Curtis Dodd

Curtis Dodd

Curtis Dodd is Chief Intellectual Property Officer (CIPO) at Harfang IP. He is a veteran of patent monetization, enforcement and portfolio management in the telecommunications and consumer electronics space with over twenty years of industry experience. Amongst other roles, Mr. Dodd was counsel for Nortel Networks and lead the management of its 4G wireless portfolio (twice being named as an inventor). Mr. Dodd also worked for Wi-LAN as Vice President, Patents and Counsel, for Acacia as Senior Vice President and Licensing Executive, and as Senior Licensing Specialist for Fitch Even. Mr. Dodd has been named to Intellectual Asset Management magazine’s 2021 list of the World’s 300 Leading IP Strategists.

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Posts by Curtis Dodd


Allegedly ‘Late’ Disclosure of IP Rights to ETSI Does Not Make Patents Unenforceable in the U.S. or UK

Two recent court decisions in the United States and the United Kingdom, respectively, have considered (i) the disclosure obligation pursuant to Clause 4.1 of the European Telecommunications Standards …
By Curtis Dodd & Arty Rajendra
2 months ago 0

Patent Damages Laws Regarding Apportionment are Inapplicable to Breach of Contract (FRAND) Claims

In a previous article, we discussed the difference between a reasonable royalty for patent infringement and a FRAND licensing rate, both in terms of their origins and …
By Curtis Dodd & Chris Dubuc
3 months ago 0

The Burden of Proof regarding Cellular Wireless Standard Related Patents: Final Thoughts for Our Critics

Do owners of patents for which licensing declarations have been made enjoy more rights than other patent holders? Do such licensing declarations impose obligations on potential licensees …
By Curtis Dodd & Chris Dubuc
4 months ago 1

FRAND Royalty Base Statements and Cellular Wireless Standard Essential Patents: A Reply to a Responsive Article

In a previous series of articles that were published on IPWatchdog, we analyzed and categorized various fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND)-related statements made by a variety …
By Curtis Dodd & Chris Dubuc
5 months ago 1

Transparency in 3G/4G/5G FRAND Licensing and ETSI’s IPR Database

A disturbing trend has recently emerged whereby an alleged lack of transparency associated with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) intellectual property rights database (IPR Database) is …
By Curtis Dodd & Chris Dubuc
6 months ago 0

A New Trial is Ordered with Respect to Damages in Optis Wireless v. Apple, Despite No FRAND Claims at Issue

On April 14, 2021, in a somewhat surprising about face, Judge Rodney Gilstrap ordered a new trial with respect to damages in Optis Wireless Technology, LLC et al. v. …
By Curtis Dodd
7 months ago 0

What the Latest Optis Wireless v. Apple Ruling Means for Patent Infringement Damages for SEPs

In a previous article, we considered the difference between a reasonable royalty for infringement of a U.S. patent and a fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) rate …
By Curtis Dodd
9 months ago 0

FRAND-Related Statements for Cellular Wireless SEPS: Implementer Obligations (Part V)

This is the fifth and final article in a series of articles analyzing statements made by various entities in the cellular industry regarding licensing Standard Essential Patents (…
By Curtis Dodd & Chris Dubuc
11 months ago 2

Damages for Patent Infringement versus FRAND Licensing Rates

During a recent panel discussion at IP Watchdog’s SEP 2020 Conference, a question arose as to the difference, if any, between a reasonable royalty for infringement of …
By Curtis Dodd
12 months ago 0

SEP Owner Obligations: Analyzing FRAND Statements for Cellular Wireless SEPS (Part IV)

This is the fourth in a series of articles analyzing statements made by various entities in the cellular industry regarding licensing Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) on a …
By Curtis Dodd & Chris Dubuc
12 months ago 0

FRAND Royalty Base Statements and Cellular Wireless Standard Essential Patents (Part III)

This is the third in a series of articles analyzing statements made by various entities in the cellular industry regarding licensing Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) on a …
By Curtis Dodd & Chris Dubuc
1 year ago 0

Analyzing FRAND-Related Statements for Cellular Wireless SEPS (Part II)

This is the second in a series of articles analyzing statements made by various entities in the cellular industry regarding licensing Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) on a …
By Curtis Dodd & Chris Dubuc
1 year ago 0

Cellular Wireless Standard Essential Patents: A Survey of FRAND-Related Statements

Over the years, several entities have published statements related to licensing 4G/5G cellular wireless Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) on a Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) basis.  …
By Curtis Dodd & Chris Dubuc
1 year ago 1