Broadcast Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021
from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (ET)


Important developments and issues surrounding fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) licensing and standard essential patents (SEPs) continue to persist and become burden to businesses and patent holders. Among the most notable updates the TCL v. Ericsson case’s remand from the Federal Circuit; and recent U.S. decisions (FTC v. Qualcomm and Continental v. Avanci) and the referral to the CJEU (Nokia v. Daimler) regarding refusal to license SEPs at the component level is an antitrust violation. Thus, all concerned professionals and practitioners should keep abreast of the current and emerging trends in the SEPs and FRAND litigation to avoid risks and pitfalls. It is also vital for companies to evaluate their existing strategies to devise new ones.

Join a panel of key thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group as they bring the audience to a road beyond the basics of patent licensing. Speakers will delve into an in-depth analysis of the current trends and recent court rulings involving SEP and FRAND licensing. They will also provide the audience with practical strategies along with significant outlook on what to expect in a rapidly evolving legal climate.

Key topics include:

  • What’s New for Standard Essential Patents and FRAND Licensing?
  • Managing Potential Risks and Issues
  • Recent Landmark Cases and Decisions
  • Best Practices and Strategies
  • Outlook


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcast (CLE)



General knowledge of patent licensing law


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice


Total Credits:

1.5 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Kyle Auteri, Associate
Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz

Kyle Auteri is an Associate at Pearl Cohen’s New York office. His practice focuses on preparation and prosecution of U.S. patent applications in a variety of technologies and industries, with a particular focus on automotive and software applications. Kyle’s practice also includes defending clients in patent litigations involving software patents, and participating in FRAND licensing negotiations. After graduating from the University of San Francisco with a B.S. in Physics and Japanese Studies, Kyle attended New York Law School on a Dean’s Scholarship and graduated with Honors. While in law school, he focused his studies on Intellectual Property and received a Patent Law Certificate from New York Law School’s Institute for Information Law and Policy.

Désirée Heintz, Patent Attorney
Eisenführ Speiser

Désirée Heintz is a Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney and European Trade Mark and Design Attorney at German based law firm Eisenführ Speiser since 2017. She studied Physics at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (diploma in 2008) and obtained her PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) at the Deutsches Elektronensynchrotron (DESY) in Hamburg in 2012. This was followed by legal training between 2013 to 2016 at Eisenführ Speiser, the German Patent and Trademark Office and the German Federal Patent Court.
Désirée Heintz has extensive experience in evaluating standard-essential patents (SEPs) and is a member of Eisenführ Speiser’s team for patent infringement cases involving SEPs as well as other fields of technology.

Shreya Gupta, Senior Consultant
Oxera Consulting LLP

Shreya Gupta is a Senior Consultant at Oxera’s London office. She leads the Oxera teams working on matters involving financial valuation and antitrust allegations in the context of commercial litigation and international arbitration. Shreya specialises in advising on economic issues related to FRAND royalties and abuse of dominance allegations in licensing disputes. She has acted as the named expert in such disputes and was shortlisted for inclusion in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2020 – Future Leaders.
Shreya’s clients span a range of sectors, such as telecoms, pharmaceuticals, financial services and hi-tech, and include ASML, Conversant, Chugai, Ericsson, ICE Benchmark Administration (IBA), Intellectual Ventures, Lonza, PanOptis, Sisvel, Sportradar and Trustonic.



Kyle AuteriAssociate

Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz

  • Component level licenses: Overview and issues
  • European developments regarding component level licenses
  • US Antitrust law vs. Contract law: developments on whether component level licenses are required
  • Practical implications


Désirée Heintz, Patent Attorney

Eisenführ Speiser

  • Huawei/ZTE vs. Sisvel/Haier Overview: What are the requirements according to Huawei/ZTE? Are there differences for Sisvel/Haier or is Sisvel/Haier merely a specific implementation?
  • Immediate consequences on German patent landscape
  • Outlook and pending referrals


Shreya GuptaSenior Consultant

Oxera Consulting LLP

  • What does economic theory have to say about component level pricing?
  • What are the new methods being proposed to value SEPs, especially in the context of IoT?

Date & Time:

Thursday, February 18, 2021

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Patent Licensing Attorneys
  • Patent Lawyers and Consultants
  • Patent Agents
  • Brand Managers
  • General Counsel
  • Senior Management
  • SEP Owners
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Kyle AuteriAssociate
Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz
Désirée HeintzPatent Attorney
Eisenführ Speiser
Shreya GuptaSenior Consultant
Oxera Consulting LLP



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