The lack of transparency in SEP licensing discussions generates fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD), especially as licensing SEPs becomes more complex in new industry verticals. Some standards organizations, like ETSI, provide specific lists of self-declared patents, while others, such as IEEE and ITUT, allow blanket declarations without disclosing specific patents. Access to comprehensive patent office data is necessary to refine public patent lists, understand jurisdiction, ownership changes, and active patents, as well as analyze past litigation to determine essential patents. Patent pool data serves as a starting point for identifying third-party determined claim charted SEPs.
If data is incomplete, not available, or of bad quality, most IP professionals struggle to answer SEP market questions such as:
- How can I compare and value portfolios against competitors for standardized technologies if important data points are missing?
- What is my market share if SEP portfolios are not transparent?
- How should I prepare for SEP licensing negotiations without any reliable SEP data?
This webinar series will discuss how data helps close the SEP transparency gap in three separate sessions:
Part 1: Closing the SEP Transparency Gap – How to Deal with Data Accuracy, Over Declaration, and Blanket Declaration Challenges
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