FRAND/SEPs

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SEP stakeholders weigh in as EU mulls changes to FRAND framework

Reaction to a Commission call for evidence was more muted than the recent consultation exercise in the US, but raised some important points specific to Europe

24 May 2022

German injunction heaps pressure on Ford to take Avanci 4G licence

IP Bridge wins right to enjoin Detroit carmaker from selling into crucial market

24 May 2022

FTC chair weighs in against ITC exclusion order for SEP holder

Chair Lina Khan and Commissioner Rebecca Slaughter tell ITC that exclusion orders should not be issued to SEP owners if there is parallel FRAND litigation in district courts

20 May 2022

Report questions high published royalty rates for voice codec SEPs

Analysis from Stout suggests rates sought by certain Enhanced Voice Services (EVS) patent owners are out of line with the overall 3G/4G/5G FRAND landscape

18 May 2022

Royalty payments at centre of Xiaomi tax probe in India

Indian authorities have frozen hundreds of millions of dollars held by the Chinese company in local bank accounts as part of a remittance investigation that stretches back to February

16 May 2022

Qualcomm chief IP counsel: US IP system in decent shape but some current proposals could be “detrimental”

Bob Giles, top IP lawyer for the San Diego chip innovator, also says standards-setting process works well, downplaying concerns that it is being gamed

13 May 2022

NTT Docomo agrees patent licence with China’s Vivo

Japanese telco carrier strikes royalty agreement with smartphone power in latest litigation-free deal

12 May 2022

Japan Patent Office updates SEP licensing negotiation handbook

Comments sought on draft changes to resource, which come just weeks after parent ministry METI issued FRAND guidelines of its own

11 May 2022

Oppo acquires wireless, video coding patents from Sharp

Chinese handset vendor taps portfolio of former litigation opponent as disputes with Nokia and InterDigital heat up

05 May 2022

GM hands big boost to Avanci with decision to sign up to its auto platform

The Detroit giant is the third US vehicle manufacturer to agree a deal, joining Rivian and an unnamed third company thought to be Tesla

03 May 2022

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