China: Draft SEP antitrust guideline released by SAMR for public comment

Allen & Overy LLP

On June 30, 2023, China’s antitrust authority – the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) – released draft guideline on standard essential patents (SEPs) for public comment. The comment period ends on July 29, 2023. Notably, this is the first time SAMR has sought to regulate SEP licensing conduct through a comprehensive document dedicated to SEP related antitrust issues.

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