LESI: new faces and yet more to come from FRAND


Alexander Haertel

LESI: new faces and yet more to come from FRAND

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Last year was full of exciting new decisions on the topic of FRAND across the globe. Alexander Haertel of LESI walks us through the highlights.

The licensing of standard-essential patents (SEPs) is a hot topic in 2018. With many ongoing court proceedings there are expected to be further highly relevant decisions from the US, the UK and Europe.

In a recent communication, published in November 2017, the European Commission also took a stand in the fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) debate.

Standardisation of technology is beneficial for the consumer as it serves the need to have compatible devices in certain areas of technology. Predominantly it’s the telecommunications industry debating FRAND topics, but other industry sectors also rely on standardisation.

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