SEPs AND FRAND CONDITIONS: MR. THIEM GIVES PUBLIC SPEECH AT THE EUROPEAN JUDGES’ FORUM CONFERENCE
Mr. Tankred Thiem intervened at the European Judges’ Forum held in Venice and organized by the European Patent Academy in the course of which he updated the participants on the most recent Italian case law on SEPs (standard essential patents) and the FRAND (fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory conditions).
During the conference European Judges’ Forum, like every year held in Venice for two days (on the 26 and 26 of October), judges from all over Europe specialized in patent law met to discuss the most recent developments in the field. The event was organized by the European Patent Academy in collaboration with EPLAW, and the law firm LGV Avvocati also participated via the attendance of Mr. Tankred Thiem who is a member of EPLAW, the association that has been following closely the works related to the European Unified Patent Court.
Mr. Thiem spoke of the recent case law developments concerning SEPs, also known as standard essential patents (patents that are so essential in certain fields of technology that they constitute the basis for any further developments of the relevant technology), and FRAND (that is, the fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory conditions that have to be inserted in agreements licensing SEPs), thus providing a wide albeit comprehensive overview of the most currently debated legal issues.
The event was also a pleasant opportunity to engage in a wider discourse concerning all of the great themes related to patent law, in respect of which the law firm LGV Avvocati has always strived to keep up to date also for practical work purposes.