Setting the standards


When a technology product is purchased, such as a mobile phone, a DVD player, a PC or a video games console, it’s likely that at least some of its components will adhere to industry standards.

Standards organisations enable a broad range of companies to work together to contribute and jointly define technology for implementation in downstream products and services, but pose challenges to IP professionals and competition law attorneys alike. Five experts give us their views on this important area of business.

In attendance:

Dan Bart President and CEO, Valley View Corporation
Claire Bennett Lead lawyer, intellectual property and technology group, DLA Piper
Pedro A. V. Bhering Founding partner, Bhering Advogados
Dan Hermele Director of IPR and licensing, Qualcomm Europe
Daniel G. Papst A managing director and owner, Papst Licensing GmbH & Co. KG

Round table, technology, IP challenges