Counsel say IP licensing was once less chaotic, but disagree why

Counsel say IP licensing was once less chaotic, but disagree why

20 May 2015

A panel of past and present in-house counsel for high-tech companies agreed that obtaining royalties used to be less fractious, but offered differing reasons for the change in recent years. Pallavi Guniganti at GCR Live IP & Antitrust Asia-Pacific in Seoul

KFTC official: IP rights could become “a monster”

KFTC official: IP rights could become “a monster”

19 May 2015

The director of the Korea Fair Trade Commission’s international cooperation division said his agency is on the lookout for anti-competitive abuses of intellectual property rights. Pallavi Guniganti at GCR Live IP & Antitrust Asia-Pacific in Seoul


Trevor Soames

Shearman & Sterling

Miguel Rato

Shearman & Sterling

Keynote Speakers

Sung Keun Kim

Director, International Cooperation Division, Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC)

Hwang Lee

Korea University School of Law

Hoil Yoon

Yoon & Yang


Jay Pil Choi

Michigan State University

John Choi

Shin & Kim

Justus Baron

Northwestern University School of Law

Michael Fröhlich

Senior Director, EU Intellectual Property & Strategy​, Blackberry

Jorge Contreras

S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah

Calvin Goldman


Michael Han

Fandga Partners

Hon. F. Scott Kieff

Commissioner, United States International Trade Commission

Byungbae Kim

Kim & Chang

Tom Sanchez

Kelly & Krause

Gregor Langus

Compass Lexecon

Anne Layne-Farrar

Charles River Assocaites

Joanna Tsai

Charles River Assocaites

Jenni Lukander

Director, Head of Competition Law, Nokia

Fabian Gonell


Stehpen Haber

Stanford University

Keith Mallinson

Founder, WiseHarbor

Nicolas Petit

University of Liege (ULg)

Shuya Hayashi

Nagoya University Graduate School of Law


8.00: Welcome coffee and registration

8.30: Chairs' opening remarks

Trevor Soames, Shearman & Sterling
Miguel Rato, Shearman & Sterling

Keynote address:
Sung Keun KimDirector, International Cooperation Division, Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC)
Hwang Lee, Korea University School of Law

9.00: Session one: Antitrust enforcement – procedural due process and substantive norms

Calvin Goldman QC, Goodmans
Byungbae Kim, Kim & Chang

9.45: Session two: Intersection of antitrust and IP – an international perspective

The purpose of this session is to compare the approaches in the US, the EU, Japan and Korea. While certain views are the goals of IP and competition laws are complementary, difficult questions have arisen when dealing with the IP-competition law intersection: do IPRs necessarily create monopolies? Is there an antitrust “safe harbor” in relation to certain types of IP licensing arrangements? How do competition authorities deal with anticompetitive abuses of the IP system?

Hon. F. Scott Kieff, CommissionerUnited States International Trade Commission

John Choi, Shin & Kim
Michael Han, Fangda Partners
Gregor Langus, Compass Lexecon
Shuya Hayashi, Nagoya University Graduate School of Law

11.00: Coffee break

11.15: Session three: Industry panel – real world licensing of IP

The panel will focus on practical issues that often arise in the industry and how best to approach them under antitrust laws.

Miguel Rato, Shearman & Sterling

Michael FröhlichSenior Director, EU Intellectual Property & Strategy, Blackberry
Fabian GonellQualcomm
Tom SanchezKelly & Krause
Jenni Lukander, Director, Head of Competition LawNokia

12.30: Session four: Keynote address

Hoil Yoon, Yoon & Yang

12:45: Networking lunch 

14.00: Session five: Valuation of IPR – an economist's perspective

Anne Layne-Farrar, Charles River Associates

Joanna TsaiCharles River Associates
Jay Pil Choi, Michigan State University 
Justus Baron, Northwestern University School of Law 

15.15: Coffee break

15.30: Session six: IPR & Standards – market failure or market success (FRAND commitments, obligations of licensors and licensees)

The purpose of this session is to address FRAND commitments and the obligations of licensors and licensees.

Nicolas Petit, University of Liege (ULg)

Stephen HaberStanford University
Keith MallinsonFounder, WiseHarbor
Jorge Contreras, University of Utah
Anne Layne-Farrar, Charles River Associates

17.00: Close of conference

17.00 onwards: Cocktail reception


Lotte Hotel Seoul, 30, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Korea

Registration is unavailable