6th IP and Competition Forum - The Future of FRAND

CPD Accredited - Continuous Education for the Legal Profession
23-24 & 25th June 2021 - Online - 1pm to 6pm BST = 2pm to 7pm CET

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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

What this event is about

For the sixth time in a row, we are inviting you to discuss the interplay of IP, Competition, and Public Policy.

With several key questions to be addressed, such as whether FRAND licensing rates should be global, the adequate level of licensing as well as the Determination of FRAND royalty rates, there is a dire need to caliber the role of both IP and competition law for the high-tech 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 breaks the equation of being a tool for economic growth and prosperity.


Day 1: June 23


  • Where in the Supply Chain should one take a license?  
  • Updates on Recent FRAND Disputes
  • Essentiality Perspectives on SEPs              

    Key Presenters

  • CEO of the UKIPO
  • Mr Vajda QC, Monckton chambers, visiting Professor in King’s College London, previous Judge at CJEU
  • Representatives from Nokia & Audi…

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Day 2 : June 24


  • The FRAND Defense  
  • Anti-suit Injunctions
  • Propotionality of injunctions            

   Key Presenters:

  • Madame Sabotier, Head & Judge, 3rd chamber Civil Court and Head of 3rd Chamber
  • Dr Zigann, Presiding Judge, Landgericht Munich
  • Professor Picht, University of Zurich
  • Representatives from Siemens, Deutsche Telekom…

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Day 3: June 25


  • Standard essential patents & AI
  • Should the mandate of Standard Setting Organisations be expanded?
  • International perspectives on FRAND

   Key Presenters:

  • Sir Nicholas Forwood, White & Case, Counsel & former Judge at CJEU
  • Lord Justice Arnold, Judge at the Court of Appeal of England and Wales
  • Representatives from IBM, Philips and Panasonic…

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Law Office of Kenneth R. Adamo

In Partnership with



  • Former Court of Justice of the European Union
  • Bundesgerichtshof (German Supreme Court)
  • Court of Appeal of England & Wales
  • French Judiciary


  • IEEE
  • ETSI
  • GSMA


  • University of Oxford
  • University of Zurich
  • City University
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Brunel University London
  • Renmin University


  • Competition Authorities of Chile
  • Japan Patent Office
  • UK Intellectual Property Office


  • Intel
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • Nokia
  • IBM
  • ZTE
  • Thales


  • Siemens
  • Samsung
  • Daimler
  • Sisvel
  • Philips
  • Accessadvance



  • Audi
  • Cisco
  • Continental
  • Panasonic
  • Nordic Semiconductor
  • Dolby


The event will be held online.