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McKool Smith principal Benjamin Levi is participating in The 337 Litigation Summit in Washington, D.C. on June 27-28, 2013.  The Summit will feature leaders of the 337 bar and in-house IP counsel who will provide strategies for successfully navigating the unique procedures of the International Trade Commission (ITC).

Ben’s panel, “Patent Hold-Up and Standard Essential Patents at the ITC: An Examination of Key Issues for Smartphone Manufacturers Engaged in Litigation at the ITC,” will focus on:

  • an overview of the FTC-Google consent order;
  • assessing the correlation between royalty rates paid for standard essential patents and injunctions as part of an overall litigation strategy;
  • how to use the standard setting process to ensure fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms are negotiated in settlement agreement involving a standards essential patent;
  • evaluating the precedential value of a litigated FRAND license and the impact on settlement negotiations in an ITC action;
  • exclusion orders and standards essential patents - under what circumstances should they be granted at the ITC; and
  • contrasting the treatment of standards essential patents at the ITC vs. federal district court.

For more information, or to register, please click here.


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