Sunday Surprises

As the summer winds down, we invite you to go through some IP news and events to get your schedule full and exciting for the autumn!

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Emerging issues in licensing and enforcement of SEPs in the context of IoT development

"Emerging issues in licensing and enforcement of SEPs in the context of IoT development", organised jointly by the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, the Institute of Legal Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the S.J. Quinney School of Law at the University of Utah, will be held on September 7-8, 2023 in Warsaw.
The programme entails, amongst other:
  • A review of the EU regulations for SEPs and discussion thereof;
  • the duty to license SEPs and the level of licensing;
  • litigation and enforcement of SEPs in key jurisdictions, including the Unified Patent Court;
  • effective SEP licensing for IoT/5G/automotive industry (selected problems and potential solutions including pool licensing and the impact of draft EU SEP Regulation);
  • context and methods of SEP valuation.
More information and the programme can be found here.

Perspectives of Intellectual Property Law

“Perspectives of Intellectual Property Law”, organised jointly by the Faculty of Law of the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, with the The Romanian Center for Performers’ Rights Management Association and the State Office for Inventions and Trademarks as well as the Romanian Society of Business Law, will be held on October 25-26, 2023 in Bucharest.

The programme divided into two days will cover: authors’ intellectual property rights, trade marks, patents and internet domains.

More information and the registration link can be found here.

Other events

Dutch group of UNION-IP

An informal roundtable event will be hosted on September 21, 2023 by the Dutch group of UNION-IP, with EPO and Dutch patent profession representatives. The event will take place in English at the Kurhaus in Scheveningen (The Hague) and will be followed by drinks and dinner. More information and registration link are available here.

Conversation with Jessica Silbey

City University of London is organizing a conversation with Jessica Silbey on her recently released title “Intellectual Property and Fundamental Values in the Internet Age”. This is a book which encourages refiguring the substance of "progress" and the function of intellectual property in terms that demonstrate the urgency of art and science to social justice today. The event will be held on September 20, 2023 in London. More information and a registration link are available here.


Two webinars will be organised by 4IPcouncil as a part of its September and October activities:
  • SEP Regulation: proposed mechanisms in determining a reasonable aggregate royalty on September 28, delivered by Dr. Justus Baron. More information and registration link are available here.
  • OSS & FRAND: learn more about their governance and compatibility on October 19, delivered by Dr. Gregor Langus and Dr. Vilen Lipatov. More information and registration link are available here.


A new revision cycle was established for the Rules of Procedure of the Boards of Appeal - Consultation phase for the external stakeholders in order to ensure that the Rules of Procedure of the Board of Appeal (BoA) at the EUIPO are constantly up to date. The aim is to have an annual revision cycle involving a dialogue with internal and external stakeholders.

All interested stakeholders are invited to provide feedback on the proposed changes. Comments must be sent via a dedicated BoA consultation form to: by 31 October 2023. More information is available here.
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