Americans across the country are watching the contentious debate on net neutrality. Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to repeal their 2015 Title II Order. This issue will impact everyone throughout the internet ecosystem – from internet service providers to content hosts, app developers to internet users – and [...]
Republic of Korea’s Highest Court Upholds Landmark KFTC Corrective Order in Support of the FRAND Commitment
Last month, the Supreme Court of Korea, the Republic of Korea's highest court, issued an important ruling that will have a wide impact on standard essential patents (SEPs) and fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) licensing practices. In December 2016, the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) issued a Corrective Order against [...]
Image Credit: NASA The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is at the center of a hearty discussion about ways to leverage electromagnetic spectrum to bridge America’s digital divide. Today, several spectrum bands remain unlicensed and underutilized while more than 34 million Americans do not have access to fast broadband [...]
It’s that time of year again: the season of twinkling lights, cold weather, long shopping lists, cranky cashiers, and anxious gift givers – and receivers. You know what I’m talking about – the holiday season! Keep your days merry, bright, and stress-free by taking a few shopping suggestions from your [...]
Have Qualcomm, Ericsson and Nokia become open source converts? Or are they inviting pirates to clone their SEP-protected communications chips?
If you can have access to a patented technology but you aren't allowed to licence it, that either means the licensor is offering it up for free, in the way open source software developers offer up their wares free to others without asking them to sign a licence. Or it [...]