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Neither Optis nor InterDigital should regret their London FRAND trials

Although the firms did not get the outcomes they wanted, there are still positives to take away from an experience that was not a disaster for either

22 June 2023

Via Licensing, MPEG-LA merger shows patent pools have come of age

Via Licensing Alliance’s novel patent pool merger and Avanci’s stunning success licensing the automotive sector serve as examples of a maturing patent pool marketplace

19 June 2023

The fightback against the European Commission’s SEP proposals shifts up a gear

Saturday Opinion: IP owners have realised that a broader battle for hearts and minds needs to be won

17 June 2023

Patent holder pushback could shake up draft Chinese SEP regulation

A proposal that heavily targets SEP holders may be adjusted to reflect an increasing licensor focus if there is enough criticism, local experts say

16 June 2023

Technology security makes EU SEP licensing plans tough to justify

Recent interventions by Nokia CEO Pekka Lundmark and Ericsson CIPO Christina Petersson indicate major licensors believe focusing on this issue, rather than technicalities, is the way to counter DG GROW’s controversial proposals

15 June 2023

Nokia’s battles with Oppo and Vivo underscore the UPC/UP’s importance for SEP owners

The newly operational Unified Patent Court and unitary patent is a boon for standard essential patent owners, even in disputes with Asia-centric implementers

12 June 2023

Optis suffers major defeat in English High Court global FRAND rate decision

Judge finds Optis’ comparable licences “worse than useless” for calculating rate to pay in a ruling which is bleak reading for SEP licensors

08 June 2023

What the proposed EC SEP regulation might mean for US litigation

Featured in SEP/FRAND Hub 2022/2023

The European Commission’s SEP proposal would transform the global SEP landscape, with uncertainty and near-term risk potentially pushing SEP holders towards US suits. If the regulation proceeds, future US litigation may well involve disputes over whether a non-binding expert opinion on aggregate royalty may be presented to a US jury.

08 June 2023

What the proposed EC SEP regulation might mean for US litigation

Featured in SEP/FRAND Hub 2023/2024

The European Commission’s SEP proposal would transform the global SEP landscape, with uncertainty and near-term risk potentially pushing SEP holders towards US suits. If the regulation proceeds, future US litigation may well involve disputes over whether a non-binding expert opinion on aggregate royalty may be presented to a US jury.

08 June 2023

EC SEP proposal vastly underestimates registration and assessment burden

Global innovaton and transformation consultancy PA Consulting weighs in on the complexity of a moving target of new patent grants and evolving standards in multiple jurisdictions

06 June 2023

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