SEPs: The Changing Global Landscape
As the result of the 2020 elections in the United States a new party is in charge of the Department of Justice, which could well signal changes ahead for the handling of Standard Essential Patents (SEPs). Germany is also making changes to the way they are handling injunctions, at least with respect to non-practicing entities (NPEs). Where will the industry be amidst all of these changes in a few months? There are more questions than answers, but this panel at IPWatchdog LIVE will explore what we know about how the Biden Administration is likely to handle SEPs from both a patent and antitrust perspective, the changing face of patent litigation in Germany and what this all means for global enforcement and licensing, and other pressing issues.