Coverage

Korea’s IP guidelines may be lost in translation

Korea’s IP guidelines may be lost in translation

17 May 2016

Criticism of intellectual property guidelines issued by Korea’s Fair Trade Commission may partly stem from an erroneous translation into English, a former senior official said today. Pallavi Guniganti at GCR Live in Seoul

JFTC official: companies’ market strategies limit convergence

JFTC official: companies’ market strategies limit convergence

17 May 2016

Competition authorities’ efforts to adopt similar rules can be hamstrung by differing economic realities, a senior official from Japan’s Fair Trade Commission said today. Pallavi Guniganti at GCR Live in Seoul

Chair

John Choi

Shin & Kim, Seoul

John H. Choi is a senior foreign attorney at Shin & Kim and a member of the firm's antitrust practice group. He has been at the forefront of many of the leading antitrust cases, including major international cartel cases and abuse of market dominance cases.

Keynote Speaker

Hwang Lee

Professor, Korea University School of Law, Seoul

Hwang Lee is a professor at the Korea University School of Law since 2008. Prior to joining Korea University, Professor Lee served the Korea Fair Trade Commission for twelve years. Subsequently, he was appointed to a Research Counsel for the Justices of the Supreme Court of Korea (2006). In 2010, Professor Lee established the Innovation, Competition & Regulation Law Center, a research institution that specializes in interdisciplinary research of intellectual property rights, competition laws, and economic regulations. In 2013, he launched the Korea-China market & Regulation Law Center with colleagues at the Remin University Law School in China that explores competition and IPR issues in Asia.

Speakers

Justus Baron

Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago

Miguel de la Mano

Harry First

Co-Director, Competition, Innovation, and Information Law Program, NYU Law School, New York

Kevin Coates

Covington & Burling and former Head of Cartels Unit, DG Competition, European Commission, Brussels

Jorge Padilla

Compass Lexecon, Madrid

Cholsoo Han

Yoon & Yang and former Secretary General of the KFTC, Seoul

Sai Ree Yun

Yulchon, Seoul

Dong Pyo Hong

Lee & Ko, Seoul

Eric Stasik

Founder, Avvika and former Director of IPR and Licensing, Ericsson, Stockholm

Koren Wong-Ervin

Director of the Global Antitrust Institute and Adjunct Professor, George Mason University School of Law, Arlington

Huang Yong

Professor, School of Law, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing

Andy Chen

Professor of Law, Department of Financial and Economic Law, Chung Yuan Christian University, and former Commissioner, Taiwan Fair Trade Commission, Taipei

Jon Putnam

Competition Dynamics, Boston

Sanghoon Shin

Bae, Kim & Lee and former Deputy Director, Mergers and Acquisitions Team, Korea Fair Trade Commission, Seoul

Mark Snyder

Vice President and Patent Counsel, Qualcomm, Santee

Sadaaki Suwazono

Director, International Affairs Division, Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC), Tokyo

CPD/CLE points

This conference is accredited with 6 hours under the SRA professional development scheme

Programme

8.30: Welcome coffee and networking breakfast sponsored by Lee & Ko

9.00: Chair's morning welcome

John Choi, Shin & Kim, Seoul

9.05: Keynote address - The role of standards and SEPs in the Korean economy       

Hwang Lee, Professor, Korea University School of Law, Seoul

9.35: Session one: International aspects of competition law

A panel of leading experts will centre their discussions around topics such as:

  • Due process
  • The comity principle and its relation to extra-territoriality
  • A comparative assessment of the KFTC’s IP guidelines   

Moderator:
Sai Ree Yun, YulchonSeoul

Panel:
Cholsoo Han, Yoon & Yang and former Secretary General of the KFTC, Seoul
Harry First, Co-Director, Competition, Innovation, and Information Law Program, NYU Law School, New York
Koren Wong-Ervin, Director of the Global Antitrust Institute and Adjunct Professor, George Mason University School of Law, Arlington
Huang Yong, Professor, School of Law, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing

11.05: Coffee break sponsored by Yulchon

11.25: Session two: IP licensing models

Our panel will address a number of questions that have arisen in this area, including:

  • What are the views from business and courts?
  • Is there a disconnect between real-world practice and the valuation of IP in the courts?
  • Reasonable royalty damages and prospective royalties: Is there a relationship?
  • Portfolio licensing - industry practices, licensing under FRAND commitments and valuation of portfolios

Moderator:
Jorge Padilla, Compass Lexecon, Madrid

Panel:
Eric Stasik, Founder, Avvika and former Director of IPR and Licensing, Ericsson, Stockholm
Miguel de la Mano, Compass Lexecon and former Deputy Chief Competition Economist, DG COMP, and former Head of Unit, Economic Analysis of Financial Markets, DG MARKT, Brussels
Mark Snyder, Vice President and Patent Counsel, Qualcomm, Santee

12.55: Networking lunch

13.55: Chair's afternoon welcome

John Choi, Shin & Kim, Seoul

14.00: Session three: Valuation of IP

Amongst others, subjects that the panel are expected to examine include:

  • Component level licensing
  • Royalty base issues

Moderator:
John Choi, Shin & Kim, Seoul

Panel:
Jorge Padilla, Compass Lexecon, Madrid
Jon Putnam, Competition Dynamics, Boston
Justus Baron, Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago
Dong Pyo Hong, Lee & Ko, Seoul

15.30: Coffee break sponsored by Yulchon

15.55: Session four: Enforcers’ panel          

Past and present antitrust enforcers will discuss the pressing issues facing the IP and antitrust world

Moderator:
Miguel de la Mano, Compass Lexecon and former Deputy Chief Competition Economist, DG COMP, and former Head of Unit, Economic Analysis of Financial Markets, DG MARKT, Brussels

Panel:
Kevin Coates, Covington & Burling and former Head of Cartels Unit, DG Competition, European CommissionBrussels
Andy Chen, Professor of Law, Department of Financial and Economic Law, Chung Yuan Christian University, and former Commissioner, Taiwan Fair Trade Commission, Taipei
Sadaaki Suwazono, Director, International Affairs Division, Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC), Tokyo
Sanghoon Shin, Bae, Kim & Lee and former Deputy Director, Mergers and Acquisitions Team, Korea Fair Trade Commission, Seoul

17.00: Chair's closing remarks

John Choi, Shin & Kim, Seoul

17.10 onwards: All delegates are invited to attend a cocktail reception at the Lotte Hotel

Venue

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

Testimonials

  • “The selection of topics was very nice and the discussion was pretty deep while not missing relevant issues” Yoorim Pyun, Korea Fair Trade Commission

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