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 ITU Workshop: “Intellectual Property Rights and ICT standards implementation”
 Geneva, 01 July 2008 Contact: 
Mr. Jose Checa (International Organization for Standardization (ISO))

Jose Checa is a Spanish qualified lawyer specializing in intellectual property and mediation. Jose is currently the in-house lawyer of the International Organization for Standardization ISO. Before joining ISO, he worked for a Spanish and a US based law firms and for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). He is an arbitrator/mediator with several ADR institutions and is a visiting professor with the University of Alicante (Spain).
Mr. Keith Chu (Teridian)

Keith Chu is a 28 year veteran of the telecommunications Industry with a broad experience with the research, design, development and marketing of modems, voice over IP gateways and associated equipment. For the past 15 years Mr. Chu has been a contributor to the standardization of many Recommendations at the ITU-T. Mr. Chu is presently the Rapporteur of Question 11 of Study Group 16 and also the Rapporteur for the ITU-T Software Copyright Guidelines and has participated in the ITU-T Director's IPR Adhoc group for five years.
Mr. Antoine Dore (ITU)

Antoine Dore is a Canadian lawyer who joined ITU over ten years ago and is a Legal Officer in the Legal Affairs Unit of the ITU. He frequently provides legal advice on policy questions involving IPR issues, notably in the context of ITU's standardization activities. His advice is regularly sought on issues related to the licensing of ITU’s intellectual property, and also on a wide range of copyright issues arising in the context of ITU’s activities. Mr. Dore is a member of the WSC Task Force that was responsible for the elaboration of the common patent policy for ITU/ISO/IEC and its related guidelines. Prior to working as in-house counsel for ITU, Mr. Dore worked in a large Canadian law firm specializing in commercial and corporate law and litigation.
Dr. Michael Fröhlich (ETSI)

Dr. Michael Fröhlich, is the Legal Affairs Director at the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).

Michael Fröhlich is registered with the German Bar and has a Ph.D. in Copyright (2000). He was educated at the Universität des Saarlandes (1st German State Examination, 1995), the Université de Montpellier (Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies, 1996) and the Kammergericht Berlin (2nd German State Examination 2001).

Michael Fröhlich has practised as an Attorney at Law for several years at the Düsseldorf office of Preu Bohlig & Partner in the fields of contentious and pre-contentious infringement matters in all areas of Intellectual Property Rights, with a particular focus on patents. In this function he has represented various clients from technology-driven industries and acquired significant experience in domestic and cross-border patent infringement litigation. Michael Fröhlich shows also work experience in Brasil, where he was active for the IP-specialised law firm Dannemann Siemsen Bigler & Ipanema Moreira.

In his current role he is advising the ETSI Board, the ETSI General Assembly, the ETSI Director-General as well as other senior executives of the ETSI Secretariat on legal issues with a main emphasis on IPRs and Standardisation. He has actively participated and contributed to the work of the recent ETSI IPR Review ad hoc group (IPR R AHG) and he is the author of prominent changes in the ETSI Directives, such as the implementation of the mechanism of ex-ante disclosure of licensing terms, the ETSI Antitrust Guidelines or the review of the procedure of Clause 8 of the ETSI IPR Policy.
Mr. Sean Gates, (Morrison & Foerster)

Sean Gates is a member of the Antitrust and Competition Law Practice Group of Morrison & Foerster LLP. His practice includes litigation, representing parties before antitrust enforcement agencies, and counseling, with emphasis on matters involving the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property. Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Mr. Gates was a Deputy Assistant Director at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. He also served as a Senior Litigator at the Commission.

Mr. Gates has particular experience in cases involving intellectual property and standard setting. At the Commission he served as Complaint Counsel in the trial of monopolization claims against Union Oil Company involving patents and standards-setting issues in the regulatory context. Prior to joining the Commission, he served as counsel for Rambus Inc. in the trial of the FTC’s claim that Rambus engaged in monopolizing conduct in a standard-setting organization. Mr. Gates has also published on standard-setting issues, including serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the Intellectual Property and Antitrust Handbook (ABA 2007), authoring chapters in the Handbook On The Antitrust Aspects Of Standards Setting (ABA 2004), and writing Standards, Innovation, and Antitrust: Integrating Innovation Concerns Into the Analysis of Collaborative Standard Setting, 47 Emory L.J. 583 (1998).
Mr. Michel Goudelis (European Patent Office (EPO))

Michel Goudelis was born in Athens in 1954. After an Electrical Engineering degree from the National Technical University in Athens, Greece in 1977 and a PhD from the ENST in Paris, France in 1981 he worked as a Telecommunications Engineer. He joined the European Patent Office in 1989 as an examiner in Telecommunications. Since 2003 he is a Director, responsible of examination, as well as of Trendwatching and Standards projects.
Mr. Yukio Hiramatsu (Osaka Institute of Technology)

Yukio Hiramatsu is Professor, Graduate School of Intellectual Property, Osaka Institute of Technology. He was with NTT from 1978 to 2005. Active in the ITU-T since 1985, he has been serving as Chairman of Study Group 11 (Signalling requirements and protocols) since October 2000. Prior to this position, he served in Study Group 7 (Data communications and OSI) from 1996 to 2000 as Vice-Chairman of the Study Group and Chairman of Working Party 2/7 dealing with network interfaces. Among his major achievements are completed BICC Recommendations already adopted by the 3GPPs and the ongoing signalling protocol work for the NGN (Next Generation Networks).
Ms. Boo-Mi Kang (Telecommunications Technology Association of Korea (TTA)): TTA’s IPR Policy (presented by Mr. Jongbong Park)

Since joining Telecommunications Technology Association in 2003, she has been in charge of IPR issues in TTA and has also worked as a legal counselor.

She is mainly interested in the standardization policy and legal issues and the IPR relating to the standard.

Before joining TTA, Kang worked in Protocol Engineering Center of ETRI.

Kang received her doctor's degree in law from Chung-nam National University of Korea, in 2003.
Mr. Konstantinos Karachalios  (European Patent Office (EPO))

Konstantinos Karachalios born in Athens in 1954. Gained a PhD in Physics and Engineering on "Nuclear Reactor Safety". He works at the European Patent Office in the field of external relations and is co-author of the work Scenarios for the Future. He is responsible for the relations with international and intergovernmental organisations, including standards setting bodies.
Mr. Victor Vazquez Lopez (WIPO)

Law degree from Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain.

Legal Counselor on International Relations, Copyright Unit, Ministry of Culture, Spain

For more than five years I was a member of the EU Council Working Group of Experts on Copyright, taking part in the negotiations leading to the adoption of the resale right Directive (2001/84/CE) and the Copyright Directive (2001/29/CE). I also represented the Spanish Government on copyright matters before UNESCO, OCDE (as in the MAI negotiations) and WTO (as in the review of the Spanish legislation in the TRIPS Council). In the same condition I took part in numerous cooperation for development activities.

As the regular delegate to WIPO for copyright matters I was deeply engaged in the negotiations leading to the adoption of the WIPO Internet Treaties. In December 1996 I was elected member of the Drafting Committee of the Diplomatic Conference on Certain Copyright and Related Rights Issues that adopted the WIPO Internet Treaties, WCT and WPPT. In December 2000 I was elected member of the Drafting Committee of the Diplomatic Conference for the Protection of Audiovisual Performances.

I have authored or contributed to a considerable number of publications on copyright and related right matters.

I work in WIPO since 2001, currently serving as Senior Legal Counselor in the Copyright, Technology, Management and Electronic Commerce Division, Copyright Sector, WIPO.
Ms. Amy Marasco (Microsoft)

Amy is the General Manager for Standards Strategy at Microsoft, and she leads a team that addresses strategic policy and engagement issues on a corporate-wide, global basis. Amy joined Microsoft after serving as the Vice President and General Counsel of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) from 1994-2004. Amy regularly engages in standards-related intellectual property policy debates in many forums, and she serves on the Board of Directors of ANSI and TIA.

Prior to joining ANSI, Amy was an attorney for ten years with the law firm of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft in its New York office.
Steven M. Mills (Senior Architect, Hewlett-Packard Company, USA)

Steve Mills has worked at hp for 26 years in the research and development of products for the computer and telecommunications industries. Mr. Mills is currently Senior Architect in the Industry Standards Program Office, where he leads hp’s participation in industry consortia and standards development organizations. Prior to moving into the Standards Program Office, Mr. Mills managed an R&D team responsible for the development of hardware, operating systems, and middleware of continuously available platforms for use in the telecommunications industry. Mr. Mills also spent several years as manager of a research team composed of business and technology professionals performing mid-range market and technology research. Other contributions include: the development of networking products for hp’s commercial servers, launching of the hp Openview network management program, and the development of the strategy to move hp servers to a standards based I/O subsystem architecture.

Mr. Mills has actively contributed to the governance of standards development activities at the IEEE since 2001. Mr. Mills currently serves as the Chair of the IEEE Standards Association Corporate Advisory Group, Past-Chair of the IEEE-SA Standards Board, Chair of the IEEE Standards Education Committee, and is a member of the IEEE-SA Board of Governors and the IEEE Educational Activities Board.
Ms. Tomoko Miyamoto (WIPO)

Senior Counsellor
Patent Law Section
PCT and Patents, Arbitration and Mediation Center and Global IP Issues
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Nationality: Japanese

1986-1994 Japan Patent Office (JPO)

Worked in the area of substantive patent examination in the field of electronic circuits. Also dealt with planning and coordination of international IP policies of the JPO, in particular, international patent harmonization and the Trilateral Cooperation Projects.
1994-1996 Sent to WIPO, Industrial Property Law Division

Dealt with administration and development of the Collection of Laws and Treaties. Provided legal information relating to industrial property law.
1997 Japan Patent Office (JPO)

Worked in the area of development cooperation activities in Asia.
1997-present WIPO, Patent Law Section

Current activities involve various issues with respect to patent law, including the development of international patent system, promotion of patent-related treaties and provision of advice and assistance to member States in the field of patent law.

Education: Master degree in electronic engineering, Keio University, Tokyo Master degree in IP law and management, CEIPI, Université Robert Schuman, Strasbourg
Mr. Kishik Park (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI)

Dr. Kishik PARK was educated at Seoul National University, in the Rep. of Korea, where he obtained a first class honours degree of B.A. in 1982 and M.A. in 1984 respectively. And he got Ph.D. Degree in the field of Telecommunications Policy in 1995. In 2004, he has got another Ph.D. Degree majoring in Internet QoS, Computer Science at Paichai University.

He joined ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute) in 1984, and he is currently working as a Principal Researcher of Technology Strategy Research Division. He has more than 20 year research experience in various divisions of ETRI including Info-Communications Technology Division, Telecom-munication Systems Division, Information & Telecommunications Technology Division, and Protocol Engineering Center, etc.

He has been currently serving as the Chairman of SG3 of ITU-T after the 8 year Vice-Chairmanship of ITU TSAG (Telecommunications Standardization Advisory Group) since 1996 internationally as well as serving as a Advisory Board Member of ASTAP (Asia-pacific STAndardization Program) regionally.

Dr. Park has been also acting as a member of National R&D Evaluation committee, Vice-Chairman of Technical Assembly of Telecommunication Technology Association(TTA) of Korea, a Member of National Telecom. Standardization Committee of Korea, and the manager of W3C Korean Office. In addition, he has also actively carried out some important roles recently such as the Chairman of the 9th GSC (Global Standards collaboration) meeting, the Secretary General of Asia IT Ministers’ Conference.
Mr. Serge Raes (France Telecom)

Dr. Ir. Serge RAES was educated at the State University of Liège, Montefiore Institute, Belgium, where he obtained his Electrical (Electronics) Engineering degree in 1985 and a Ph. D. in the field of high frequency microstrips in 1993. From 1985 to 1997, he was Professor in Radiocommunications within the Telecom Department.

He joined Alcatel (now Alcatel-Lucent) in 1991 where he worked on TETRA (Trans-European Trunked Radio system) and GSM: he holds 3 patents. Then, he became Standardization Programme Manager (1997-2000) at the HeadQuarter: during this period, he launched the UMTS IPR Working Group, UMTS Intellectual Property Association and the 3G Patent Platform Partnership (3G3P) that is now operating a Patent Pool for W-CDMA essential patents under 3Glicensing. From 2001 to 2003, he was Licensing Business Development Manager.

He was seconded to ETSI in 1993-1994 as a Project Team Expert then Leader on TETRA, and in 2000-2001 to 3G3P as Business Development Director.

In 2003, he joined France Telecom where he is in charge of the co-ordination between Intellectual Property and Standardization, which includes the approval of the IPR Policy of all standards bodies where France Telecom is a member and the patent essentiality evaluations and declarations.

Since 2004, he has been serving as Rapporteur on Patent issues to the ITU Telecommunication Standardisation and to the Radiocommunications Sectors. He invested into the formation of the Common IPR Policy for ITU, ISO and IEC, and is involved in the on-going IPR Policy discussions among many standards bodies (e.g. ETSI, NGMN).
Mr. Paul Vishny (Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA, USA))


Of counsel at Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

1979 - date: General counsel to Telecommunications Industry Association (“TIA”), Washington, D.C., and its predecessor, United States Telecommunications Suppliers Association.
1985 - 1991: United States representative on the Advisory Board, Centre for Telecommunications Development at the International Telecommunication Union, Geneva.
1984 - 1991: Chairman, Ad Hoc Committee on Telecommunications Development, United States Department of State, Washington, D.C.


Extensive experience in international and domestic business transactions including investments, acquisitions, project finance, technology transfer, licensing, joint ventures, distribution and dispute resolution.

Counsel for firms headquartered in the United States and abroad in business transactions involving the law of more than thirty countries.



Author, Guide to International Commerce, a two-volume treatise published by McGraw-Hill in 1982 and 1984.

Editor and contributing author, International Trade For the Nonspecialist, a two-volume work published in 1992, 2nd edition 1997, by American Law Institute - American Bar Association, second edition published in 1997.


Author of more than thirty articles on law, including international and telecommunications matters.

Chairman of an annual course of study on international law sponsored by the American Law Institute - American Bar Association from 1978-2005. Frequent lecturer on legal topics at seminars, forums and meetings, including those sponsored by the International Telecommunication Union, Pacific Telecommunications Council, Caribbean Telecommunications Council, Telecommunications Industry Association, Tulane University, American Bar Association, Chicago and Illinois State Bar Associations, and the American Conference Institute.


J.D. (Doctor of Law), with honors.
Member of: American, Illinois State and Chicago Bar Associations
Federal Communications Bar Association
International Bar Association
American Society of International Law
Fellow: American Bar Foundation
Member: American Arbitration Association and appointee to its Panel of Arbitrators
Chicago International Dispute Resolution Association

Ms. Qishan Zhao (Shanghai University)

Qishan Zhao, is a Lecturer of the Intellectual Property School of Shanghai University and also a lawyer of the Shanghai Huacheng Law Firm. She got an LLM from Peking University in 2004 and now she is taking the JSD courses in Peking University. In 2007, she was a research scholar invited by the Kent Law School of Chicago. And since 2006, she has taken part in the TSB Director’s Ad Hoc Group Meeting on IPR. She has focused on the research about the IPR and standardization issues since 2003 and in the past five years, she has completed several research works about this problem supported by the State Intellectual Property Office of PRC as well as the Shanghai local government. Her main writings on this topic include “The Antitrust Restriction to the Abuse of IPR in the Setting of Standard”, “ The importance and shortage of the TBT”, “The function of Patent in Standard setting” and so on.


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