15 juin

IP & Antitrust : Hot Issues - Inaugural Online Edition

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Du 15 au 17 juin

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15 June

Tuesday 15 June 2021 15:30 - 17:00 CEST


This session will cover the assessment of FRAND licensing from a contractual and competition law perspective. Themes covered will include court determination of FRAND rates at a global level and associated jurisdictional questions around the application of antitrust law including the relationship with excessive pricing and discrimination. Related developments, such as Qualcomm v FTC and the European SEPs Expert Group Report will also be discussed.

Keynote : Pierre REGIBEAU | Chief Economist, DG COMP, Brussels (bio)

Panel :
Jonathan BARNETT | Professor, Gould School of Law - University of Southern California, Los Angeles (bio)
Avantika CHOWDHURY | Partner, Oxera, London (bio)
Raphaël DE CONINCK | Vice President, CRA, Brussels (bio)
Kirti GUPTA | Vice President, Economic Strategy | Chief Economist, Qualcomm, San Diego (bio)
Moderator : Paul LUGARD | Partner, Baker Botts, Brussels (bio)


16 June

Wednesday 16 June 2021 15:30 - 17:00 CEST


The session will focus on : the economic and commercial considerations in components v. end-user level licensing ; whether there is an obligation on SEP owners to license to all willing interested parties, and, if so, under what terms ; injunction-related matters ; the recent reference from the Düsseldorf Court to the CJEU.

Keynote : Makan DELRAHIM | Former Assistant Attorney General, US Department of Justice, Washington D.C. (bio)

Panel :
Fabian HOFFMANN | Judge, Federal Court of Justice, Karlsruhe (bio)
Patrick HOFKENS | Director - IPR Policy, Ericsson, Brussels (bio)
Jay JURATA | Partner, Orrick, Washington D.C. (bio)
Gunnar NIELS | Partner, Oxera, Oxford (bio)
Moderator : James KRESS | Partner, Baker Botts, Washington, D.C. (bio)


17 June

Thursday 17 June 2021 15:30 - 17:00 CEST


The session will focus on : the use of data by digital platforms, the regulatory debate around data sharing, as well as the commercial perspective on data access.

Keynote : Mike WALKER | Chief Economist, UK Competition and Markets Authority, London (bio)

Panel :
Rima ALAILY | Vice President & Deputy General Counsel - Competition Law Group, Microsoft, Redmond (bio)
Carmelo CENNAMO | Professor, Copenhagen Business School (bio)
Robin NOBLE | Partner, Oxera, Oxford (bio)
Moderator : Maureen OHLHAUSEN | Partner, Baker Botts, Washington D.C. (bio)


If you would like to read about this event’s topic, you can access the following Concurrences documents. If you do not have an access, please inquire for Subscription here.


Webinar #1 - The value of IP : FRAND licensing of SEPS

1. Interview de Jonathan Barnett par Paul Lugard pour le Webinar #1 - The Value of IP : FRAND Licensing of SEPs

2. Martin Sura, Elena Wiese, The EU Commission adopts an action plan for intellectual property to promote recovery and resilience, 25 novembre 2020, e-Competitions November 2020, Art. N° 98324

3. Concurrences Webinar, Innovation Economics Conference for Antitrust Lawyers #1 5G, Internet of Things, SEPs (23 June 2020)

4. Paul Lugard, Daniel Vasbeck, The UK Supreme Court confirms that it is possible to set global FRAND rates and global licences to portfolios of standard-essential patents (Unwired Planet / Huawei), 26 August 2020, e-Competitions August 2020, Art. N° 96675

5. Thomas Cotter, Antitrust, intellectual property, and dynamic efficiency : An essay in honor of Herbert Hovenkamp, September 2020, Concurrences N° 3-2020, Art. N° 95413

6. Hanns Ullrich, FRAND Access to open standards and the patent exclusivity : Restating the principles, May 2017, Concurrences N° 2-2017, Art. N° 83890,

Webinar #2 - SEPs : component-level licensing, refusals to deal & injunctions

1. Emily Luken, Jay Jurata, Standard-Essential Patents and Competition Law : An Overview of EU and national case law, 22 November 2018, e-Competitions Standard Essential Patents, Art. N° 88461

2. Jorge Padilla, Koren Wong-Ervin, An economic approach to antitrust analysis of discriminatory licensing, grantbacks and cross-licenses, no-challenge clauses, and patent thickets, September 2019, Concurrences N° 3-2019, Art. N° 90983

3. Aymeric de Moncuit, Connecting competition law standards to the Internet of things, November 2018, Concurrences N° 4-2018, Art. N° 88131

Webinar #3 - DATA : innovation, level playing field & access

1. Elsa Haïm, Competition Law and Big Data. Imposing Access to Information in Digital Markets, Beata MÄIHÄNIEMI, September 2020, Concurrences N° 3-2020, Art. N° 96023

2. Alexandre de Streel, Pierre Larouche, The European Digital Markets Act proposal : How to improve a regulatory revolution, May 2021, Concurrences N° 2-2021, Art. N° 100432

3. Parker, Geoffrey and Petropoulos, Georgios and Van Alstyne, Marshall W., Digital Platforms and Antitrust (May 22, 2020)

4. Van Alstyne, Marshall W. and Lenart, A., Using Data and Respecting Users (May 6, 2020). Communications of the ACM, 2020


The inaugural online edition of the "IP & Antitrust : Hot Issues" Conference is organised by Concurrences Review, in partnership with Baker Botts and Oxera Consulting, with the support of panel and media sponsors.

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