Dear Members,

For several years, litigation on essential patents has grown exponentially. After concerning mainly the telecoms and electronics sectors, essential patents are now a concern for a great diversity of industries, such as automotive or IoT. In the absence of specific rules governing “Frand” licenses, it is the courts and the competition authorities that set the rules of the game.

 APEB and LES are pleased to invite you to a conference on the theme:  

 "Essential Patents and FRAND Licenses - From Standardization to the Calculation of Royalties"

 On Tuesday 3 July 2018 from 2.30 pm to 6 pm

At Allen & Overy, 52 avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris

 Specialists will discuss how the standards are established, what are the main FRAND case law around the world, and how are the royalty rates for essential patents established.

 The conference will take place in English.

 It will be followed by a cocktail. Registration at the bottom of the program.




Date: July 3, 2018 from 2.30 pm to 6 pm, welcome from 2.15 pm

Location: Allen & Overy - 52, avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris

The conference will be in English language. It will be followed by a cocktail party


Round table n ° 1 - Behind the scenes of the standardization institutes

How are standards developed? What are the IPR strategies of contributors? Is this joint work effective? Does it lead to the best possible technical solution? How are the IP regimes of the standardization institutes established?


Moderator: Serge Raes (Orange)


Nicolas Bruneau (Secure IC)

Christian Hoymann (Ericsson)

Jean-François Legendre (Afnor)

Stéphane Tronchon (Qualcomm)

Dirk Weiler (Nokia)


Round table n ° 2 - The negotiation process framed by jurisprudence

Update on FRAND case law around the world. What is the role of regulators? What are the standardization initiatives of the negotiation process (draft Guidelines developed under the aegis of CEN-CENELEC)?


Moderator: David Por (Allen & Overy)


Brice Allibert (European Commission)

Jean-Frédéric Gaultier (Taliens)

Tobias Hahn (Hoyng Rokh Monegier)

Francesco Mingorance (IP Europe)

Robert Pocknell (Fair Standards Alliance),


Round table n ° 3 - How to calculate a FRAND rate?

Do the methods of calculation established by the case law Unwired Planet vs. Huawei and TCL vs. Ericsson reflect the reality of a commercial negotiation?


Moderator: Gerardo Proaño (FTI Consulting)


Ken Adamo (Kirkland & Ellis)

Ben Beune (Sisvel)

Enno Bibow (Valeo Visibility Systems)

Yann Elias (Wiko)

Richard Vary (Bird & Bird)