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50th CHIZAI (IP) Seminar

On October 27, NEDO Silicon Valley hosted a webinar titled “SEP Developments in EU

and Germany.” This was a part of the Bay Area CHIZAI (IP) Seminar Series.


Professor Dr. Tilman Müller-Stoy

German Attorney-at-Law, Partner, BARDEHLE PAGENBERG Partnerschaft mbB

Joseph (“Joe”) Yang

IP Transactions Partner, PatentEsque Law Group, LLP

Jillian Mertsch

Senior Director, Government Affairs, Qualcomm

Toshiko Takenaka, Ph.D. (Moderator)

WRF/W. Hunter Simpson Professor of Technology Law, University of Washington

School of Law

The European Commission released a draft of Standard Essential Patents (SEP)

regulation on April 27, 2023. Given that the proposal’s impact on licensing negotiations

and litigations extends beyond Europe, it has been capturing the attention of industry

professionals and policymakers worldwide.

In this CHIZAI (IP) seminar, we were honored to invite Professor Dr. Tilman Müller-Stoy

as a featured presenter. He shared his valuable insights on the latest SEP

developments in the EU and Germany. Subsequently, Professor Toshiko Takenaka led a

panel discussion in which Joseph Yang and Jillian Mertsch conducted an in-depth

exploration of the subject from the perspectives of both SEP holders and implementors.

The members of the NEDO Silicon Valley Office would like to extend a warm thank you

to all those who attended and express our gratitude to all of our amazing speakers!

This marked the 50 th CHIZAI seminar, and we hope to continue this platform where IP

professionals share their insights and opinions. We could not organize CHIZAI seminar

series without our esteemed speakers and our dedicated audience. Thank you so


We look forward to seeing you at our next event!


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