Contribution to the Debate on SEPs: SEPs case law in Germany

martedì 28 Febbraio 2023 ore 18:00 - 19:30


The DEEP-IN NETWORK, powered by I-Com, has organized the Webinar titled “Contribution to the Debate on SEPs: SEPs case law in Germany”. The event has been held on Tuesday 28 Februaryfrom 18:00 – 19:30 CET.

Focus: After almost eight years from the landmark decision of the European Court of Justice (CJEU) in Huawei v. ZTE, there is still a lively debate on the interpretation of the framework delivered by the CJEU to increase legal certainty and predictability for standard essential patents (SEPs) licensing. Among the national courts intervened filling the gaps left by the CJEU and shedding light on some of the thorniest questions, German tribunals have gained prominence because of the significant number of litigations addressed. Against this background, the webinar aims at exploring the approach developed at national level post-Huawei, with a particular focus on the German judicial experience.

Please find attached the event’s programme.


Speakers confirmed:

Professor of Competition and Innovation, University of Rome – LUISS


[tp no_translate] Giuseppe Colangelo is a Jean Monnet Professor of European Innovation Policy. He is also an Associate Professor of Law and Economics at University of Basilicata, and an Adjunct Professor of Markets, Regulation and Law, and of Legal Issues in Marketing at LUISS Guido Carli in Rome, Italy. He graduated in Law from LUISS Guido Carli, earned an LL.M. in Competition Law and Economics at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, and a Ph.D. in Law and Economics at LUISS Guido Carli. His primary research interests are related to innovation policy, intellectual property, competition policy, market regulation, and economic analysis of law. [/tp]

Peter Georg PITCH
Professor of Law, University of Zurich/ Chair, Centre for Intellectual Property & Competition Law


[tp no_translate]Peter Georg Picht is a professor of law and holds the Chair for Commercial, Competition and Intellectual Property Law at the University of Zurich and is the chair of the Center for Intellectual Property & Competition Law (CIPCO). He is Of Counsel in Schellenberg Wittmer’s Competition Group and IP Group. He regularly advises and represents clients in the areas of competition law, intellectual property law, private international and procedural law, and arbitration.[/tp]

Matthias ZIGANN
President, Munich Court


Elisabeth OPIE
Principal Solicitor, Opie – International Technology Lawyers


[tp no_translate]Elisabeth Opie BA LLB(Hons) LLM GAICD has almost 20 years’ international experience in the global innovation system. Holding senior legal and executive positions, Elisabeth has worked with industry, spin-offs, research organisations and government. She has extensive experience in international business transactions, policy advice, negotiation and alternative dispute resolution. Her legal and executive experience has been developed across sectors such as IT, automotive, aerospace, health and energy. Elisabeth has experience in both non-contentious and contentious matters. Elisabeth has received a number of awards in the field of international science and technology, including Business and Strategy Excellence Awards, and was the inaugural Global Research Alliance Fellow. She has appeared in the IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders since 2020 and the IAM Patent 1000 since 2019.[/tp]

Research Fellow, European University Institute


[tp no_translate]Tim Smentkowski LL.M. is Associate with ARNOLD RUESS. He specialises in intellectual property law and, in particular, patent and trademark law. Managing Intellectual Property lists Tim Smentkowski as “Rising Star” in its 2019 and 2020/2021 IP Stars Rankings. [/tp]

Senior Associate, Arnold Ruess


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