Fresh Guidance for Owners of Standard-Essential Patents

Excerpt: Until recently, thousands of companies had agreed to license their standards-essential patents (SEPs) on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms in the course of participating in standard-setting organizations (SSOs), even though they were uncertain as to how or whether those...

Fitch Even IP Alert: RAND Licensing at the Federal Circuit

On December 4, 2014, in Ericsson, Inc. et al. v. D-LINK Sys., Inc. et al. , the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that the district court had erred in instructing the jury how to determine a reasonable royalty rate for Ericsson’s “standard-essential patents” [an enhanced...