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HTS- Internet of Things webinar: Global Licensing, Technical Standards & Patent Pools
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HTS: Internet of Things subcommittee webinar: Global Licensing, Technical Standards & Patent Pools

When: Thursday, February 27
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Eastern
Where: Webinar
United States
Contact: Susan Houchins

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Internet of Things 


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Global Licensing, Technical Standards & Patent Pools

Thursday February 27, 2020

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Eastern Time
11:00 am- 12:00 pm Central Time
10:00 am- 11:00 am Mountain Time
9:00 am - 10:00 am PacificTime




Today, conversations about patents and technology involve important concepts such as technical standards, standard-essential patents, and FRAND licensing. This webinar will cover each of these topics, with a particular focus on cellular standards (e.g., 4G LTE, 5G).

This presentation will also explain how patent pools promote the adoption of important worldwide standards, particularly in emerging markets. In particular how patent pools can mitigate global patent licensing friction by providing a fair, transparent and reasonable licensing platform for all ecosystem participants. 

Learning outcomes:

• Standards play an important role in global technology adoption
• Market seeks transparent, balanced collaborative licensing solutions
• Patent pools provide efficient mechanism to license SEPs and how pools meet the needs of the market


Tom Chia, Via Licensing, Senior Director, Patents and Corporate Development

Dr. Thomas Chia is senior director of patents and corporate development at Via Licensing Corp, the collaborative licensing leader. He consistently structures IP-centric business deals and other collaborative arrangements to commercialize some of today’s most valuable technologies, including LTE, 5G, Internet of Things, connected cars, and others.

Before Via, Dr. Chia served at the Ovidian Group, a premier IP and business advisory firm where he represented clients from around the world in developing and executing tailored IP strategies. He also managed worldwide licensing, patent prosecution and strategic patent acquisitions and divestitures for a publicly traded IP licensing company with over 1,200 global patent assets. Dr. Chia received his PhD in engineering from Yale University, he earned his JD from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), his BS in biomedical engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and is a registered US patent attorney.



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