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Nomination for the Antitrust writing award 2023

We are pleased to announce that the article written by our advisory board member Ruud Peters, colleague Igor Nikolic and director Bowman Heiden has been nominated for the Antitrust writing award 2023. The article is about “DESIGNING SEP LICENSING NEGOTIATION GROUPS TO REDUCE PATENT HOLDOUT IN 5G/IOT MARKETS“.

The voting period for the Academic Articles competition of the 2023 Antitrust Writing Awards is now open until March 14, 2023.

Here is a link to vote for this article.

Thank you for an insightful CIP Roundtable

In September, the CIP Roundtable 2022 took place in Gothenburg.

The CIP Roundtable 2022 is a partner event focused on the key areas of Digitalization, Globalization, and Diversification from an IP-based business development perspective. This includes relevant issues of policy, strategy, and operations, such as the key challenges, best practices, and areas for further investigation and development.

We want to take this opportunity to thank everybody that participated: We truly appreciate all your insights.

Also, it was great meeting in person again! We look forward to meeting you again at CIP FORUM 2023, in Stockholm.


The CIP Roundtable 2022 will take place on September 21-22

The CIP Roundtable 2022 is a partner-only event focused on the key areas of Digitalization, Globalization, and Diversification from an IP-based business development perspective. This includes relevant issues of policy, strategy, and operations, such as the key challenges, best practices, and areas for further investigation and development.

The agenda includes sessions on:

  • IP & Digital Transformation (Policy, Strategy, Operations)
  • IP & Valuation/Finance
  • The Digitalization of IP Capabilities
  • IP & Open Innovation
  • Evidence-Based Decision Making
  • Increasing Diversity in Innovation
  • The Future of the ICM Masters Education



Bowman Heiden will be moderating the panel at the hybrid conference “STANDARD ESSENTIAL PATENTS: THE EVOLVING LICENSING FRAMEWORK”.

The conference will take place in one afternoon on April 21, from 3.00 – 5.30 pm CET. The event will start with the presentation and discussion of the book, and will move on with a roundtable discussion on the recent global developments regarding the SEP licensing framework from the academic, policy and industry perspective.

To read more about it and to register please click here.


The Future of Intellectual Property – @IP Awareness Summit 2022

Bowman Heiden will take part as a panelist in the upcoming session on IP & China at the IP Awareness Summit 2022 held at Haas Business School, UC-Berkeley. The session will include James Pooley, David Teece, Mark Cohen, and Jiarui Liu.

IPAS 2022 is a gathering of IP owners, creators, educators, lawyers, organizations and investors, all with a common goal – to explore ways to make the benefits of IP rights, and the issues surrounding them, more apparent to key audiences.

Topics to be addressed this year include:

  • Entrepreneurship and Diversity – Do strong IP rights help or hinder them?

  • The IP Understanding Disconnect – What is it? Why it matters. How to address it.

  • The Impact of  Web3 and ‘Virtual’ Property on IP – AI, blockchain and NFTs

  • China and Global Threats – IP’s role in maintaining an innovation edge

For more info about the IP Awareness Summit 2022, please click here.

Over 50 technology companies now committed to the Diversity Pledge

IAM Magazine presents a new monthly feature in which companies will share stories, learnings, and experiences of their D&I journey related to IP and innovation with the IAM audience. To introduce the series, Suzanne Harrison and Bowman Heiden provide background on the Increasing Diversity in Innovation programme and share some preliminary findings.

Currently, we have over 50 technology companies committed to the Diversity Pledge from both the US and Europe across a variety of different industries as well as over 25 law firms and consulting firms as pledge supporters. The decision to create a pledge at the core of our initiative is quite simple – the achievement of meaningful results requires a commitment to putting in the work (i.e. nothing important is ever easy).

To read the full article, please click here.

Designing SEP Licensing Negotiation Groups to Reduce Patent Holdout in 5G/IoT Markets

Bowman’s latest publication together with Ruud Peters and Igor Nikolic is now available on SSRN. They discuss how LNGs can be designed to significantly reduce transaction costs and the threat of patent holdout while at the same time curtailing potential antitrust risks, especially regarding SEP implementors in the long tail of new IoT markets.

To read more and to download the paper, please click here.

Online training organized by EPO

Online seminar: High-growth technology business forum – growth-financing


Most technology start-ups and scale-ups need venture capital to finance their high-growth needs. Founders and investors must focus on creating value in the company, to be realised through an exit, i.e. selling the company or launching an IPO. This forum highlights the key role played by IPR (intellectual property rights) portfolios and strategy in attracting investments and increasing company value. The featured live case study will be discussed from the perspective of both founders and investors.

For mor information, please click here.

Bowman Heiden comments on 2021 DOJ-USPTO-NIST Draft Policy Statement

This paper is a succinct response to the request for comments regarding the 2021 draft SEP policy statement by DOJ, USPTO, and NIST. Bo has tried to summarize several key insights from his previous research and policy experience that form the foundation for understanding SEP-enabled standards and SEP policymaking, including:

1. SEP-enabled standards have produced market successes, not market failures
2. Why injunctions do not create patent holdup in the SEP licensing context
3. Without injunctions, SEP licensors are in the weaker bargaining position
4. Is there a need for a DOJ-USPTO-NIST SEP policy statement?

To read more, please click here.