The licensing of SEPs


Aurélia Marie

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) will soon rule on whether it is an abuse of dominant position by the owner of a standard-essential patent (SEP) to sue for infringement a third party that wants to use the patent. SEPs have to be licensed on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms.

CJEU, SEP, FRAND, patent, patent infringement