Broadcast Date: Thursday, April 08, 2021
from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)


The Standard Essential Patent (SEP) litigation landscape continues to evolve as years pass. Interestingly, its interplay with other legal areas presents unique challenges for businesses and patent owners. Thus, practitioners are faced with significant hurdles in seeking claims based on FRAND and SEP infringements. These difficulties make it vital for patent attorneys and brand managers to keep abreast of the latest developments and policy changes to ensure sound compliance.


Join intellectual property experts Matthew R. Lynde (Cornerstone Research) and Michael J. Lasinski (Ankura Consulting Group, LLC) as they provide a roadmap of the emerging issues and recent court rulings surrounding SEP litigation. Speakers, among other things, will discuss practical tips and strategies to mitigate the risks of patent damages.

Key topics include:

  • Latest Developments in SEP Litigation
  • Potentials and Opportunities
  • Managing Issues and Challenges
  • Notable Court Rulings
  • Best Compliance Practices
  • What Lies Ahead

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the approach of the U.S. and other countries in addressing SEP licensing issues
  • Determine the recent litigations, rulings, and format considerations in SEP/FRAND licensing


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

Live Webcast (CLE); Group-Internet Based





Course Code:



NASBA Field of Study:

Business Law – Technical


NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice


Total Credit:

1.0 CLE

1.0 CPE (Not eligible for QAS (On-demand) CPE credit)

Speaker Panel:

Matthew R. Lynde, Senior Vice President
Cornerstone Research

Mathew R. Lynde leads the intellectual property practice at Cornerstone Research. Dr. Lynde’s expert testimony has been accepted in domestic and international courts, tribunals, and arbitration panels in more than sixty-five instances; his work as a consultant and educator spans a range of IP portfolio and valuation issues. In Microsoft v. Motorola, Dr. Lynde calculated reasonable and nondiscriminatory (RAND) royalties in the first bench trail to set a RAND range for standard essential patents.

Dr. Lynde has testified in several other significant cases involving the high-tech, medical, and life sciences industries. In addition to intellectual property, he works in antitrust and competition, securities, and breach of contract matters.

Dr. Lynde’s has more than thirty-five years of experience as an applied economist in government, academia, and business. Prior to joining Cornerstone Research, he was a professor at City University of New York and a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, heading up its Silicon Valley intellectual property practice.

Michael J. Lasinski, Senior Managing Director
Ankura Consulting Group, LLC

Mr. Lasinski has been retained to provide expert testimony in federal, state, tax, bankruptcy, International Trade, arbitration, and international proceedings. He has worked on behalf of both licensees and licensors in Fair Reasonable And Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) negotiations, litigations and arbitrations throughout the world. He has been retained by both taxpayers and the IRS to determine intellectual property value and royalty rates in transfer pricing and other tax-related transactions. While Michael’s analyses vary from case-to-case he has quantified lost profits, unjust enrichment, price erosion, reasonable royalty (including FRAND portfolio rates), diminished business value as well as other forms of economic damages.

Michael is a past President of the Licensing Executives Society – United States and Canada (LES). LES is one of the country’s largest intellectual property licensing trade organizations. He currently serves on the LES International’s board as its treasurer. He is a past Division Chair of the American Bar Association’s IP Section. He is a former Chair of the Valuation and Taxation Committee of LES and a former Vice Chair of the Intellectual Property Owners Association’s Valuation and Taxation Committee. He was also named one of the World’s 250 Leading IP Strategists by Intellectual Asset Magazine.


Matthew R. LyndeSenior Vice President

Cornerstone Research

  • International comity, anti-suit injunctions, and Texas vs. China
  • International arbitrations as an approach to global solutions
  • Anti-trust approaches: US v EU
  • Biden administration potential impacts at DOJ and FTC on SEPs (what if China becomes the dominant 5G SEP holder?)
  • Automobile and IoT licensing in Germany


Michael J. LasinskiSenior Managing Director

Ankura Consulting Group, LLC

  • Recent litigations, rulings and geographical differences and how they affect global SEP licensing
  • The European Commission’s efforts relating to SEP / FRAND issues
  • Deal format considerations in SEP / FRAND licensing
  • How history will inform (or not) next generation licensing like 5G, IoT, Automotive and other

Date & Time:

Thursday, April 08, 2021

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • SEP Owners
  • Patent Lawyers and Consultants
  • Patent Licensing Attorneys
  • Patent Agents
  • General Counsel
  • Brand Managers
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Matthew R. LyndeSenior Vice President
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Michael J. LasinskiSenior Managing Director
Ankura Consulting Group, LLC



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