Following up from the successful workshop on tensions between standardisation and IPRs jointly organised by the European Commission and the European Patent Office (EPO) in 2010 both organisations are again jointly organising a further workshop on the issue of patents, IPRs and ICT standardisation. This year the focus is on
"ICT Standards and Patents: The public authorities and international perspective:
how to increase transparency and predictability"
The formal announcement and the link to register are available on the Commission website. The agenda looks very interesting with a broad range of speaker from both leading international standards organisations and from the stakeholders in industry.