Clearing the 5G Patent Forest

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Starts 14 Oct 10:15

Ends 14 Oct 11:30

Part of the Birmingham Tech Week 2020

About this event

Companies outside the Telecoms space are sometimes surprised to learn that industry-standard technologies – particularly those underpinning 5G – are not free to use, but are instead covered by thousands of patents. These patents are an important source of revenue for their owners but present a danger for unwary companies whose products include wireless connectivity. In this session, our expert panel will talk about the patents that cover 5G and give practical advice on how to engage with 5G patent owners.

We will cover:

-- Why do these patents exist?

-- How much does it cost to use them?

-- Can I avoid using these patents?

-- What should you do if you are approached by a patent owner?

-- How can you protect your 5G innovations and create your own 5G patent estate?

-- Engagement and contractual do’s and don’ts

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About the Speakers

Philip Cupitt
Philip Cupitt is a patent attorney with over fifteen years’ experience of protecting innovation. His work covers all fields of engineering, including software, medical devices, electronics and manufacturing. He has a particular interest in mobile telecommunications, having helped several leading companies to build patent portfolios covering telecoms standards. Philip is a frequent speaker on intellectual property law and has spoken at numerous events in Europe, the United States and Asia. He is recognised by Intellectual Asset Management magazine’s IAM Patent 1000 as a leading patent professional in the United Kingdom and at the European Patent Office.

Josue Ortiz-Ramirez
Josue has over 20 years’ experience in Intellectual Property strategy, valuation, due diligence and commercialisation. Josue has been listed for several years in the IAM Strategy 300, a list of the top 300 IP strategist worldwide. Prior to joining Deloitte, through the acquisition of ClearViewIP, Josue was a Company Director at ClearViewIP where he led the IP transaction advisory business. He previously advised Coller Capital in a multi-year sale programme of a large IP portfolio. Josue started his career at BTG plc where he was instrumental in the disposal and license of the High-Tech IP assets of the company when it made the strategic decision to focus on life sciences. Josue has been involved in the entire life cycle of telecoms patents, including helping clients build patent portfolios, acquire and sell IP, design licensing programmes, defend from licensing demands and developing arguments for price and royalty setting. He holds degrees in Telecommunications Engineering and Business and his international career has spanned the USA, Mexico and the UK.

Simon Portman
Simon specialises as a commercial contract lawyer for technology companies. He works for clients in the electronics, bioscience, defence, software, nanotech and creative industries, advising companies ranging from small start-ups to big multinationals as well as individuals, public bodies and charities. He advises on a wide range of contracts, including licenses, R&D collaborations, manufacturing agreements and procurement documentation. On the regulatory front, he has advised on compliance with clinical trials legislation and novel food applications, as well as freedom of information and data protection issues.