FRAND Disputes: Court Jurisdiction vs ADR

Monday, February 22, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM CET (Webinar)

The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center is pleased to present a panel consisting of representatives from ETSI, Audi and Nokia, along with Judges from the UK and Germany, who will discuss the key issues that arise when dealing with FRAND disputes.

The determination of fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms is an increasingly important area of dispute resolution. SEPs are typically required to be licensed on FRAND terms and that has required national courts to determine FRAND licensing terms under different applicable laws. The recent Unwired Planet case in the UK, which found that English courts have the jurisdiction to determine FRAND terms of a global license, is another example of how a national court decision may have international significance.

The panel discussion will cover the Unwired Planet case, the issues arising from National Courts dealing with FRAND disputes, and how ADR may be a suitable answer to these issues.

Our panel consists of:

  • Lord David Neuberger, Arbitrator and former President of the UK Supreme Court
  • Judge Matthias Zigann, Presiding Judge at the Regional Court Munich I
  • Steve Faraji, Chief IPR Policy Manager and Senior Manager of Patents and Licensing at AUDI AG
  • Clemens Heusch, Vice President, Head of Global Litigation and Disputes at Nokia
  • Christian Loyau, Director of Legal Affairs and Governance at ETSI
  • David Perkins, Independent Arbitrator and Mediator