August 30, 2018 – The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Stephen Korniczky, Partner, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton will speak at TKG’s webcast entitled: “TCL v. Ericsson FRAND Decision: Legal Implications.” This event is scheduled for September 07, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm ET.

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About Stephen S. Korniczky
Stephen Korniczky is a Senior Partner in Sheppard Mullin's IP Practice. He has over 30 years' experience litigating patent and other IP cases in the US District Courts, US International Trade Commission and US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Most recently, Steve was lead counsel for TCL Communication Technology Holdings in a three-week trial before the Central District of California where he won a breach of contract and declaratory judgment action against Ericsson Inc. et al. and, on behalf of TCL, obtained a worldwide FRAND license to Ericsson’s 2G, 3G and 4G standard essential patent (SEP) portfolio. Managing Intellectual Property named it a 2018 “Milestone Case of the Year.”

Steve is a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America and a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He is recognized in Legal 500, Best Lawyers in America, Managing IP, and Chambers USA. He received his J.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo, a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Polytechnic University, and served as a Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Giles Sutherland Rich, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

About Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Sheppard Mullin is a full service Global 100 firm with more than 850 attorneys in 16 offices located in the United States, Europe and Asia. Since 1927, companies have turned to Sheppard Mullin to handle corporate and technology matters, high stakes litigation and complex financial transactions. In the U.S., the firm's clients include more than half of the Fortune 100. For more information, please visit

On November 8, 2017, the U.S. District Court in the Central District of California issued its TCL v. Ericsson decision which determined fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory (FRAND) royalty rates for standard-essential patent (SEP) portfolios using both analysis of Ericsson’s comparable licenses and a “topdown” patent counting approach. The ruling is expected to have significant implications on future SEP licenses and on multinational litigation.

Patent owners and implementers must keep themselves abreast of the current and imminent developments to effectively manage SEPs and to ensure FRAND compliance.

This course offers an overview of the latest trends and best practices with respect to FRAND commitments in light of TCL v. Ericsson. A panel of thought leaders and practitioners brought together by The Knowledge Group will help firms better understand the legal implications of the ruling and will offer helpful insights on avoiding common pitfalls and risk issues.

Key topics include:
• FRAND: Recent Trends and Developments
• TCL v. Ericsson: Key Takeaways
• Implications and Risk Issues
• What Now?
• Best Compliance Practices

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