5th IP and Competition Forum Building Bridges in Turbulent Markets

Building Bridges in Turbulent Markets - CPD Accredited - Continuous Education for the Legal Profession

This was an excellent event. Congratulations on a very interesting and enjoyable conference.

Sir Richard Arnold

Lord Justice, British High Court of Justice

The conference has, as usual with events of similar kind organized by Oxfirst, brought a wealth of experienced scholars, both from industry, institutions and IP law firms, together. The discussions were extremely lively, sometimes controversial, but always stimulating.

Prof Heinz Goddar

Founding Partner , Boehmert&Boehmert

I highly appreciated being able to attend your conference. I enjoyed the debate and discussions and I believe you have made a great effort to advance the debate to a more efficient FRAND licensing universe.

Paul Lugard

Partner, Baker Botts (Belgium) LLP

This was the best conference I have been in the last five years and I am only saying this because I was not at the OxFirst conference last year.

Dr. Juergen Koch

Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Intellectual Property, Robert Bosch GmbH

Why Join?

  • Advance the state of Play for Markets for Standard Essential Patents
  • Hear first-hand what Judges, Academics and Public Authorities have to say on some of the hottest trends in the sector
  • Be part of a Thriving Community of Thought Leaders
  • Enjoy, Debate and Have Fun!

What this event is about?

For the fifth time in a row we are inviting to discuss the interplay of IP and Competition. With several key questions to be addressed, such as global FRAND licensing rates, the determination of royalty rates, as well as recent case law in this area, there is a dire need to calibre the role of both IP and competition law for the ICT innovation ecosystem. More than ever before is it important to provide thought leadership and contribute to formulating judicial and governance perspectives that will assure that IP remains a tool for economic growth and prosperity.


Views from the Judiciary on IP and Competition
Principles of FRAND Licensing Rate Determination
Should FRAND Licensing Rates be Global?
Where in the value chain should one give/take licence
Anti-Suit Injunction, anti-anti-suit injunctions
Standard Essentiality Checks
Trade Perspectives on FRAND
Patent pools as a Means to Facilitate Licencing Transactions?
Access to FRAND Licences
Sketching an Ideal Scenario for the Future of FRAND licensing
Insights Gained from Recent Case Law




  • French Judiciary
  • Belgium Judiciary


  • ETSI


  • Kings College London
  • Max Planck Institute
  • University of Zuerich
  • University of Hamburg
  • University of Bordeaux
  • University of Gothenburg
  • City University
  • University of Mannheim
  • Université Libre de Bruxelles


  • Digital SME Association
  • FSA
  • Innovator’s Network
  • DVB Project


  • European Commission
  • World Intellectual Property Organization
  • World Trade Organization
  • UK Department of Science, Technology and Industry
  • Belgium Competition Authority


  • Dentons
  • Sheppard & Mullin
  • White & Case
  • Marks & Clerk
  • Kirkland & Ellis
  • Gramm, Lins & Partner
  • Lowenstein
  • Scherenberg Legal & Licensing


  • Thales
  • Cisco
  • Intel
  • Apple
  • Samsung
  • Denso

  • Audi
  • Bosch
  • KPN
  • Google
  • Five AI
  • Sky

  • Ericsson
  • Capital IQ
  • ZTE
  • Nokia
  • Orange


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