CEN-CENELEC/WS SEP - “Best Practices and a Code of Conduct for Licensing Industry Standard Essential Patents in the Internet of Things (IoT) / Industrial Internet” 

This Workshop seeks to bring together the 5G/Internet of Things (IoT) technology (vertical) user communities and the 5G/IoT technology provider (horizontal) communities to discuss and outline licensing best practices and a Code of Conduct for licensing industry Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) that reflect and balance the legitimate needs of both communities and so ensure fair and efficient licensing in the IoT. The Workshop will also consider ways to improve and ideally streamline or make  the licensing process more systematic.

The consensus outcome of the Workshop will be published as a CEN-CENELEC Workshop Agreement (CWA).

The kick-off meeting will be held on 6 October 2017 in Paris, AFNOR premises (11 rue Francis de Pressence, 93571 La Plaine Saint-Denis Cedex, France).

Interested parties are invited to register to the meeting and submit comments on the draft Project Plan to the Workshop Secretary, Mr Philippe Magnabosco, by 28 September 2017.

The CWA is expected to be finalized by the 2018/Q1.

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