On June 23, 2021, partner Samuel Davidoff will present on a panel titled “The Latest on SEP/FRAND,” hosted by the Federal Circuit Bar Association Bench & Bar Conference. The panel will discuss recent developments in the law concerning standard essential patents and their accompanying FRAND principles, including the global impact of the UK Supreme Court decision in Underwired Planet v. Huawei and its potential implications for U.S. jurisprudence, as well as the Federal Circuit’s TCL decision and a patentee’s right to a jury.
Sam is a civil and criminal litigator who has tried cases in federal and state courts as well as before arbitration panels and government agencies. A significant portion of Sam’s civil practice involves representing well-known technology companies in litigation and arbitration involving intellectual property, patent infringement, cyber-security, antitrust, and licensing. His experience includes representing several major smartphone manufacturers in disputes relating regarding fair, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory (FRAND) licenses to standard-essential patents (SEPs), including before federal courts and international arbitration panels. Before joining Williams & Connolly in 2008, Sam served as a law clerk to the Honorable Stefan R. Underhill of the District of Connecticut and worked at a major New York law firm.
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