Baker Botts in partnership with Concurrences and Oxera invite you to join our inaugural online edition of IP & Antitrust: Hot Issues. This new program series of three panel discussions will run from Tuesday 15 June to Thursday 17 June 2021.
Panel 1 - Tuesday 15 June:
The Value of IP: FRAND Licensing of SEPs
This panel will cover the assessment of FRAND licensing from a contractual and competition law perspective. Discussion themes will include court determination of FRAND rates at a global level and associated jurisdictional questions debates around the application of antitrust law including the relationship with excessive pricing and discrimination, as well as related developments such as Qualcomm v FTC and the European SEPs Expert Group Report.
Pierre Regibeau, Chief Economist, DG COMP, Brussels
Paul Lugard, Partner, Baker Botts, Brussels
Panel 2 - Wednesday 16 June:
- SEPs: Component Level Licensing, Refusals to Deal & Injunctions
This panel discussion 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, at what terms; and injunction-related matters, including the recent reference from the Düsseldorf court to the CJEU.
Makan Delrahim, Former Antitrust Deputy Attorney General, US Department of Justice, Washington D.C.
James Kress, Partner, Baker Botts, Washington D.C.
Panel 3 - Thursday 17 June:
- Data: Innovation, Level Playing Field & Access
The panel 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.
Mike Walker, Chief Economist, CMA, London
Maureen Ohlhausen, Partner, Baker Botts, Washington D.C.
To view the full agenda and speakers list please click here.
Registration is via the Concurrences website. Please note you will need to register for each panel separately.
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