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Injunctions Facilitate Patent Licensing Deals: Evidence from the Automotive Sector

Injunctions Facilitate Patent Licensing Deals: Evidence from the Automotive Sector

By Igor Nikolic*   Since the automotive sector chose to incorporate cellular standards (2G to 5G) in its vehicles, there have been tensions between car...
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...
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...
Could (China-Based) Arbitration Save the FRAND Rate Setting Game?

Could (China-Based) Arbitration Save the FRAND Rate Setting Game?

This article aims to contribute to the debate on the practical solution to the stalemate repeatedly encountered in intellectual property disputes concerning FRAND rate-setting...
Standards Patents and Antitrust Policy The Road Ahead

Standards, Patents, and Antitrust Policy: The Road Ahead

Standard Essential Patents (“SEPs”) have been at the center of a controversial debate for almost two decades. Recent developments have provided clarity on some...
Parallels and Diverging Approaches in the UK and German Supreme Courts’ Decisions on FRAND

Parallels and Diverging Approaches in the UK and German Supreme Courts’...

In this paper, I discuss the German Federal Court of Justice’s decision in Sisvel v. Haier and the UK Supreme Court decision in Unwired...
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 New Landscape in FRAND Litigation

The New Landscape in FRAND Litigation

2020 marked a turning point in global FRAND litigation: three judgments by the Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof – “BGH”) of Germany, the Supreme...
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