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The Future of SEP Licensing

Date: Tuesday, November 28. 2023

Location: Palace Hotel, Tokyo

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Theme: The Future of SEP Licensing

10:30 – 11:00 Reception, Networking Refreshment

11:00 – 11:30 Welcome Remarks, Tim Pohlmann (LexisNexis IPlytics)

11:30 – 12:45 Key note presentations and discussions

Alan Fan (Huawei Technologies),

Mitsuaki Matsumura (IBM)

Jane Bu (Via Licensing Alliance)

12:45 – 14:00 Lunch, Networking

This event is held in English.


Tim Pohlman

LexisNexis IPlytics


Tim Pohlmann is the CEO and founder of LexisNexis® IPlytics. He earned his doctoral degree with the highest distinction from the Berlin Institute of Technology, with a dissertation on patenting and coordination in standardization.

Tim is a recognized thought leader, panel speaker and adjunct lecturer on the topics of Standard Essential Patents (SEPs), FRAND licensing, patent pools and advanced patent intelligence. He was again recognized in the IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders list 2023 and is author of several peer-reviewed economist journal articles, several Managing IP articles, IPWatchdog articles, IAM Magazine articles, and some of the most-read IAM Media industry reports.

Alan Fan

Huawei Technologies

Vice President for Intellectual Property

FAN Zhiyong (“Alan”) is the Vice President for Intellectual Property at Huawei Technologies, Co., Ltd.  Mr. Fan oversees the company’s global IP operations, including IP portfolio management, licensing, transaction and dispute resolution, run by a team of over 400 IP professionals. Huawei is a leading global ICT company with more than 100,000 active patents worldwide.

Mr. Fan joined Huawei in 1999. Before joining the IPR department in 2005, he worked in the R&D and Marketing departments. Mr. Fan holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Mitsuaki Matsumura


Head of IP Licensing

Mitsuaki Matsumura is Head of IP Licensing for APAC & EMEA at IBM. He leads the team of professionals that handle all IBM’s patent licensing and assignment opportunities in APAC and EMEA. Prior to joining IBM, Dr. Matsumura worked as a Senior Counsel at NTT DOCOMO, where he was in charge of SEP licensing, technology alliances, and cross border M&As. He holds a PhD (Kyoto University) in law and an LL.M. in Law, Science, and Technology from Stanford University.

Jane Bu

Via Licensing Alliance

Head of Global Licensing

Jane Bu is the head of Global Licensing at Via Licensing Alliance. A Via LA executive team member, she is a highly regarded IP strategist and expert on multi-party licensing programs and speaks frequently on a range of IP topics at industry events around the globe. Ms. Bu has over 20 years of experience successfully utilizing technology and patent licensing transactions and, when necessary, strategic cross-border enforcement actions to help technology companies worldwide develop, protect, and monetize valuable intellectual property. At Via LA, an independently managed company owned by industry-leading participants with over 25 years of IP licensing expertise, Ms. Bu oversees a global team of licensing executives who help licensees streamline access to necessary IP through Via LA’s various patent pool offerings. 

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Discussions topics:

■How to deal with new industry verticals, new royalty rate price points, complex value chains and different market expectations to faciliate SEP licensing.

■Pools and platforms have gained momentum and companies that never joined pools before are now founding members. Are pools the solution to all challenges?

■What is next in standardized technologies and what are new licensing opportunities in new technology fields?

■How may regional regulation (eg the EU proposal) harm or benefit the current system? What will be the geopolitical impact?

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