involving the IEEE 802.11 Wireless Networking Standards, which resulted in summary judgment in favor of NETGEAR on hundreds of accused products.
Additional faculty to be announced.
Price covers an unlimited number of staff at your office location. Can’t participate in the live seminar? A CD of the full event proceedings, including Q&A and PDF files of all handouts, will be available 10 days after the seminar.
Continuing Legal Education
Continuing Legal Education credits are granted for an additional $65 per person. Please refer to the options on the order page to take advantage of these credits.
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