A battle is waging inside the European Commission over the wording of a Communication due to be issued at the end of next month on transparency in SEP/FRAND licensing. The text is scheduled to include a list of what the Commission considers to be acceptable types of deal. According to a report published by competition and antitrust intelligence provider PaRR and seen by IAM, different directorate-generals and executive agencies are currently locking horns over the content of the guidelines, which will outline Commission thinking in light of the Court of Justice of the European Union’s landmark 2015 judgment in Huawei v ZTE.

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