Thu 26th May 2022

Shining a spotlight on IP licensing for telecoms and IoT

European patent attorneys Kelda Style and David Roberts will be attending the Patents in Telecoms and the Internet of Things Conference in London on 26-27 May, to gain the latest insights into key issues surrounding IP licensing.

The conference is hosted by University College London Institute of Brand and Innovation Law and organised by Professor Sir Robin Jacob, professor at the UCL Faculty of Laws and James Marshall, partner at Taylor Wessing.


The key topics of the conference include:


  • who should decide FRAND terms when parties cannot agree?
  • getting to FRAND – patent assertion and defence strategies;
  • global FRAND determinations: what can the courts do to avoid forum shopping and irreconcilable decisions?
  • are the IP policies of standardisation bodies striking the right balance?
  • licensing in the automotive industry;
  • FRAND determination methodologies: principles, procedure, and problems;
  • joint licensing, patent pools, and licensing agencies; and
  • are standard rates possible?


Other keynote speakers include:

  • Fabian Gonell, senior vice president of licensing strategy and legal counsel at Qualcomm;
  • Susanna Martikainen, chief licensing officer of mobile devices at Nokia; and
  • Tim Moss CBE, chief executive officer and comptroller general of the Intellectual Property Office.


Click here for more information about the Patents in Telecoms and the Internet of Things Conference.


This briefing is for general information purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for legal advice relating to your particular circumstances. We can discuss specific issues and facts on an individual basis. Please note that the law may have changed since the day this was first published in May 2022.


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