[Information] SEP (Standard Essential Patent) Global Workshop (March 18, 2024)


The controversies over standard essential patents (SEPs) have entered a new phase in 2023.
In Europe, the Unified Patent Court (UPC) was established, a new bill on SEPs was submitted by the European Commission, and the U.S. and South Korea announced their national standard strategies facing China's national strategy to become a strong nation in intellectual property. Although disputes over SEPs continued, the year 2023 was marked by the conclusion of large-scale license agreements and the settlement of lawsuits, rather than the filing of new lawsuits and court decisions.
The Keio University Intellectual Property Forum (Keio IP Forum) welcomes the SEP (Standard Essential Patent) Study Group, which is now in its 11th year of activity, and will co-host the SEP Global Workshop to review global trends surrounding SEPs.
*Please note that Japanese presentations are not translated into English.

■Opening Remarks
Yuko Kimijima, Ph.D.
Professor, Faculty of Law and Graduate School of Law, Keio University; Director, KGRI; Director, Cyber-Physical Sustainability Center (CPS Center)
■Greetings from Guest of Honor
TBD Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
■Global SEP Litigation Trends in the Past Year
Shogo Matsunaga
Partner, Attorney-at-Law and Patent Attorney, Sonderhoff & Einsel Law and Patent Office

Keynote: "SEP Litigation in the EU - Recent Developments" (English)
Dr. Matthias Zigann
Presiding Judge, Local Division Munich, United Patent Court (UPC), EU; Presiding Judge, The 38th Civil Division (Intellectual Property), Higher Regional Court Munich, Germany

- Summary in Japanese: Takatoshi Monya (Attorney-at-law admitted in Japan & New York, Patent Attorney admitted in Japan, Nishimura & Asahi)
■The Future of China's IP SEP Policy as Seen from the U.S. (Prohibition Order, Global FRAND Rate) (tentative title) (English)
Mark Cohen
Former Director of the Asia IP Project at the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology at the University of California, Berkeley
- Summary in Japanese: Toshifumi Futamata (Chairperson, SEP Study Group; Visiting Senior Researcher, Institute for Future Initiatives, The University of Tokyo)
■China's Road to become an Intellectual Property Powerhouse: National IP Policies and Trends of Chinese Corporate Trends
Hideaki Shimada
Director, Intellectual Property Department, Hong Kong Office, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
■Competition Law and SEP
Tsuyoshi Ikeda
Founding Partner, Attorney-at-Law, Ikeda & Someya
■Consideration of Various Issues Surrounding SEP through Activities at Japanese Companies
Hirotake Konda
General Manager, Patent Attorney, External Relations, Intellectual Property Division, NEC Corporation
Toshifumi Futamata
Chairperson, SEP Study Group; Visiting Senior Researcher, Future Vision Research Center, The University of Tokyo
*All speakers will be personally present except Mr. Mark Cohen who will be speaking online.
*No paper materials will be provided. Please bring your tablets or PCs to view the presentation materials. Wi-Fi will be available at the venue.
*The program is subject to change.

Co-hosted by:
・SEP Research Group
Keio University Intellectual Property Forum
Supported by:
METI, JPO, JIPA, AIPPI JAPAN, and Keio University Global Research Institute (KGRI)

[SEP Global Workshop]
Date & Time: Monday, March 18, 2024 | 13:00-18:00 (JST)
Venue: 5F Hall, South-School Bldg., Mita Campus, Keio University
(Capacity: 300 people *first-come-first-served basis)
MAP https://www.keio.ac.jp/en/maps/mita.html

Eligibility: Anyone is welcome to attend. Prior registration is required.
Fees: Free
Language: Japanese or English
*No translation will be available for English presentations. However, Japanese summaries will be provided.
*No translation or English summary will be available for Japanese presentations.

Registration: Click here to register for the event
*Applications will be closed when our application quota is reached.
*All applicants will receive a detailed time schedule.

Time: 18:30-20:30 (JST)
Venue: The Cafeteria, 4F, South-School Bldg., Mita Campus
Reception Fee: 5,000 yen (Advance registration required)
Capacity: 100
*Registration will be closed when capacity is reached.

Event Poster

Keio IP Forum
Contact person: Prof. Yuko Kimijima
e-mail: seminars.keio.law@gmail.com