Posts Tagged: standard setting


Rejection of proposal did not obviate requirement to disclose inventions to standard setting body

The Federal Circuit, however, found the district court’s enforceability finding to be unsupported by evidence. The rejection of Nokia’s proposal did not obviate Nokia’s …
By Steve Brachmann & Gene Quinn
3 months ago 1

DOJ Antitrust Chief Raises Standard Setting Concerns

Increasingly, Delrahim's speeches are moving past where he began in his USC speech in November 2017, discussing this being the appropriate time to now have a discussion about …
By Gene Quinn
7 months ago 2

The New Era of Antitrust Law and Policy in Standards: Embracing Evidence Based Policy-making

On November 10, 2017, the Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) new top antitrust enforcer, Assistant Attorney General (AAG) Makan Delrahim, delivered a powerful speech on antitrust law and …
By Dr. Kirti Gupta
12 months ago 0

Emotions in the debate on royalty payments for the use of standards

The debate on royalty payments for standard essential patents has a surprisingly emotional, sometimes even hostile, undertone. Companies selling standards-based products have an obvious commercial interest in …
By Menno Treffers
2 years ago 4

Inventions Make a Standard Competitive

When a standard faces competition, it is essential to be the first on the market with products and to establish the highest market share. The network effect …
By Menno Treffers
3 years ago 1

A micro-economic estimate of the reasonable royalty rate for standard essential patents

The debate on RAND terms and conditions is mostly about the reasonability of the royalty rate, less about non-discriminatory part. So, what is a “reasonable rate”? Companies …
By Menno Treffers
3 years ago 1

No Empirical Evidence that Standard Essential Patents Hold-Up Innovation

It is important to emphasize that we are not claiming that the patent system as currently defined cannot be improved. Rather, we offer evidence on two interrelated …

InterDigital’s Story: Fostering Industry Solutions and Profiting from its Growth

InterDigital CEO William Merritt writes: "It’s no secret that the regulatory environment is challenging for companies that license patents – in our case, patents that are deemed …
By William Merritt
5 years ago 11

FTC Says Injunctions Related to Standard-Essential Patents Can Harm Competition, Innovation

The brief addresses this issue in the context of patent infringement claims that Motorola, Inc. has filed against Apple, Inc. regarding technologies used in iPhones and iPads …

Patent Business: Deals, Acquisitions & Licenses Vol. 1

Merck and AstraZeneca Agree to Amend Partnership - Theradiag Acquires Innovative MicroRNA Technology Platform - 8x8 Sells Patent Family - MPEG LA Announces Call for Patents Essential …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 1

FTC Proposal for Regulating IP Will Harm Consumers

We conclude that the FTC has not identified sufficient evidence to raise serious doubt about the current efficiencies of the IP marketplace. Indeed, the available empirical evidence …

Rambus Patent Related Antitrust Saga Appears to Be Over

European Union regulators on Wednesday dropped an antitrust investigation into Rambus Inc. after the company agreed to cap royalty fees for memory chip patents. In an agreement …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 21

Patent Ambush: The Future of Standard Setting

On Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at 1pm ET, the Practising Law Institute will host a 1 hour telephone briefing discussing the future of standard setting bodies in the wake of …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 16

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