Topic: Standard essential patents

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Changed political climate may influence latest implementer v SEP licensor antitrust action

Although u-blox's litigation against InterDigital raises familiar legal arguments, questions remain about the impact of a new antitrust chief and lack of SEP/FRAND policy statement

17 January 2023

Opus audio codec pool launches with royalty discount for early adopters

Pool operator Vectis IP offers a licence to 300 Fraunhofer and Dolby patents for €15c per hardware device – but those quick to move unlock a 33% discount

16 January 2023

Conflicting interests: refusing NDAs in FRAND negotiations

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Düsseldorf courts provide clarity on the consequences of failing to agree on an NDA. While it is generally incumbent on implementers to negotiate and conclude an NDA with the SEP holder, refusal to enter into one does not necessarily make the implementer a non-willing licensee.

12 January 2023

The patent licensing market is working, so let it be

A string of deals announced during December and the beginning of January send a very clear message to policymakers and regulators

12 January 2023

Qualcomm must face consumers’ antitrust claims

Cell phone purchasers can pursue claims that Qualcomm closed off the market via exclusive contracts, yet the attack has failed against its “no licence, no chip” policy

10 January 2023

InterDigital’s chief licensing officer shares her SEP takeaways of 2022

Eeva Hakoranta reflects on holdout, policy moves and the benefits of arbitration as we move into the new year

10 January 2023

Juries to play key role in SEP litigation for infringement and damages

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Despite the fluctuating nature of the SEP/FRAND policy landscape in the United States, the Federal Circuit is keen to embrace the jury’s role in SEP litigation as they have been an active participant in several monumental cases.

06 January 2023

InterDigital secures Panasonic and LG licences, but arbitration looms for Samsung deal

It is rare for SEP holders and standards implementers to arbitrate disputes, but it’s on the horizon for a cellular licence renewal with the Korean smartphone maker

04 January 2023

Nine vehicle OEMs under Huawei licence as frenzied deal-making closes out 2022

Chinese company also extends 2017 patent licence agreement with Nokia

23 December 2022

Volatile US executive policy landscape means uncertainty for injunctions in SEP litigation

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The policy changes from the Trump administration to Biden’s presidency is representative of the flexibility of the SEP/FRAND legal landscape, sparking questions about whether the executive branch is a proponent, or opponent, of injunctive relief.

21 December 2022

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