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The Proposal for Licensee Negotiations Groups (LNGs) in SEP

The Proposal for Licensee Negotiations Groups (LNGs) in SEP – An...

By Elisabeth Opie, LLM GAICD1 & Haris Tsilikas, LLM2   I. Introduction International standards and Standards Development Organizations (“SDOs”) have attracted the attention of policymakers worldwide...
China Law

An Overview of Recent FRAND Remedies in China

By Yong Bai, Dayu Man, & Michael Yan1   Introduction A great deal has been written about the meaning and effect of the "fair, reasonable, and...
7- The Past and Future of SEP Antitrust in China By Alexandra (Pu) Yang & Fan Guo

The Past and Future of SEP Antitrust in China

Chinese antitrust laws remain an effective legal weapon against SEP abuses. Unlike in the U.S. and E.U. where antitrust laws are fading away at...
8- Development of Adjudicating Global FRAND Rate in China: A review of OPPO v. Sharp By Guanbin XIE, Shan JIAO & Qing YING

Development of Adjudicating Global FRAND Rate in China: A review of...

In recent ten years, the Chinese courts have heard a series of SEP cases and are becoming more deeply involved in the international SEP...
The New Madison Approach to Antitrust and Patent Licensing: A Property Rights and Innovation Perspective

The New Madison Approach to Antitrust and Patent Licensing: A Property...

In 2018, Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust Makan Delrahim proposed a legal framework that rejects antitrust as a tool to resolve patent licensing disputes...
Growing Convergence: The Limited Role of Antitrust in Standard Essential Patent Disputes

Growing Convergence: The Limited Role of Antitrust in Standard Essential Patent...

In the last couple of years, the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and several European countries have reversed previous interventionist decisions and limited...
The New Madison Approach: Keeping Antitrust in Its Lane

The New Madison Approach: Keeping Antitrust in Its Lane

In 2018 Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim proclaimed the New Madison Approach (“NMA”) to the interface between antitrust and intellectual property. He specifically addressed...
Applying Section 2 to Frand Violations: “It’s Elementary My Dear Watson”

Applying Section 2 to Frand Violations: “It’s Elementary, My Dear Watson”

Many well-reasoned cases have concluded that a holder of standard-essential patents (“SEPs”) subject to a commitment to license on fair, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory (“FRAND”)...
Standards, Patents and Transparency

Standards, Patents and Transparency

By Dr. Kirti Gupta & Fabian Gonell*   In recent years, the widespread success enjoyed by some technology standards, especially wireless cellular standards, have led policy...
SEP Expert Group Report A Look Into the IoT Future of SEP Licensing

SEP Expert Group Report: A Look Into the IoT Future of...

By Igor Nikolic* & Niccolò Galli†   The EU Institutions have been interested in improving the predictability, reliability and transparency of the standard-essential patent (“SEP”) licensing...
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