Washington, D.C., Chapter
Challenges and Opportunities Raised by Recent Developments Regarding Standards-Essential Patents
Presentation and Lunch Event
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Lunch, Networking: noon-12:20 pm
Featured Speaker: 12:20-1:00 pm
Sidley & Austin
1501 K Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
Nearest Metro Stops:
LES Member: $25.00
LES Student Member: $10.00
Over the past four years, numerous court decisions and regulatory actions around the globe have provided some insight into the meaning of voluntary commitments to license patents on “fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory” terms. Yet many questions remain unresolved. The presentation will cover areas of emerging consensus, open issues, and what that means for both licensors and potential licensees of standard-essential patents.
John "Jay" Jurata is the leader of Orrick’s global Antitrust and Competition Group, and is a partner in its Washington, D.C., office. Jay is a first chair trial lawyer with extensive experience representing major technology companies in government antitrust conduct investigations, mergers and acquisitions, and high-stakes litigation. He also is deeply involved in issues at the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property, and is a recognized thought leader on cutting-edge topics such as Standard-Essential Patents (SEPs), F/RAND, patent assertion entities (PAEs) and patent trolls.
Recently, Jay helped resolve the Korea Fair Trade Commission’s challenge to Microsoft Corporation’s acquisition of the Nokia devices and services business, with no changes to Microsoft’s pre-acquisition patent licensing practices. He also represented Sharp Corporation in a substantial SEP arbitration against InterDigital, and obtained a multi-million dollar damages award on behalf of iBiquity Digital Corporation in one of the few SEP licensing disputes to be tried to a jury.
Prior to entering the legal profession, Jay served as an officer in the United States Navy.
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