Florence Seminar on Standard-Essential Patents

6th October 2022 @ 2:00 pm – 7th October 2022 @ 6:00 pm
European University Institute - Badia Fiesolana
Via dei Roccettini 9
San Domenico di Fiesole
50014 Italy

If you’re aiming at fine-tuning your expertise in Standard-Essential Patents, you might also be interested in the 4-day advanced training taking place prior to this seminar, on 3-6 October 2022: check out the Florence Patent Licensing Academy 

The Florence Seminar on Standard-Essential Patents sets the stage for two days of lively academic discussion about FRAND licensing and SEP litigation topics.

22 unpublished papers, both legal and economics-related, will be discussed by prominent scholars in the field. The over 30 authors and co-authors will represent more than 20 university institutions from three continents.

A keynote by Michael Carrier ensures a solid trans-Atlantic perspective, while a roundtable by four industry representatives links the scientific issues to the market realities.

The main topics of discussion include:

  • Liability and property remedies for SEPs and proportionality defence
  • Jurisdiction issues of global SEP disputes
  • SEP hold-out vs hold-up
  • FRAND licensing levels in value chains
  • EU competition law and FRAND licensing
  • Geopolitics and international trade issues of SEPs
  • SEP transparency and essentiality checks




The call for papers is now closed. Due to the unexpected number of high-quality submissions received, we have expanded the number of selected papers from 14 to 22.


Scientific committee
  • Marco Botta | EUI
  • Ginevra Bruzzone | LUISS
  • Beatriz Conde Gallego | MPI-IC
  • Josef Drexl | MPI-IC
  • Lapo Filistrucchi | EUI – University of Florence
  • Igor Nikolic | EUI
  • Pier Luigi Parcu | EUI
  • Nicolas Petit | EUI
  • Maria Alessandra Rossi | University of Chieti Pescara
Organising committee
  • Chiara Carrozza | EUI
  • Niccolò Galli | EUI
Post-seminar publication

The organisers have reached an agreement with M&CLR – Market and Competition Law Review and IIC – International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law. Speakers accepted to the Florence Seminar on SEPs are invited to submit their final papers for publication by 31 December 2022. Acceptance will depend on the successful completion of the M&CLR and IIC peer-review process. The organisers of the seminar, M&CLR and IIC will collaborate to shorten the period this process will take.

Submission process

Please submit extended abstracts or full papers by 19 June 2022. Acceptance notifications will be sent by the end of June 2022. Final paper versions of the selected submissions are due by 18 September 2022.