LeadershIP EU 2021

Virtual Roundtable | Invitation Only

April 15, 2021

Event Abstract

The last decade witnessed unprecedented success and growing economic importance of wireless technologies. Along with this success, these technologies, developed as “technology standards,” received intense scrutiny from various business interests, policy makers, and researchers. The debate over Standards Essential Patents (“SEPs”) intensified – initially, with no clear answers.

With time, however, new research and evidence has emerged, and there seems to be a global consensus, at least with respect to some basic issues, in policy direction and jurisprudence. Several global court decisions have recently embraced a market-based approach, and the European Commission has committed to facilitating industry led SEP initiatives. As the global industries, including auto, manufacturing, and various IoT devices evolve and embrace 5G as the backbone for connecting, there is momentum for exploring new industry led solutions.


15:00 – 15:15

Opening Remarks

The Debate on Standards:

A Look at the Broader Context

Bowman Heiden

Director, Center for Intellectual Property (CIP)
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15:35 – 16:20

Industry Panel

Standards, IP, and Licensing:

A Constructive Path Forward

Alex Rogers

President, Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL) and Global Affairs, Qualcomm Incorporated
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Brian Maguire

Journalist and events moderator, EBX Media
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Christina Petersson

Chief Intellectual Property Officer, Ericsson
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Fatma Harrar Montacer

Product Line Managing Director, Valeo
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Uwe Weisner

Head of Corporate Intellectual Property, Volkswagen
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