20 February 2019PatentsBill Merritt

Patent licensing: The fierce debate over FRAND

For nearly a decade, a fierce debate has raged over the licensing of patents that are essential to today’s wireless standards (such as LTE). Despite the mobile phone industry having grown at an exponential rate, a small group of mobile phone manufacturers complained that the licensing regime—essentially the means by which inventors of wireless technologies are compensated for their innovation—was somehow unfair.

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