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Federal Circuit Provides Important Guidance in RAND Disputes

On Dec. 4, 2014, the Federal Circuit issued a much-anticipated opinion in Ericsson, Inc. v. D-Link Sys., Inc., Nos. 2013-1625, -1631, -1632, -1633 (Fed. Cir. Dec. 4, 2014). The panel—consisting of Judges Kathleen O'Malley,...more

12/9/2014 - Ericsson Patent Litigation Patent Royalties Patents RAND Royalties Standard Essential Patents

European Commission Takes Action to Limit Injunctions for SEPs

On April 29, 2014, the European Commission ("Commission") adopted a decision against Motorola Mobility LLC (“Motorola”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Google Inc., and entered into a settlement agreement with Samsung...more

5/1/2014 - European Commission License Agreements Motorola Samsung Standards-Essential Patents

White House Reins in ITC on Standard-Essential Patents

On Aug. 3, 2013, the Obama Administration vetoed the U.S. International Trade Commission’s June 4 order excluding certain Apple Inc. (“Apple”) products from import because they were found to infringe a standard-essential...more

8/6/2013 - Apple ITC Legislative Vetoes Patent Infringement Samsung Standards-Essential Patents

White House Should Rein In The ITC On SEPs

Outlier (noun): a person or thing differing from all other members of a particular group or set. Oxford English Dictionary. On June 4, 2013, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued the judicial equivalent of an...more

8/3/2013 - Apple Apple v Samsung ITC Patents Samsung Standards-Essential Patents

District Court Judge Enjoins Standards-Essential Patent Owner From Enforcing ITC Exclusion Order

In a growing body of legal authority regarding standards-essential patents (SEPs), Northern District of California Judge Ronald Whyte ruled Monday that an owner of SEPs violated its licensing commitments by initiating a U.S....more

5/22/2013

Landmark Court Opinion Provides Guidance in Determining RAND Royalties for Standard-Essential Patents

On April 25, 2013, U.S. District Judge James Robart (W.D. Wash.) issued a much-anticipated opinion in a dispute between Microsoft Corporation (“Microsoft”) and Motorola, Inc., Motorola Mobility, Inc., and General Instrument...more

4/30/2013 - FRAND Georgia Pacific Microsoft Motorola Patent Pools Patents Royalties Standards-Essential Patents

FTC-Google Consent Decree Provides Important Lessons Regarding Standards-Essential Patents

On January 3, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) entered into a Consent Decree with Google Inc. (“Google”) and its wholly owned subsidiary Motorola Mobility LLC (“Motorola”). The decree settles allegations that Google...more

1/7/2013 - Competition FRAND FTC Google Licenses Patents Standards-Essential Patents

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