28 Sep
2020

FRAND does not mean license-to-all in the US

Neither the law nor economic welfare justifies a license-to-all interpretation of FRAND commitments, write Anne Layne-Farrar and Richard J Stark. Such a regime is not supported by patent, contract or antitrust law, and would probably be harmful to economic welfare

Anne Layne-Farrar

Vice-president, antitrust and competition economics practice | Charles River Associates

Chicago, US

Richard J Stark

Partner | Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

[email protected]

New York, US