Patent Interface and Conflict in view of FTC v. Qualcomm

February 19, 2021

Willkie partner and Chairman, Midwest Craig C. Martin moderated a panel addressing the intersection of antitrust and patent law entitled “Patent Interface and Conflict in view of FTC v. Qualcomm” hosted by the Naples Roundtable.

On February 16, Willkie partner and Chairman, Midwest Craig C. Martin moderated a panel entitled “Patent Interface and Conflict in view of FTC v. Qualcomm” at Leahy Institute of Advanced Patent Studies, the sixth annual conference run by the Naples Roundtable.

The Naples Roundtable identifies current issues in need of clarification on the “Phoenix List,” which was created at the origin of the Federal Circuit in 1982 in order to fulfil the duty of the new court to address conflicts with the law of patents. These issues focus attention, foster discussion, and inspire attorneys to work toward making the U.S. patent system an “engine of innovation.”

The “Patent Interface and Conflict in view of FTC v. Qualcomm” panel covered many topics, including how this case has impacted the developing area of law surrounding antitrust and SEPs, FRAND disputes and focus on the antitrust laws, “no license, no chips” policies, and the question of whether fair licensing policies can be seen as contract disputes.

For more information, please visit the Naples Roundtable website here.