6th edition of the Annual Paris Conference on SEPs and FRAND

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Paris/Online, 16 November 2023

Allen & Overy
32 rue François 1er – 75008 Paris

2:30pm to 7:00pm – Conference
7:00pm – Cocktail reception overlooking the Paris skyline

Please join us for the 6th edition of the annual conference on Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) and FRAND co-organised by APEB and LES France.

For additional information and to register


Preliminary Agenda

2:30pm – 3:30pm – First roundtable: The Commission’s Proposed Regulation

Moderator: Prof. Peter Georg Picht, Zürich University

  • Anne von Zukowski, EU Commission, DG Grow
  • Eeva Hakoranta, Interdigital
  • Alexander Härtel, Deutsche Telekom
  • Mattia Fogliacco, Sisvel
  • Further speaker to be confirmed

3:30pm – 4:30pm – Second roundtable: A Pluri-disciplinary Academic Perspective
Moderator: Jean-Frédéric Gaultier, Taliens

  • The ETSI commitment under French contract law: Prof. Philippe Stoffel-Munck, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University
  • FRAND and international trade law: Prof. Petros C Mavroidis, Columbia Law School
  • Private international law aspects of FRAND : Prof. Edouard Treppoz, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University
  • A competition law approach to FRAND: Prof. Jean-Christophe Roda, Lyon 3 Jean Moulin University

5:00 – 7:00pm – Views from the Judiciary
Moderators: Anne-Charlotte Le Bihan, Bird & Bird and David Por, Allen & Overy

  • Judge Richard Meade, High Court, England & Wales
  • Judge Nathalie Sabotier, Supreme Court, France
  • Judge Edger Brinkman, The Hague Court, The Netherlands, and UPC Dutch Local Division
  • Judge Tobias Pichlmaier, Munich Court, Germany, and UPC Munich Local Division
  • Judge Paolo Catalozzi, Supreme Court, Italy, and UPC Paris Central Division


7:00pm – Cocktail reception overlooking the Paris skyline


To register LESI members shall contact Claire Le Floch or LES France secretariat Secrétaire LES France secretaire@les-france.org.