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IEEE ICC 2012 Industry Forums Program

The Industry Forums are designed to deliver broad interest in telecommunication industry’s current practiced technology, major technology implementations, complex IT business systems, regulatory impact assessments, economic models, and engineering methods used by industry practitioners.

The Industry Forums are focused on three technology pillars with a total of 18 unique forum sessions planned. The duration of each of the forums is 105 minutes with a moderator and 3-6 speakers of with industry expertise in the featured topical area. After all the speakers have presented, a Q&A discussion will follow among the speakers and the audiences.

Thursday, June 14 from 08:00 to 09:45

SA04: Patent and Licensing Strategies Thursday, June 14 from 08:00 to 09:45
Services and Applications

Curtis B. Behmann, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Ottawa
Panel on Enhancing Technology Development & Market Success Using Patent & Licensing Strategies

From Nortel's patent auction and Google's patent-based acquisitions, to Apple and Samsung's patent battles, patents are becoming a key part of technology development and deployment. Last year's introduction of the America Invents Act also introduced some changes to U.S. patent law that may affect development approaches at some companies. This session will include practical industry perspectives from technology companies and a patent licensing company, as well as Canadian and U.S. patent experts.

Outline and Content of the presentation (Draft)

  • Setting the Stage
    • why are patents mentioned more frequently in business and technology news?
    • what is their practical importance to companies and to individual engineers?
    • is skepticism about software patents justified?
    • what are some basic approaches for using patents in engineering & business?
  • Technology Company Perspective- Research In Motion
    • patents as an asset for developing and exploiting technology
    • patents and standards
  • America Invents Act
    • what has changed in U.S. patent law?
    • how does this affect technology development and roll-out?
  • Practicing Engineer’s Perspective- PMC-Sierra
    • integrating patents into technology and development processes
    • engineer/inventor engagement and education
  • Patent Licensing Company Perspective- MOSAID
    • case study
    • changes in semiconductor and telecommunications licensing strategy and practice
  • Q & A Discussion
IP Strategy: Why It Matters to Engineers – from One-Click to Slide-to-Unlock
Curtis B. Behmann, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The America Invents Act: What do I Need to Know?
Steve Chang, Banner & Witcoff Ltd
Patent & Licensing Strategy: Technology Company Perspective
Robert Guay, Research In Motion
Patent & Licensing Strategy: Practising Engineer's Perspective
Steve Gorshe, PMC-Sierra
Patent & Licensing Strategy: Patent Licensing Company Perspective
Michael Vladescu, Chief Operating Officer, WiLAN

MM05: Multi-Screen IPTV Thursday, June 14 from 08:00 to 09:45
Middleware and Management

Brian Lakey, VP Service Enablement and Systems, TELUS

IPTV operators’ ‘walled garden’ digital TV systems have delivered unprecedented interactive TV experience to consumers on their first screens. Recently, advanced digital video compression and distribution technology, as well as high throughput wireless and wired Internet access capability are allowing video to be enjoyed on a wide range of consumer electronic devices from traditional TV and PC to innovative smart phones, tablets, smart TVs, gaming consoles, and on-vehicle media devices. With the target to extend “walled garden” IPTV to these screens, multi-screen IPTV will eventually allows subscribers to consume any purchased content anytime, anywhere, and on any device.

However, to create a compelling, consistent, and efficient multi-screen TV experience imposes significant challenges to traditional IPTV platform. Flexible and efficient content, workflow and entitlement management system, media encoding, transcoding, adaptive streaming and delivery, as well as authentication all play important roles in the successful deployment of a multi-screen service. In this session, the following major topics will be addressed by panelists from service providers, teleco vendors, and academia

  • An overview of enabling technologies and challenges for multi-screen IPTV: digital rights management (DRM), entitlement management, content and workflow management system, video transcoding and streaming architecture, authentication, authorization, accounting, and content delivery network
  • Mutli-Screen IPTV technology evolution and standardization
  • Adaptive streaming and QA monitoring in multi-screen services
  • Authentication in a JPEG 2000 image transmission case study
OTT Adaptive Streaming Media and the IPTV QA Monitoring Mission
Jim Welch, Sr. Consulting Engineer, IneoQuest Technologies
Multi-screen IPTV: Enabling Technologies and Challenges
Peng Tan, Sr.Engineer, Technology Strategy, TELUS
JPEG 2000 Image Transmission using Encryption Domain Authentication by Paillier Cryptosystem
Muneaki Matsuo, Masayuki Kurosaki, Akio Miyazaki and Hiroshi Ochi, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan (to be presented by Hiroshi Ochi)
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