SEP Licensing in the Value Chain

May 12 2021 13:00 -16:00 GMT / 14:00 - 17:00 CET

What this Event is About: 

Where in the value chain should one conclude a license agreement? Join us for an expert debate on component level licensing. Key practitioners and scholars/academics look at this question from a law and economics perspective. 


Welcome Speech: Sir Nicholas Forwood

Competition Perspectives: Prof Joachim Henkel

Panel discussion on the questions referred to the CJEU:

Moderator – Prof Peter Chrocziel,

Panellists – Prof Donle, Mr Klaus Haft,  Dr Vittorio Cerulli Irelli

About the Speakers

Sir Nicholas Forwood was made Queen’s Counsel in 1987 and was appointed to the CJEU (Court of Justice of the European Union) as a judge of the then Court of First Instance of the EC in December 1999. At White & Case, Sir Nicholas focusses on providing high-level advice in the field of EU law, particularly competition.

Sir Nicholas Forwood

Professor Chrocziel is a professor at the University of Erlangen-Nurnberg, Bavaria, where he teaches IP and competition law. He was admitted to the German Bar in 1983 and to the New York courts and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, as well as the US Court of International Trade. He is a partner with the law firm Badehle Pagenberg.

Professor Peter Chrocziel

Mr Klaus Haft is a trial lawyer in the field of intellectual property with a particular emphasis on patent litigation. He is Past President of the European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW) and member of the advisory board and President-Elect of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) Germany. He is a partner with the law firm Hoyngh Rokh Monegier.

Mr Klaus Haft

Professor Henkel is a professor of technology and innovation management with the TUM School of Management (Technical University Munich). His research focuses on patent management, patent infringement, technology acquisitions, digitalization, and open and user innovation.

Professor Joachim Henkel

Professor Donle is honorary professor at a university in Berlin where he gives lectures on IP law. He was involved in legislative procedures of the Bundestag as an expert and prepared comments on legislative procedures of the Bundestag for associations and public-law corporations. He is a partner with the law firm Preu Bohlig.

Professor Christian Donle

Dr Vittorio Cerulli Irelli is a litigator with a focus on intellectual property and competition law. Vittorio has successfully represented many multinational companies before the Italian and European Union courts and agencies in a broad range of high-profile cases with an international dimension. He is a partner with the law firm Trevisan & Cuonzo.

Dr Vittorio Cerulli Irelli

Disclaimer: This event was sponsored by Geradin & Partners. The selection of speakers reflects the choice of the sponsor. The views are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect those of OxFirst