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Interoperability in the Digital Age - Licensing of Standard Essential Patents

Interoperability via standardization is a key prerequisite for industrial production and innovation and with Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 interoperability will be even more important in the future. Standard essential patents (SEPs), i.e. patents with claims that cover essential parts of industry standards are one crucial element of interoperability. The role of SEPs has been recognized by policy makers (e.g. in the European Commission 2017 communication ́Setting out the EU approach to SEPs ́) and courts alike (e.g. in ECJ 2017 decision Huawei vs ZTE) and will be considered in futures policy actions (e.g. the upcoming European Commission Intellectual Property Action Plan 2020). One focus of policy action with standard essential patents is on transparency both, in terms of data provided (access to the relevant technical information) and correctness of data (approval of essentiality). Germany being the EU country where most patents are filed with the European Patent Office is home to some of the leading industrial actors with SEPs. Germany is also the jurisdiction where many of the leading court decisions on SEPs licensing are decided at EU level (e.g. the recent SEPs cases between Nokia and Daimler).

The objective of this event is to discuss some of the most important and recent SEPs related policy issues with policy makers, practitioners and judges. The panel discussions will look at recent policy trends in Europe, at upcoming institutional challenges, such as the feasibility of essentiality tests and it will consider new trends with licensing practices. Issues are discussed in a European setting but obviously have a global dimension and are considered here with a specific view from principle German actors also in the context of the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union

Event Date: 10. December 2020

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Workshop, May 28th 2013, Geneva
Standardization and the International Transfer of Sustainable Technologies

The International transfer of sustainable technologies is influenced by many factors at the intersection of the international regimes for the protection of free trade, intellectual property rights and the global environment. The workshop aimed to elaborate how these regimes interact in shaping the international diffusion of sustainable technologies. The event was hosted by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and organized by TU Berlin within the FONA research programme of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Workshop Programme


"Science and Technology Policy Instruments for Eco-Innovation"
Daniel Kupka / OECD

"EU-South Cooperation Perspectives in Eco-Innovation"
Asel Doranova / Technopolis

"The Contribution of (Eco-)Patents and Patent Information to the Dissemination of sustainable Technologies"
Ged Owens / EPO

"Standards, Sustainability and Innovation"
Daniele Gerundino / ISO

"Sustainability and Technical Barriers to Trade"
Axel Mangelsdorf / BAM

"The Role of Quality Infrastructure for Sustainable Development"
Jan Peuckert / TU Berlin



7th International Conference on Standardisation and Innovation in Information Technology, SIIT 2011!

Event Date: 28 - 30 September 2011
Location: Technische Universität Berlin, Archtiekturgebäude, Room A 151, Straße des 17. Juni 152!

Information: Infoflyer

Standardisation research is a multi-disciplinary field. Contributing disciplines include, but are by no means limited to, Business Studies, Computer Science, Economics, Information Systems, Management
Studies, History and Social Sciences. While standards and standardisation research is an emerging research area it is of considerable interest and relevance to a large non-academic
constituency that includes practitioners from industry, policy makers, users and consumer communities and, last but not least, to those active in or working for, standards setting organisations.
Accordingly, the SIIT conferences aim at bringing together representatives of these communities to foster the exchange of insights and views on all issues surrounding ICT standards and

Theoretical and empirical papers as well as case studies are welcome that shed some light on IT standards, standardisation, and innovation. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • standardisation and innovation
  • impact of standard
  • simplementation and diffusion of standards
  • standardisation policies and regulation
  • competing regional and international regimes
  • standards and developing countries
  • e-Government standards
  • intellectual property rights and antitrust law
  • standards setting processes and organisations
  • standards cultures
  • standards education
  • history of standardisation
  • corporate standards strategies
  • alternative compatibility strategies and interoperability



7th International Conference on Standardisation and Innovation in Information Technology, SIIT 2011!
28 - 30 September 2011, Technische Universität Berlin, Architekturgebäude, Room A 151, Straße des 17. Juni 152!
Information: Infoflyer


12.-16. September 2011, Universität Potsdam, more Infos!

EARTO - Annual Conference 2011, 12-13 May, Sofitel Victoria Krolewska 11, 00-065 Warsaw, Poland!
Delivering the Innovation Union: The Essential Contribution of RTOs



On occasion of the Belgian EU Presidency, the Federal Public Service Economy organizes a seminar entitled

From knowledge to competitiveness" to be held on September 14th at Wolubilis in Brussels.

Quality and Standards 2010 Conference
- 23 Augst 2010, 1.15PM - 6.00PM, Grand Yatt Hotel, Singapore

BITKOM Forum Mittelstand "Wachstums- und Finanzierungsstrategien für KMU"
27. April 2010, 10:00 bis 16:00 Uhr,
Rotanda Business-Club e.V., Pantalesonswall 27, 50676 Köln, Raum 4
mehr Infos!

Internationale Fachkonferenz ITAFORUM - Technik, Analyse, Innovation, 12. und 13. November 2009, Berlin, mehr Infos!

Live stream vom World Standards Day mit Professor Blind,

36. Konferenz Normenpraxis mit begleitender Fachausstellung
, 24. und 25. September 2009, Berlin.

Innovationsgipfel 2009 der Länder Berlin und Brandenburg, 9.September 2009, Berlin.

The Kauffman-OECD Workshop on New Practices in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Kansas City, June 23 - 24th, Preliminary Program.

DIN-Workshop: Innovation und Normung, 5. Juni 2009, Berlin.

OECD-BDI Workshop zum Tag des Geistigen Eigentums - Wachstumsmotor Innovation, Fälschung und Piraterie, 24. April 2009, Berlin.

EMAEE 2009, The Sixth European Meeting on Applied Evolutionary Economics, Jena, program can be found here.

XIV. Spring Meeting of Young Economists, Istanbul, April 23 - 25th.

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