In this issue:
In our previous issue we took a broad look at the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property. Now we’re burrowing more deeply, looking at the ECJ’s decision in Huawei v ZTE that attempts to establish an EU framework for SEP licensing negotiations—a decision made even more noteworthy as the two players are both Chinese tech giants. Our authors address whether the decision cleared the waters—or made them murkier.
The Huawei-ZTE Decision
It is, therefore, clear that there remains some scope for a divergence in the approach taken in different Member States. Kyriakos Fountoukakos & Nick Root (Herbert Smith Freehills LLP)
The importance of the Decision lies in the procedural framework it provides for licensing negotiations. Dina Kallay (Ericsson)
It is perhaps a sign of changing times that a key EU decision is being set for the first time by Chinese tech giants rather than U.S. ones. James Killick & Stratigoula Sakellariou (White & Case LLP)
This short paper argues