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Patent Policy for the 5G Era: Licensing Standard Essential Patents

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As countries around the world compete to deploy 5G networks, governments are increasingly enabling innovation and investment.

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Patents, both as a way to reward the development of new 5G technologies and to speed 5G network deployment, are of increasing interest to regulators and governments. Recently, the licensing of standard essential patents (SEPs) has emerged as a key issue given the need for interoperability of 5G devices across networks and countries. Recent court decision in the United States suggest that the current system - a cooperative process of industry standard setting, whereby SEP holders negotiate license agreements on terms that are fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) - requires a stronger role for antitrust, administrative, and judicial regulation.

Professor Daniel Spulber, the Elinor Hobbs Distinguished Professor of International Business and Professor Strategy at the Northwestern University, will argue that more regulation is unnecessary as it would reduce standardization, impede innovation, and constrain market negotiation of patent license agreements. The webinar, which has important implications for the design of 5G policy and regulation, as well as more broadly for national innovation and competition policy, will address key questions such as: Why is standardization important? How does the current SEP licensing system foster innovation? What is the role of antitrust and judicial regulation? What are the implications of patent policies for invention and innovation?

The academic host for the webinar is Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Business School and the corporate host is TELUS.

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