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Focused on 5G: Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Chief Don Stockdale Delivers Keynote Address on Top Issues Before the FCC

In his keynote address at the 6th Annual Winnik Forum, Don Stockdale, the FCC’s new Wireless Bureau Chief, described the primary issues he faces as promoting innovation, making more spectrum available for commercial use, and expanding the deployment of wireless networks.  Don began his appointment in June 2017, but has extensive experience as an economist and attorney in both the private and public sectors, with over 15 years of experience at the FCC alone. Don indicated that the biggest challenges facing the telecom industry today are: How the FCC has

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Telecom Convergence: Nirvana or Nightmare?

I’m currently watching a wonderful new show called “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” on Amazon Prime.  It’s a comedy about a recent divorcee in Manhattan in the early 1960s who decides to become a stand-up comedian.  As I’m watching the show my thoughts drift to the magnitude of difference between the fictitious Midge Maisel watching Bob Newhart on her 1960s-era television and my present day Sunday night viewing experience.

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Tom Sullivan Reflects on His Role as International Bureau Chief

During his remarks at the Winnik Forum, International Bureau Chief Tom Sullivan reflected on the challenges and opportunities of his role as the United States’ top communications diplomat.  “Everyone wants to know what the FCC is doing,” he said.  This interest affords the United States, and the FCC, significant opportunities to exert influence on the most pressing issues at the international level. According to Sullivan, however, actually convincing other countries to collaborate—or even agree—on priorities, is no easy task.  When relating recent successes sharing best practices with developing countries, Sullivan

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Winnik Forum Panelists Explore Cybersecurity in the Connected World

Hogan Lovells’ Winnik International Telecoms & Internet Forum  explored how the Internet of Things (IoT) may continue to expand the scope of cybersecurity concerns.  Cybersecurity risks for the IoT were previously synonymous with enterprise products.  Now these risks extend to consumer devices, services and applications. According to cybersecurity leaders attending the forum, the IoT market needs new, market-driven approaches to cybersecurity given the number of at-risk IoT products and services.  Travis LeBlanc, Chief of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Enforcement Bureau, said while the number of IoT devices has exploded,

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The IoT in the Real World: An Armchair Discussion with Stacey Higginbotham

Connected devices are everywhere and create a wealth of data.  How do we understand and use this data?  And how do we protect it against disclosure and attack?  With questions like these, Stacey Higginbotham, creator of the Internet of Things Podcast and the “Stacey Knows Things” newsletter, launched an “armchair discussion” about the Internet of Things (“IoT”) during Hogan Lovells’ recent Winnik International Telecoms & Internet Forum.  The discussion featured Dean Brenner, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs for Qualcomm Incorporated and Jonathan Adelstein, President and CEO of the Wireless Infrastructure

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Ambassador Sepulveda Urges Technology Industry to Ensure the Security and Interoperability of the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is “clearly a significant market,” according to Daniel Alejandro Sepulveda, Ambassador, Deputy Assistant Secretary and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy for the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs in the Department of State.  In Sepulveda’s keynote remarks at the Hogan Lovells Fifth Annual Winnik International Telecoms & Internet Forum, he addressed the State Department perspective on the Internet of Things, and the issues and challenges raised by the new technologies and use cases. Sepulveda said the Internet of Things market is expected to

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Winnik Forum: U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s Chief Engineer Explains that Flexible Use Spectrum Policy Will Readily Accommodate the Internet of Things

During the 2014 Winnik Forum, Julius Knapp, Chief of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC”) Office of Engineering and Technology, rejected proposals to dedicate spectrum bands exclusively to Internet of Things applications.  According to Knapp, the FCC’s current “flexible use” rules for licensed and unlicensed spectrum can accommodate varied and yet-to-be-imagined applications, “negat[ing] the need for a dedicated Internet of Things allocation.”  According to Knapp, the FCC does not “expect right now that there’s going to be an [Internet of Things] band.”

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Winnik International Telecoms & Internet Forum

Please join us for the third annual Winnik International Telecoms & Internet Forum, which will be held on 22 October 2014 at Hogan Lovells’ Washington, D.C. office. This forum brings together professionals from around the world for an afternoon of high-level discussion on current topics in international telecoms, media, and the Internet landscape. Please register using the link on the right.Hogan Lovells is hosting this forum in honor of our former partner Joel Winnik, who practiced international telecom law until his passing in 2012. Agenda: 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Lunch

Posted in Copyright, e-commerce, Internet, Licensing

Winnik panel explores IP enforcement on the Internet

Gathered as part of the Winnik International Telecommunications & Internet Forum, a panel of experts addressed the protection of intellectual property rights on the Internet. Moderator Peter Watts, partner in the Hogan Lovells’s London office, noted that it was not until almost 300 years after the invention of Gutenberg’s printing press that the first copyright law was implemented.  And it was not for another 200 years after that until there was an international agreement protecting copyrighted works.  By breaking down physical and social barriers, the current information and technological revolution

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Winnik Forum highlights U.S.—E.U. Free Trade Negotiations

At the annual Winnik Forum, panelists converged on the Hogan Lovells’ Washington D.C. office to discuss the US/EU negotiations for a comprehensive trade agreement, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).  Jonathan Stoel, Partner in Hogan Lovells’s Washington D.C. office, noted that any such agreement would be unprecedented in size and scope.  If successful, TTIP would cover nearly one-third of all world trade and account for nearly half of world GDP.  A remarkable $2.7 billion of trade flows between the U.S. and the E.U. each day. Jonathan Stoel also discussed the