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Mason Law Professors Take Part in CPIP Roundtable

On June 10 several Mason Law professors participated in an academic roundtable sponsored by the law school's Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) and held at the School of Law in Arlington.

The roundtable, "Standard-Setting Organizations and Standard-Essential Patents," brought together a diverse group of academics, policy analysts, lawyers, and industry representatives to discuss the nature and function of standard-setting organizations (SSO) and the role of standard-essential patents (SEP) in these organizations. With recent actions taken on SSOs and SEPs by the Federal Trade Commission, and a significant court decision on the subject just last month, this is an extremely important issue in today's patent policy debates.

Among the fourteen participants were Professor Adam Mossoff Co-Director of Academic Programs and Senior Scholar; Mason professors Bruce Kobayashi and Eric Claeys; and Damien Geradin, a partner in Covington & Burling's Brussels office with broad experience in EU competition law, intellectual property and the regulation of network industries.