Matthew Lynde, Senior Vice President, Cornerstone Research to Determining FRAND Royalties for Standard Essential Patents in 2020 LIVE Webcast

Top Quote The Knowledge Group, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Matthew Lynde, Senior Vice President, Cornerstone Research will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Determining FRAND Royalties for Standard Essential Patents in 2020 LIVE Webcast.” End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) February 24, 2020 - This event is scheduled for Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from 12:00PM to 1:30PM ET.

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    About Matthew Lynde
    Mathew R. Lynde leads the intellectual property practice at Cornerstone Research. Dr. Lynde’s expert testimony has been accepted in domestic and international courts, tribunals, and arbitration panels in more than sixty-five instances; his work as a consultant and educator spans a range of IP portfolio and valuation issues. In Microsoft v. Motorola, Dr. Lynde calculated reasonable and nondiscriminatory (RAND) royalties in the first bench trail to set a RAND range for standard essential patents.

    Dr. Lynde has testified in several other significant cases involving the high-tech, medical, and life sciences industries. In addition to intellectual property, he works in antitrust and competition, securities, and breach of contract matters.

    Dr. Lynde’s has more than thirty-five years of experience as an applied economist in government, academia, and business. Prior to joining Cornerstone Research, he was a professor at City University of New York and a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, heading up its Silicon Valley intellectual property practice.

    About Cornerstone Research
    “For more than twenty-five years, Cornerstone Research staff have provided economic and financial analysis in all phases of commercial litigation and regulatory proceedings.

    We work with a broad network of testifying experts, including prominent faculty and industry practitioners, in a distinctive collaboration. Our staff consultants contribute expertise in economics, finance, accounting, and marketing, as well as business acumen, familiarity with the litigation process, and a commitment to produce outstanding results. The experts with whom we work bring the specialized expertise of researchers or practitioners required to meet the demands of each assignment.

    Cornerstone Research has seven hundred staff and offices in Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Washington.”


    In order to prevent patent-licensing problems, standard-setting organizations (SSOs) have created fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms to ensure that standard-essential patent (SEP) owners will get patent benefits without unfair bargaining. Earlier this year, as patent holders are generally free to charge the users of their patents, the developers of technical standards have agreed to license the former’s SEPs to manufacturers of standardized products at royalty rates that are fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory.

    However, as FRAND commitment arises as a contractual obligation, determining the appropriate FRAND royalty rate for an SEP has become a challenging task. Although courts, policymakers, academics, and SSOs have been attempting to affirm the concept of FRAND and the determination of a FRAND royalty, there has been no general set of common principles that have been agreed upon. Thus, creating a more complex industry for SEP owners and businesses.
    In this LIVE Webcast, intellectual property (IP) professionals, Matthew Lynde (Cornerstone Research) and Mario Lopez (Charles River Associates) will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as recent developments in determining FRAND royalties for SEPs. As experts, they will also present important issues surrounding this significant topic including the recent FRAND court rulings and the best practices along with significant outlooks on what to expect in this rapidly evolving legal climate.
    Key topics include:
    • FRAND Royalties – What You Need To Know
    • Recent Trends and Developments
    • Challenges in Determining FRAND Royalties
    • Recent Notable Cases
    • Best Practices
    • What Lies Ahead

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