December 06, 2012 18:00 ( Age: 8 Years)

DLA Piper IP Lecture Series

"Smart (Phone) Wars on FRAND and SEPs"

"Smart (Phone) Wars on FRAND and SEPs - Procedural and Substantive Prerequisite for your Mobile to keep working. The Legal Framework between Design, Patent and Antitrust Law in the U.S. and Germany"

December 6, 2012
18:00 - 19:30

Professor Dan L. Burk (UC Irvine)
Dr. Jan Ebersohl (Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP)

moderated by
Dr. Julia Schönbohm (DLA Piper)

Bucerius Law School (1.21 Moot Court)


Strategic IP management, in particular with regard to patents, has grown to become a cornerstone for the economic success of the smartphone industry. Speakers of the evening will be Professor Dan L. Burk from UC Irvine, one of the most eminent scholars for Patent Law in the U.S., and Dr. Marcus Grosch, managing partner of U.S. law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP in Germany and counsel to Samsung. Our speakers will debate the boundaries of Patent and Antitrust Law as applicable to the international smartphone market and the reasons why the Mannheim district court has become the venue of an international patent war between Samsung and Apple. We are looking forward to gaining a deeper insight into the delicate rules of material and procedural law governing the world of smartphones.

For other questions about the event, email karsten.windler(at)law-school(dot)de