OxFirst will be putting on a free webinar on Wednesday, November 11, from 15:00-16:00 British Standard Time (that's 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Eastern Time). The title is "The Japanese Guidelines on FRAND Royalty Rate Determination." Here is OxFirst's description:
A Study Group appointed by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has recently published Guidelines on Fair Value Calculation of Standard Essential Patents for Multi-Component Products. The Group was composed of high-profile Japanese lawyers and academics.
The guidelines represent an important intervention into the ongoing debate concerning the tension between standard essential patents (SEPs) (which offer their owners R&D incentives/rewards in the form of monopolistic rights) and technology standards (which should be widely used by all players in the market to ensure interoperability).