OxFirst's Third IP and Competition Forum
Creating The Missing Link in the Digital Economy

14-15th February 2019 - CPD Accredited

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Why Join? 

For the third time in a row we are inviting to discuss the interplay between IP, Competition and Public Policy.

With several key questions to be addressed, such as the further development of the EU’s position on FRAND (fair reasonable and non-discriminatory) licensing and SEPs (standard essential patents), a continuous review of the role of the judiciary in patent governance, alongside interesting evolutions in case law on SEPs around the world, there is a dire need to calibre the role of both IP and competition law for the digital economy. More than ever before is it important to provide thought leadership and contribute to formulating governance perspectives that will assure that IP remains a tool for economic growth and prosperity.

What this debate is about? 

This conference establishes some key areas for policy attention and business deliberation as the increased ability to stimulate innovation, efficiency and productivity in the digital market space requires adequate governance responses from both an intellectual property and a competition economics perspective. The time is ripe to provide thought leadership and guide EU strategy through an adequate analysis of the issues at stake and corresponding policy frameworks that will assure commercial law continues rather than disrupts commerce also in the digital age.

Have your say in pan-European strategy formulation

Debate, Engage and Meet with a highly involved international audience

Encourage novel perspectives on IP & Competition

Topics to be covered 

Can Frand be defined?
What role for Open Source Software?
Business Models for Licensing Markets for the Internet of Things
Patent Defence Strategies in the Era of the Internet of Things
Frand Royalty Rate Determination
IP Valuation
Recent Case Law in Light of Huawei vs. ZTE
Injunctions and Damage Awards from a Global Law and Economics Perspective

Confirmed Participants 

  • European Commission
  • Sisvel
  • Samsung
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • IBM
  • IEEE
  • Tilburg University
  • Barco
  • French Judiciary
  • Supreme Court Germany
  • World Patent Information
  • European Patent Office
  • HEVC Advanced
  • KPN
  • T-Mobile Austria
  • Redhat
  • ETSI
  • Open Invention Network
  • Belgium Judiciary
  • Kirkland
  • Thyssenkrupp
  • Cen Cenelec
  • Nokia
  • ZTE
  • Cisco
  • International Automobile Association
  • Toyota
  • Fresenius Medical Care
  • 4 IP Council
  • BEUC – Consumer Association
  • LES International
  • University of Oxford
  • Intel
  • Huawei
  • Ericsson
  • Oracle
  • Digital SME Association
  • Audi
  • ACER
  • European Parliament
  • Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition
  • VIA Licensing
  • Taeus Patentbooks Inc.

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