Location: Level 2, 209/210
Demystifying Cellular SEPs from Non-SEPs
Standards are an under-recognized driver of global commerce and, while usually associated with the telecommunications sector, are increasingly affecting new verticals as the internet of things (IoT) is realized across consumer and enterprise use cases. Standard-essential patents (SEPs) are patents covering technologies that have been implemented into a technical standard to the degree that an implementer of the technical standard must use the patent. SEP holders, in return for their patent being accepted into a technical standard, volunteer themselves to license the use of their SEP on fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms.
Understanding legal, policy, and business aspects and developments related to IoT standards, SEPs, and the FRAND commitment is important to any organization that creates technology or provides products and services related to technical standards. Around the world, the role of standards and IP in innovation and the IoT specifically continues to evolve. This panel will discuss the interplay of standards, intellectual property, and the future of IoT innovation from the perspective of key IoT innovators.