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Comparable Agreements and the “Top-Down” Approach to FRAND Royalties Determination

By Haris Tsilikas, LLM (Max Planck Institute)1   I. Introduction The development of innovative standards hinges on a vibrant ecosystem of standardization inducing private investment by allowing...

First of All, Do No Harm: New Directions in EU Antitrust...

The recent Paroxetine and CMA v. Pfizer/Flynn cases confirm the EU approach to pay-for-delay, respectively establish a workable approach to excessive pharmaceutical...
5G EU

5G, FRAND Licensing, and EU Competition Law: Analytical Rigor and Persistent...

It is now undisputed that 5G and IoT will revolutionize many industries, from energy to healthcare, manufacturing, and mobility. The dissemination of...
F R A N D

IPR Policy as Strategy – The Battle to Define the Meaning...

The current contentions over SEP licensing in mobile telecommunications is primarily a result of the success of standardization to build a multi-trillion-dollar...
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Patent Pools and Other Forms of Aggregation

This paper recalls the EU antitrust provisions relating to patent pools and standard setting, the conclusions of an expert group tasked with...

SEP Licensing for the Internet of Things – Challenges for Patent...

Licensing standard essential patents (“SEPs”) for the Internet of Things (“IoT”) will create novel challenges for parties involved in both standardization and...
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The Possible Benefits of Pool Licensing for the Internet of Things,...

The fourth panel discussion at the LeadershIP EU Roundtable was dedicated to the pros and cons of patent pools for Standard Essential...
California Duty

Did FTC v. Qualcomm Create an Antitrust Duty to License SEPs?

In May 2019, Judge Lucy H. Koh of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued a decision in...
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SSOs v. Silos and the “Quality of Innovation”

The paper sketches a comparison between two main models for the “organization of innovation” in digital markets: the standard setting organization (“SSO”)...
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The Nexus Between Innovation and Competition: Will the New Digital Technologies...

There has been a long and extended empirical literature examining the impact of competition on innovation. I argue that as innovation is...

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