Fall 2020, Volume 3, Number 2
The Future of IP Licensing
Standard Essential Patents (“SEPs”) have been at the center of a controversial debate for almost two decades. Most recently, a flurry of cases over 2020 from appellate courts in the United States, Germany, and the United Kingdom significantly advanced and harmonized the law around global FRAND litigation. These three judgments by the Federal Court of Justice of Germany (Sisvel v. Haier), the Supreme Court of the UK (Unwired Planet v. Huawei), and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit (FTC v. Qualcomm) may have changed the landscape in international FRAND litigation.