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CLF Meeting: Standard Essential Patents ("SEPs")

Event Details

Time: 14:00-17:00

Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Grotius Library, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP

SEPs can bring wonderful inventions to people all over the world. They can also bring trouble. Big businesses are using them to wage war. Small businesses may be hit by them. This meeting will discuss what role competition authorities should play in enforcing SEPs?

The event will be followed by a drinks reception.


  • Dr Cristina Caffarra (CRAI)
  • Dr Helen Jenkins (Oxera)
  • RT. HON. Professor Sir Robin Jacob (UCL)
  • Professor Alison Jones (King's College London and Freshfields)
  • Kassie Smith QC (Monckton Chambers)
  • Dr Mike Walker (CMA)


  • Robert Bell (Competition Law Committee, City of London Law Society & Bryan Cave)

This is a Competition Law Forum event and attendance is by invitation only.

Becoming a member of the CLF

The Competition Law Forum is a centre of excellence for European competition and antitrust policy and law at BIICL. It provides a forum in which the practical application of competition policy is considered by lawyers, economists, senior business managers, public servants, public affairs professionals, consumer bodies and other specialist practitioners. The Forum identifies areas requiring debate and analysis, and provides the required forum and experts, thereby contributing to policy initiatives. In doing so it also produces leading-edge applied research, analysis and recommendations on the content, methodologies and application of competition policy at all levels of governance - national, European and global.

To enquire about becoming a member of the Forum, please contact Dr Liza Lovdahl-Gormsen, Competition Law Forum Director

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