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With FRANDS like these . . . IEEE’s New Patent Policy and the Implications for Licensors & Licensees
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LES San Diego Chapter Meeting

When: Thursday, November 12, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Qualcomm (Irwin Jacobs Auditorium)
5775 Morehouse Drive
San Diego, California  92121
United States

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Thursday, November 12, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Qualcomm (Irwin Jacobs Auditorium)
5775 Morehouse Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
Proceed to visitor entrance and security will provide parking guidance.
Check-in will be in the Lobby area by LES.

With FRANDS like these . . . IEEE’s New Patent Policy and the Implications for Licensors and Licensees

Experienced panelists will provide an exciting overview of the recent amendments of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) policies regarding patent licenses that are fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND). Additionally, panelists will discuss the potential implications these amendments may have on licensors and licensees. Come learn about the new implications of this recent policy change.

Roy Hoffinger, Professor-in-Residence, USD School of law and former VP and Legal Counsel, Qualcomm
Dr. Ron Katznelson, serial technology entrepreneur and member, IEEE-USA Intellectual Property Committee
Eric Reifschneider, SVP and GM, Qualcomm Technology Licensing

Richard Christiansen, Associate Attorney, Kilpatrick Townsend (SD LES Program Chair)

Early registration: Online, by Tuesday, November 10, 2015
LES Member: $35
Non-Member: $45
LES Student Member: $20

Regular registration: Online & onsite, after Tuesday, November 10, 2015
LES Member: $40
Non-Member: $50
LES Student Member: $25

No refunds after November 10
Substitutions permitted

Mr. Richard Christiansen is an Associate at Kilpatrick Stockton where he focuses his practice on all aspects of patent law.  Richard’s patent expertise includes electronics, medical devices, software, clean technology, and mechanical devices.  Before launching his legal career, Rich was involved in the development of diesel injection systems at Siemens VDO and was a design engineer at Raytheon Missile System where he participated in the development and testing of a new weapon system.  Richard received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University and his J.D. from New York University.

Professor Hoffinger teaches in the areas of antitrust law and telecommunications law and regulation at the University of San Diego School of Law.  Professor Hoffinger served as VP and Legal Counsel for Qualcomm from 2006-2015 and was previously a law partner in Denver, Colorado where he practiced antitrust and regulatory law.  Professor Hoffinger has also served as Chief Counsel, Antitrust and Federal Regulation, for AT &T Corporation, and as VP and Chief Counsel for Qwest Communications.  Roy received his J.D. from the University of Chicago.

Dr. Ron Katznelson is a serial technology entrepreneur and independent scholar of the patent system.  Dr. Katznelson is the Founder and President of Bi-Level Technologies, an image and signal-processing technology company in Encinitas, CA.  Dr. Katznelson advises high technology startups, is a member of the IEEE-USA Intellectual Property Committee, the CONNECT Public Policy Committee, and the San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association.  Dr. Katznelson received a dual BS.c degree in Mathematics and Physics and a MSc. Degree in Applied Semiconductor Physics, both from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel.  Dr. Katznelson received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego. 

Mr. Eric Reifschneider is Senior Vice President and General Manger of Qualcomm Technology Licensing (QTL).  Mr. Reifschneider plays a leading role in negotiating Qualcomm’s licensing deals and driving continued growth in QTL’s existing and future licensing programs.  Previously, Mr. Reifschneider was a law firm partner in a Palo Alto international law firm where he chaired the global technology and intellectual property group.  Mr. Reifschneider holds bachelor of science degrees in physics and mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Reifschneider holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he graduated magna cum laude, and served as Executive Editor of the Harvard Law Review.


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