5G mobile networks and intellectual property rights: winner takes all? is an online panel discussion organised by the Intellectual Property Awareness Network (IPAN) and The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) taking place on Tuesday 24 November 2020 between 15.00 - 16.30 GMT.

The 5G mobile phone network promises faster and better access to online services throughout the developed and the developing world. But will ownership of intellectual property (IP) rights in 5G technology restrict its roll-out in those parts of the world that need it most?

This online panel discussion aims to raise awareness and understanding of the critical importance of IP rights as it is very topical in the case of 5G, the latest generation of mobile communications. The UK Government has recently followed the example of the US Government and will phase out the use of most technology from Chinese-owned Huawei. BT has also announced that it is awarding a major contract for alternative products to Finnish company Nokia.

Listen to what the varied panel of experts from u-blox, Percy Crow Davis, Nokia and Vodafone have to say and engage in the conversation during the Q&A session.

The discussion will be chaired by the entrepreneur Alessandro Hatami of the advisory firm Pacemakers.io.

Free attendance, but you must register in advance.


Alessandro Hatami - Founder, The Pacemakers | Sylvia Lu - Head of Technology Strategy, u-blox | Dai Davis - Chartered Engineer and specialist Information Technology lawyer, Percy Crow Davis & Co | Adrian Howes - Head of IP and Standards in the IP Policy Group of NokiaRubi Kaur - Senior Solutions Architect, Vodafone Group.