A one-day ITU Patent Roundtable will take place at ITU Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, on 10 October 2012. Programme can be found here with a note on the structure here.
This Roundtable will assess the effectiveness of RAND (reasonable and non-discriminatory) – based patent policies. The purpose of this initiative is to provide a neutral venue for industry, standards bodies and regulators to exchange innovative ideas that can guide future discussions on whether current patent policies and existing industry practices adequately respond to the needs of the various stakeholders.
For more information, please read the FAQ.
The event is open to members and non-members of the ITU and it will allow a unique mix of standards bodies, industry players and government representatives from around the world to exchange ideas and search for possible solutions on the key issues affecting the industry today in the field of patents and standards.
Call for Contributions
Participants in the ITU Patent Roundtable, as well as non-participants, are invited and encouraged to submit written contributions to ITU concerning the issue of SEP litigation and RAND licensing commitments. Contributions should be submitted to the ITU no later than October 5, 2012 (new deadline)
. These contributions will be communicated to the participants and made available to the public on the ITU’s website, but will not be presented during the meeting.
- Alcatel-Lucent USA
- Apple Inc.
- Berkeley University
- Berlin University of Technology
- Brazil Federal University of Santa Catarina
- Brazil National Institute of Intellectual Property
- Broadcom Corporation
- China National Institute of Standardization
- Cisco Systems, Inc.
- Dolby Laboratories
- Eindhoven University of Technology
- European Commission
- Fair Trade Commission of Korea
- France Télécom
- Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
- Intel Corp.
- InterDigital Communications, LLC.
- Japan External Trade Organization
- Japan Industrial Standards Committee
- Microsoft Corp.
- Motorola Mobility LLC
- Nokia Corp.
- Nokia Siemens Networks
- Panasonic (R&D Center Germany GmbH)
- Phillips Electronics NV
- Research in Motion
- Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson
- Trento University
- University of Aberdeen
- US Department of Justice
- US Federal Trade Commission