Communications sector: look back at 2020 and look forwards to 2021

We are delighted to be joined by Paul Lee, Global Head of Research at Deloitte to breakdown the sector trends forecasted for 2021. The Deloitte Predictions publication is launched on this day, so we are excited to hear from Paul first hand. This will be followed by Osborne Clarke’s Telecoms sector specialists who will highlight the implications Brexit will have on the Telecoms industry.

Tuesday 8 December | 9am – 10am
Speakers: Paul Lee, Jon Fell, Hannah Drew, Marc Shrimpling


UK Electronic Communications Code: case updates from 2020 and industry insights

Industry expert Carlos Pierce, Head of Legal at Cornerstone, will provide an integral update on the UK Electronic Communications Code, and explore key happenings from the past year. Osborne Clarke’s property disputes team will take a look at three recent cases under the Electronic Communications Code, and provide the learnings to take forwards

Wednesday 9 December | 9am – 10am
Speakers: Carlos Pierce, Leona Briggs, Emily Van Schalkwyk, Alexandra Foxon


Standard Essential Patents and FRAND terms

The UK Supreme Court has agreed that in principle a global licence of Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) is fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) and that the English courts have jurisdiction to determine royalty rates and other terms of a global SEP licence. In its landmark recent judgment in Unwired Planet v Huawei, the Supreme Court ruled on how patented technology should be licensed to equipment manufacturers accessing telecommunications standards. Arty Rajendra, UK Head of IP Disputes at Osborne Clarke and co-counsel for the successful party, Unwired Planet, will be joined in conversation with Senior Associate Anna Rawlings to discuss how this affects telecoms operators and users of IoT.

Thursday 10 December | 9am – 10am
Speakers: Arty Rajendra, Anna Rawlings