Topic: FRAND

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Qualcomm, Nokia, Ericsson and other Western SEP superpowers are key geopolitical assets

The failure of policy makers in Washington DC, Brussels and elsewhere to view connectivity in the round could prove very costly further down the line

09 February 2022

Japanese ministry seeks industry input on SEP negotiation guidelines

Ericsson and Apple have already appeared before a study group mulling FRAND policy – other companies have until 8 March to submit comments on guidelines for good-faith dealing

07 February 2022

Michelle Lee joins Iancu, Kappos and Delrahim in criticising draft Biden FRAND policy

Eight former officials from the USPTO, DOJ Antitrust and NIST say draft would “severely tip the scales against SEP holders”

05 February 2022

Early comments mostly disapprove of US SEP/FRAND policy revision, but big fireworks are yet to come

Senator Tillis and Canon among early respondents, but major SEP licensors and Big Tech implementers haven’t weighed in yet

04 February 2022

IoT semiconductor firm to offer Nokia patent licence to customers

Through a new partnership with the top patent owner in cellular IoT, Nordic Semiconductor hopes to give connected device makers better upfront visibility of IP licensing costs

27 January 2022

Ericsson taps long-time litigation counsel with Vidal ties for Apple battle

Docket Navigator data shows why Swedish telco has once again turned to Tom Melsheimer of Winston & Strawn – who has worked closely with USPTO Director nominee Kathi Vidal for 20 years

24 January 2022

Apple heads into Ericsson clash without long-time in-house litigation chief

Noreen Krall, who served as vice president and chief litigation counsel for more than a decade and helped build the company’s reputation as a fierce courtroom opponent, left Apple in December, IAM has learned

21 January 2022

We should fight it out with Ericsson in Texas, Apple tells the ITC

Case filed yesterday by the iPhone giant makes clear that it wants its patent licensing dispute with the Swedish company to centre on the US court system

20 January 2022

Ericsson sues Apple for patent infringement as cross-licence deal expires

Swedish telco asserts patents against the iPhone maker in the Western District of Texas and at least one jurisdiction outside the US

18 January 2022

Draft Biden SEP policy favours implementers, but even they may still flock to other jurisdictions

Finnegan attorneys Erik Puknys and Michelle Rice explain that while the proposed DOJ/NIST/USPTO FRAND framework is good for implementers, it may not be enough to make the US stand out in global forum competition

17 January 2022

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