Brian Scarpelli

Senior Global Policy Counsel | ACT | The App Association Washington, DC, United States of America
Brian Scarpelli


Brian Scarpelli is Senior Global Policy Counsel at ACT | The App Association, where works on a diversity of legal and policy issues impacting mobile app development companies, including intellectual property, broadband access, competition, privacy, cybersecurity, and other areas.


Parallel Session | Congress Open Industry

OI-03 – Standards Essential Patents & the Internet of Things: Key Perspectives

Brian Scarpelli
Brian Scarpelli ACT | The App Association Senior Global Policy Counsel
Sylvie Vollet
Sylvie Vollet AirTies Wireless Networks General Counsel
Aurelia Erasmus
Aurelia Erasmus Iplytics Intellectual Property Analyst
Mark Crawford
Mark Crawford SAP Director, Standards Strategy

29-10-2019 16:40 29-10-2019 17:25 Europe/Madrid OI-03 – Standards Essential Patents & the Internet of Things: Key Perspectives

Today, technical standards for interoperability and innovation represent key protocols (Ethernet, WiFi, LTE, etc.) that ensure compatibility and to promote competition. Moving forward these technical standards will underlie the development of an increasingly seamlessly internet-connected Internet of Things. As standards are developed, patented technologies are often contributed to the effort. "Standards essential patents" (SEPs) are patents covering technology implemented into a technical standard to the degree that an implementer of the technical standard must use the patent. Understanding SEP-related legal and policy issues is important to any organization that creates technology or provides products and services related to technical standard.  Join this session to learn about, and engage on, SEP licensing negotiation tactics, international perspectives on IP enforcement, emerging legal and policy developments across key venues, and the ultimate impact on IoT technology developers.

Room 2
Tue 29 16:40h - 17:25h Room 2