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Reasons to Reject a No Injunctions Rule for SEPs and FRAND-Obligated...

Hill Wellford, Apr 30, 2012 Government officials, academics, and some industry participants recently have suggested that holders of so-called "standards-essential patents" ("SEPs"), meaning patents that are...

Innovation is King. Or is it?

David Cardwell, Paul Lugard, Oct 05, 2012 Nowadays, it is undisputed that innovation is a key driver of consumer welfare. As a result, unwarranted restraints...

Competition, Standards, and Patents

Per Hellstrom, Thomas Kramler, Oct 01, 2012 The interface of competition, standards, and patents has received increased attention over the past few years, in particular...

Technology Licensing: Evolving Antitrust Standards in the Smartphone and Other Sectors?

Paul Lugard, Apr 30, 2012 Antitrust review of business transactions involving intellectual property has never been entirely undisputed. On the one hand, there is a...

DOJ Merger Statement Renews Focus on Competitive Implications of Industry Standards

Donald Falk, Christopher Kelly, Apr 30, 2012 ...The DOJ's statement has caused some consternation, as it signals at the very least that the agency may...

Facing New Challenges at the Crossroads Between Competition and Intellectual Property...

Damien Geradin, Hee-Eun Kim, Apr 30, 2012 The Free Trade Agreement between the European Union ("EU") and Korea has been provisionally in force since July...

A Roadmap to the Smartphone Patent Wars and FRAND Licensing

Apr 30, 2012 The smartphone industry today is characterized by a thicket of patents and wars based on those patents. Every day brings a new...
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