LES France and APEB are please to invite you to a conference on the theme “Essential Patents and FRAND Licenses – From Standardization to the Calculation of Royalties”

Date: July 03, 2018

Location: Allen & Overy, 52 avenue Hoche, 75008 PARIS
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.

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.

Please click here for more information on the program and registration

At the LES International Delegates Meeting in San Diego the LES Benelux society was granted with a LESI Award for most outstanding event.

Trainers of LES Benelux have been together with the co-organizers of LES China and with Martin Schneider, chair of the LESI Education Committee, a leader in the Licensing Seminar held in Beijing in the autumn of 2017.

During the Annual General Meeting in Rotterdam on 12 June 2018 Jean-Christophe Troussel, board member of LES International, handed over the Award to Laura MacDonald, past president, and Bill Bird, current president of LES Benelux.

Bruno Vandermeulen was awarded a Certificate of Merit for all his work done as chair and member of the LES International European Committee and the close ties he maintained with the European Commission in Brussels which provided up-to-date information on major changes in European IP Legislation.