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Germany: SEPs and FRAND – litigation, policy and latest developments

Featured in SEP/FRAND Hub 2023/2024

German courts provide a favourable forum for patentees because of the quasi-automatic availability of injunctions and the bifurcation of patent litigation. However, while German courts have, in principle, the power to decide exactly what terms qualify as FRAND, so far they have avoided doing so.

27 October 2023

United Kingdom: SEPs and FRAND – litigation, policy and latest developments

Featured in SEP/FRAND Hub 2023/2024

The United Kingdom has become a popular forum for SEP owners seeking to resolve their licensing disputes with implementers of their standardised technology. However, not all the consequences of the its global approach have been resolved and further cases due to be heard will illuminate how the United Kingdom’s approach fits into the global FRAND framework.

27 October 2023

China: SEPs and FRAND – litigation, policy and latest developments

Featured in SEP/FRAND Hub 2023/2024

Although in China it is considered that each SEP individually constitutes a relevant market, it cannot be directly concluded that the SEP holder has a dominant market position. Whether the SEP holder has a dominant market position should be comprehensively investigated with reference to other factors.

27 October 2023

Brazil: SEPs and FRAND – litigation, policy and latest developments

Featured in SEP/FRAND Hub 2023/2024

With a large middle-class population, a pro-market government and a sizeable domestic market, Brazil already owns one of the largest markets worldwide and is becoming increasingly relevant in global patent disputes.

27 October 2023

United States: SEPs and FRAND – litigation, policy and latest developments

Featured in SEP/FRAND Hub 2023/2024

The lack of any statement from any governmental agencies during 2023 concerning SEP/FRAND policy indicates a more neutral stance by the government in which SEP issues must be governed on a case-by-case basis under controlling law. If there is a change in administration as a result of the 2024 election, US SEP holders will want to closely monitor any changes in SEP policy and their implications.

27 October 2023

InterDigital and Sony’s joint venture to launch IoT licensing programme

Seeking to commercialise 10 years of R&D, Convida Wireless will license its M2M connectivity technologies to cloud and edge services companies and telco providers for their IoT platforms

24 October 2023

Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime primary targets of US video streaming suits

Docket Navigator data shows that the top 10 US providers face unpredictable numbers of lawsuits year-by-year

23 October 2023

EPO president expresses serious doubts about EU SEP licensing regulation

In a letter sent to the chair and vice-chair of the European Parliament’s legal affairs committee, António Campinos reveals there has been no Commission consultation with the office, while warning of additional burdens and greater legal insecurity

23 October 2023

Global FRAND fragmentation

Saturday Opinion: SEP licensing expert Eric Stasik offers his take on the potential reaction outside of Europe to the European Commission’s SEP regulation proposal

21 October 2023

Still no answers to key EC SEP licensing regulation questions

Political action around the controversial proposals is intensifying, but a serious lack of transparency in the decision making process remains a cause for concern

19 October 2023

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