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How and Why Almost Every Competition Regulator Was Wrong About Standard-Essential Patents

How and Why Almost Every Competition Regulator Was Wrong About Standard-Essential...

Since approximately the mid-2000s, competition regulators have largely adhered to a consensus according to which standard-essential patents pose an inherently high risk of anticompetitive...
The Science of China’s Frand Rate-Setting

The Science of China’s Frand Rate-Setting

By He Jing In recent years China’s courts and antitrust authorities have increasingly played significant roles in setting FRAND rates for the wireless communication industry....

US: FTC and Qualcomm granted access to Nokia docs in antitrust...

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and a putative class of cellphone purchasers asked a California federal court to request help from the Finnish government...
Game Theory Analysis Of SEP Injunction Application And Information Disclosure

Game Theory Analysis Of SEP Injunction Application And Information Disclosure

By Judge Wenlian Ding - There is no doubt that the license fee of Standard Essential Patents (“SEPs”) can be priced by a judge’s ruling. On...
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Challenge Restraints And The Scope Of The Patent

By Erik Hovenkamp - Challenge restraints are used within a variety of different patent agreements – ranging from ordinary licensing deals to “reverse settlements” – with...

“Excessive Royalty” Prohibitions and the Dangers of Punishing Vigorous Competition and...

By Douglas H. Ginsburg, Bruce H. Kobayashi, Koren W. Wong-Ervin, and Joshua D. Wright This article discusses the dangers of regulating royalties, including the difficult...

Debunking the Smallest Salable Unit Theory

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Richard Stark, Jul 24, 2015 Manufacturers of devices such as smartphones need licenses to...

Original Sin

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle John Harkrider, Mar 31, 2015 While SEPs could be a potential predator in the...

Standards, Royalty Stacking, and Collective Action

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Jorge Contreras, Mar 31, 2015 This article summarizes economic and legal theories regarding royalty...

IEEE Business Review Letter: The DOJ Reveals Its Hand

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Hugh Hollman, Mar 31, 2015 Given the impact of technology standards, greater transparency into...
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