We received this in our inbox. Digistan's Pieter "Token" Hintjens will probably also speak at this event.
STANDARDS AND PATENTS Providing unique insight into standards and key patent issues affecting companies that use hi-tech equipment 29th November 2007 - The Café Royal, London IBC Legal Conferences www.iplawportal.com/standards Dear Mr Josefsson, I just wanted to remind you that prices for IBC's Standards and Patents conference. Book now to save £100, visit http://ibc-legalconf.msgfocus.com/c/1JETT9dsIQjsP7diD Standards have become especially important for any company using hi-tech equipment, with new and convoluted legal disputes continually arising and significant changes in case law with regards to the obligations of participants in standards-making bodies. Other developments - such as the increased scrutiny by competition authorities of the intellectual property policies of standards-making bodies, patent provision in GPL version 3 and of course the ongoing patent reform in Europe and the US, make this event especially pertinent in 2007. The first of its kind in Europe, attend the one-day Standards and Patents conference to find out how these developments will play out, the future of the legal landscape for companies using hi-tech tools and much more! Chaired by: - Amy Marasco, General Manager, Standards Strategy, Microsoft Distinguished speakers include: - Alden Abbott, Associate Director, Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) - Roy Hoffinger, Vice President, Legal Counsel, Qualcomm Inc NEW! - Nicholas Banasevic, Deputy Head of Unit, Information Industries, Internet and Consumer Electronics Unit, DG Competition, European Commission - Dr Michael Fröhlich, Legal Affairs Director, Attorney-at-law, European Telecommunication Standards Institute (ETSI) - Yann Dietrich, EMEA Chief IP Counsel, Senior IP Attorney, Intel - Sinan Utku, Special Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP - David Barron, Partner, Wragge & Co LLP - Paul J. Berman, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP NEW! - Anne Lehouck, Policy Co-ordinator, DG Enterprise, European Commission - Benoît Müller, Director, Software Policy, Europe, Business Software Alliance (BSA) - David Hull, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP To benefit from this saving, for further information or to receive a copy of the full programme please email me at http://ibc-legalconf.msgfocus.com/c/1JEUinyowEGJZRw5q, call me on +44 (0)20 7017 6620, quoting ref: AYSD013E or visit www.iplawportal.com/standards. In just one day you will: > Analyse IPR policies and the IPR effects of entering into standards > Explore general competition aspects > Establish new trends in licensing terms and reactions of competition authorities > Review enforcement case studies > Investigate issues arising in selected instances of litigation of patents incorporated into standards > Gain an overview of open source and "open standards" related issues Plus featuring a Mulled Wine and Mince Pies Reception Law Society and Bar Council Accreditation: 6 hours Cost of conference: - Bookings received by the end of today (8th November): £695 + VAT(17.5%) - Bookings received after 8th November: £795 + VAT(17.5%) Group discounts on application 10% discount for members of the IP Institute To benefit from this saving, for further information or to receive a copy of the full programme please email me at http://ibc-legalconf.msgfocus.com/c/1JEUHBTkkt41aBOSd, call me on +44 (0)20 7017 6620, quoting ref: AYSD013E or visit www.iplawportal.com/standards. I do hope you can join us for an interesting and informative day. Best Wishes, Enzo Squillino Tel: +44 (0)20 7017 6620 IBC Legal Conferences An Informa Business Lunch Sponsor: Covington & Burling - www.cov.com Supported By: Patent World - www.ipworld.com IP Institute - www.ip-institute.org.uk IT Law Today - www.informalaw.com/itlawtoday PS: You may also be interested in: - PATENT TROLLS - www.iplawportal.com/trolls - IP MIDDLE EAST FORUM - www.iplawportal.com/ipmideast - INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT LAW - www.iplawportal.com/copyrightlaw - BIOTECH AND PHARMACEUTICAL PATENTING - Contact http://ibc-legalconf.msgfocus.com/c/1JEV6Qeg8hrilm7F0 - COMMUNITY TRADE MARKS - Contact http://ibc-legalconf.msgfocus.com/c/1JEVw4zbW5Ozw6qrN - IPR in China - Contact http://ibc-legalconf.msgfocus.com/c/1JEVViU7JUbQGQJeA