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ITU Patent Roundtable
Geneva, Switzerland, 10 October 2012 Contact:
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.
Target Audience
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) at 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.

General Information

  • Organized by: ITU
  • Date: 10 October 2012
  • Venue: ITU Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland (Rue de Varembé 2)
  • There will be an evening reception 18:15-19:30
  • Visas

The round table will be followed by the TSB Director’s IPR Ad Hoc Group meeting from 11 to 12 October 2012 where possible improvements to ITU/ISO/IEC common patent policy and common patent guidelines will be discussed. Upon request, non-ITU members attending the round table may also be invited to attend the IPR Ad Hoc Group meeting.”

Practical Information

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Attendees include:


  • Alcatel-Lucent USA
  • Apple Inc.
  • ATIS
  • Berkeley University
  • Berlin University of Technology
  • Brazil Federal University of Santa Catarina
  • Brazil National Institute of Intellectual Property
  • Broadcom Corporation
  • CCSA
  • China National Institute of Standardization
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Dolby Laboratories
  • Eindhoven University of Technology
  • EPO
  • ETSI
  • European Commission
  • Fair Trade Commission of Korea
  • France Télécom
  • Google
  • HP
  • Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
  • IEC
  • IEEE
  • Intel Corp.
  • InterDigital Communications, LLC.
  • ISO
  • ISOC
  • Japan External Trade Organization
  • Japan Industrial Standards Committee
  • Microsoft Corp.
  • Motorola Mobility LLC
  • Nokia Corp.
  • Nokia Siemens Networks
  • NTT
  • Orange
  • Panasonic (R&D Center Germany GmbH)
  • Phillips Electronics NV
  • Qualcomm
  • Research in Motion
  • Samsung
  • Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson
  • TIA
  • Trento University
  • TTA
  • TTC
  • University of Aberdeen
  • US Department of Justice
  • US Federal Trade Commission
  • WIPO