Patent owners sound alarm over proposed “compulsory licensing for SEPs” in Japan 27 Jul 17
A public comment period is now open on a number of IP system reforms being considered by Japanese policymakers, including a new alternative dispute resolution (ADR) system for SEP disputes. If adopted by Japan’s legislature, the proposal would see a mediator appointed by the Japan Patent Office (JPO) set licence rates in SEP cases at the request of implementers. One patent owner is characterising the system as “compulsory licensing for SEPs”.
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