FRAND/SEPs

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Smartphone royalty stack continues multi-year decline, says analyst

Financial disclosures from four major publicly-listed patent owners suggest that their collective licensing revenues are on a downward trend

06 September 2021

Chinese judges can set global SEP rates and licence terms, Supreme People's Court confirms

The country's top tribunal was ruling in a case involving Sharp and Oppo, and set a three point test for when worldwide royalties can be set

02 September 2021

Samsung Electronics signs up as a licensee to Sisvel’s cellular SEPs

Deal was forged with no litigation hovering in the background and is the latest in a line that the pair have concluded

02 September 2021

Fifth Circuit sides with Ericsson in first US breach-of-FRAND appeal

In a ruling that could have wide industry implications, the court backs the use of comparable licensing agreements as a fair and reasonable way to value SEP portfolios

01 September 2021

5G’s SEP power players are right to fear future standards split

Saturday Opinion: The global nature of current wireless tech is central to what makes it such a powerful licensing opportunity

28 August 2021

Dolby hit with South Korean fine for breach of FRAND obligations

Country’s competition authority imposes 270 million won penalty on the company for abusing the bargaining position its ownership of SEPs created

18 August 2021

Panasonic is the latest HEVC heavy hitter to join Access Advance

Japanese electronics giant becomes first member of rival platform Velos Media to make its assets available through Access Advance

16 August 2021

InterDigital’s licensing deal with Xiaomi was agreed by companies but created by people

Agreement announced yesterday delivers a significant upside for both businesses and ends hard-fought litigation in Europe and Asia

04 August 2021

UK to look at whether change to the current SEP framework is required

Moved confirmed in press release issued by the country’s IP office last week with process scheduled to begin in the autumn

03 August 2021

Latest Nokia figures show how important IP licensing is to the company

Announcement of increased revenues is accompanied by news of a further licensee in the auto sector

29 July 2021

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