Uwe Weisner

As General Manager Corporate Intellectual Property at Volkswagen AG in Wolfsburg, Germany, Uwe is responsible for filing, prosecuting, licensing and enforcing Volkswagen’s Patents, Trademarks, Design Rights, Internet-Domains and defending against third party IP claims. In addition, he is responsible for standardization. Prior, Uwe served more than 15 years as a Patent Manager for Volkswagen AG and Audi AG, also located in Germany. Further functions: Chairman of the IP Committee of VDA (German Association of Automotive Industry), Board Member of the IP Committee of BDI (Association of German Industries) and Board Member of VPP (Association of Industry Patent Professionals in Germany). From 2010 to 2017 Lecturer at the Technical University of Braunschweig for “Business Practice of Intellectual Property.”

Little Evidence Supporting the Argument About Limiting the Patent Holder’s Right to Select the Licensing Level

Gregor Langus & Vilen Lipatov In our new paper ‘Efficient level of SEPs licensing’, we examine the question whether a patent holder should be allowed to choose the level in the value chain at which to offer to license its standard essential patents (SEPs). SEPs are patents
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On the Timing of ETSI Disclosures Summary

The question of timing when companies disclose their patents as being essential to practice industry standards, such as 4G and 5G, has been recently discussed in several high-profile legal disputes. Some implementers have argued that disclosures made after the “Freeze Date”— the date when new features are no longer added
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Inventing Ideas: Patents, Prizes, and the Knowledge Economy

B. Zorina Khan’s seminal work, Inventing Ideas: Patents, Prizes, and the Knowledge Economy, dissects the innovation policies of key industrial nations during the First and Second Industrial Revolutions — periods of historic levels of invention and creativity. The author seeks to provide insights for determining the
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