September 25, 2022

Volume XII, Number 268

2021 Japan Seminar Session 7: Europe- Brexit and FRAND

Our 9th McDermott International Japan Seminar will be held as a virtual series, with eight sessions taking place between January 21 – February 4, 2021. Though we cannot see you in person, we didn't want to miss the opportunity to connect with you on the latest legal topics affecting Japanese companies.

The virtual event series will explore US trade policy, global mergers and acquisitions, the US healthcare market, intellectual property, international data privacy / cybersecurity, white collar enforcement and cross border compliance related topics, with a significant focus on what Japanese companies can expect from the Biden Administration.

Our McDermott panelists not only include our seasoned lawyers on Japanese business issues, but also Dean Pinkert, a former commissioner of the US International Trade Commission, nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the US Senate in 2007, and Caitlyn Campbell, a former US Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) Enforcement Attorney, and several other former government officials and prosecutors.

Join us for what promises to be an engaging series as we dig into the issues at hand and highlight what to consider next for your business.

In this session, we will discuss Brexit And FRAND.

Topics include:

Brexit: Impact on Intellectual Property Law

  • What will happen to intellectual property rights in Europe after Brexit?
  • Is the license still valid?
  • The future of the single patent system in Europe

FRAND: Latest status

  • Background: Orange Book Incident and Huawei vs ZTE Incident
  • FRAND license negotiation process
  • Cross-border Harmonization: New British and German Court Decisions

Brexit: intellectual property law implications

  • What happens to intellectual property rights in Europe after Brexit?
  • Will licenses remain in force?
  • What is the future of the unitary patent system in Europe?

FRAND: latest developments

  • Background: Orange Book and Huawei vs ZTE
  • The negotiating process for FRAND licenses
  • Cross-border harmonisation: New rulings by UK and German courts
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