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Global Standards Leadership Conference 2024

 
Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley 
June 13, 2024 | 9:00AM - 4:00PM PST
 

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Event hosted by LexisNexis® IPlytics

About

For a third time, Justus Baron (Northwestern University), Kirti Gupta (Cornerstone Research), and Tim Pohlmann (LexisNexis® IPlytics) are organizing the Global Standards Leadership Conference that brings together thought leaders on wireless technology, global standardization, and standard essential patents (SEPs). After successful events at the Northwestern University of Chicago in 2022 and the University of California San Diego in 2023, the 2024 conference will be held at the Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley. For this year’s edition, the organizers have invited C-level industry experts, leading academics, and policymakers to discuss technological trends such as Artificial Intelligence and IoT in global standardization, recent evolutions in standardization policy, SEP litigation and reforms to the system for licensing Standard-Essential Patents. The conference will feature a mix of keynote addresses, panel discussions, and open debates. Save the date and save your spot.

Agenda

08:30-09:15 Breakfast and registration

09:15-09:30 Welcome Remarks

09:30 – 11:00 Panel 1 - The future of wireless technology

Moderator:
Kirti Gupta, VP & Chief Economist (Cornerstone Research)

Panel:
  • Raj Yavatkar, CTO at Juniper Networks
  • Irfan Ali, CTO Team, Mobility and IoT at Cisco Systems
  • Lorenzo Casaccia, VP Technical Standards and IP at Qualcomm Technologies
  • Mang Zhu, Vice President and Head of IP at Interdigital

This panel will discuss the technological developments that will shape the future of standards technology: What are priorities for the next generations of technology standards? What standards bodies and alliances are at the forefront of the next technology revolution? How will changes in the technology affect changes in the processes of standards development? What will be the role of SEPs in these emerging new technologies?

Topics for the panel to discuss include:

  • The future role of SEPs and open standards in 6G mobile telecommunications technologies
  • Developing the critical infrastructure for the next generations (ORAN, etc);
  • The role of OSS in mobile telecom networks [NFV, etc]
  • Innovation in the chips that drive wireless technology [e.g. AI-on-5G]
  • New IoT use cases for standard protocols such as NB-IoT, LTE-M, Cat.1

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:00 Keynote - The Role of Patents and Standards for Technology Leadership

  • David Teece Professor at University of Berkeley

12:00 – 01:00 Lunch

01:00 – 02:30 Panel 2 - New frontiers of SEP licensing

Moderator:
Tim Pohlmann, CEO at LexisNexis IPlytics
 
Panel:
  • John Han, SVP and GM at Qualcomm Technology Licensing
  • John Kolakowski, Director, Licensing at Nokia Technologies
  • Ran Xu, GM of Corporate IP Strategy at Xiaomi
  • Mike Crowley, Senior IP Counsel at HP Inc.
  • Ryan Cunningham, Senior Associate at Sheppard Mullin
New industries and new technologies come with new challenges and complexities in industrial value chains, indemnifications, and market expectations. On top of that a geopolitical competition of governments emerges with proposals to locally regulate global markets. Such challenges have however triggered new creative ideas on how SEPs are licensed and what is needed so that both licensors and licensees join pools and platforms and enter bilateral agreements. This panel will discuss the new frontiers of SEP licensing. In particular, the panel will discuss the promise of “growth area” SEP licensing models (IoT, CE, multimedia); new licensing revenue streams (e.g. licensing at the service layer, such as in DivX v Netflix; Avanci Video and others; and emerging venues of SEP licensing disputes including India and South America. This panel brings together some of the most respected SEP licensing experts to discuss the future of SEP licensing.
 

Topics for the panel to discuss include:

  • How to deal with new industry verticals, new royalty rate price points, complex value chains and different market expectations to facilitate SEP licensing.
  • How to deal with new emerging venues of SEP licensing disputes including India and South America.
  • Are pools the solution to all challenges? Pools and platforms have gained momentum and companies that never joined pools before are now founding members.
  • How may regional regulation harm or benefit the current system? What will the geopolitical impact be?

02:30 – 04:00 Panel 3 - AI & open standards

Moderator:
Justus Baron, Northwestern Chicago
 
Panel:
  • Prakash Sangam, Founder and Principal at Tantra Analyst
  • Bowman Heiden, Executive director at Haas School of Business Berkeley
  • Siddhi Shah, Senior Patent Counsel at Micron Technology
  • Alan Fan, VP and Head of IPR at Huawei Technologies
The panel will provide a comprehensive overview of the multifaceted dynamics influencing the evolution of AI standards, policies, and innovation, underscoring the importance of collaborative efforts between industry, government, and academia to navigate the complexities of the AI landscape. The panel will discuss various government policies, such as the AI Act and guidelines from institutions like NIST, and their implications for AI development and regulation as well as the potential benefits and challenges of SEPs in promoting interoperability, driving technological advancement, and safeguarding fair competition within the AI industry.
 
Topics for the panel to discuss include:
 
  • Status of open standards for AI, 
  • Leadership in AI development, Government policies (AI Act, NIST, etc.)
  • Patenting of AI innovations
  • The role for SEPs in future AI standards

04:00 – 04:15 Summary and Key Take-Aways

 04:15 – 05:00 Drinks Reception

Speakers

Justus Baron-1
Justus Baron
Senior Research Associate
Northwestern University
Panel 3 - AI & open standards
 
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Tim Pohlmann
CEO & Founder
LexisNexis® IPlytics
Panel 2 - New frontiers of SEP licensing
 
 
Bowman Heiden
Dr. Bowman Heiden
Director
Center for Intellectual Property (CIP)
Panel 3 - AI & open standards
 
Lorenzo Casaccia VP Technical Standards and IP at Qualcomm-1
Lorenzo Casaccia
VP Technical Standards and IP
Qualcomm Technologies Inc.
Panel 1 - The future of wireless technology
 
John Han SVP and GM at Qualcomm Technology Licensing-1
John Han 
SVP and GM
Qualcomm Technology Licensing 
Panel 2 - New frontiers of SEP licensing
 
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Irfan Ali
CTO Team, Mobility and IoT
Cisco Systems
Panel 1 - The future of wireless technology
 
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John Kolakowski
Director Licensing
Nokia Technologies
Panel 2 - New frontiers of SEP licensing
 
Siddhi Shah
Siddhi Shah
Senior Patent Counsel
Micron Technology
Panel 3 - AI & open standards
 
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Alan Fan
VP and Head of IPR
Huawei Technologies
Panel 3 - AI & open standards
Kirti Gupta
Kirti Gupta
VP & Chief Economist
Global Technology Cornerstone Research
Panel 1 - The future of wireless technology
 
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David Teece
Professor, Graduate School
University of California Berkeley
Keynote - The Role of Patents and Standards for Technology Leadership
 
Raj Yavatka CTO Juniper Networks square
Raj Yavatkar
CTO
Juniper Networks
Panel 1 - The future of wireless technology
 
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Mang Zhu
Vice President and Head of IP
InterDigital
Panel 1 - The future of wireless technology
 
Prakash
Prakash Sangam
Founder and Principal
Tantra Analyst
Panel 3 - AI & open standards
 
Ran Xu, GM of Corporate IP Strategy at Xiaomi-1
Ran Xu 
GM of Corporate IP Strategy
Xiaomi
Panel 2 - New frontiers of SEP licensing
 
Mike Crowley
Senior IP Counsel
HP Inc.
Panel 2 - New frontiers of SEP licensing
 
Ryan Cunningham, Senior Associate at Sheppard Mullin
Ryan Cunningham
Senior Associate
Sheppard Mullin
Panel 2 - New frontiers of SEP licensing

Registration

Location

Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley
Spieker Forum, 2220 Piedmont Avenue,
S430, Berkeley, CA 94720, United States

 

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