European conferences and a workshop on IPRs and standardization
A number of events on IPR and standard-setting issues were held in Europe in November 2010.
On 22 November 2010 the European Commission and European Patent Office organized a conference on IPR issues of standardization. The topics discussed ranged from administering patents and SDO contributions to licensing of essential patents.
The following day the preliminary results of a study commissioned by the European Commission on IPRs and standardization were presented in a workshop. The final report is expected to be published in March 2011.
Moreover, on 12 November 2010, the Swedish Competition Authority held a conference on standard-setting. [Juha Vesala]