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Landscaping standard-essential patents

By Dr Tim Pohlmann

Standard-essential patents are increasingly the subject of lively debate among market observers. Yet little is known about the overall number and occurrence of SEPs and whether they are worth all the fuss

Standardised technologies such as LTE, Wifi, radio frequency identification (RFID), near field communication (NFC) or high-efficiency video coding (HEVC) and are incorporated into many of today’s pioneering products. Standards specify a common language that allows different systems or products to work together. Standardised technologies often describe an innovative solution – for...

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Issue 86