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Playing the long game

By Richard Buttrick

Licensors have much to think about as the environment surrounding standard-essential patents undergoes major changes

In a challenge to the status quo not seen for 20 years, in February 2015 the Institute for Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) adopted changes to its policy on the licensing of standard-essential intellectual property, most notably standard-essential patents (SEPs). Not since the failed adoption by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) in the early 1990s of rules...

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Issue 85