Guest Blog: White Space Broadband Deployment Must be on the FCC Agenda

By Ross Marchand Consumers benefit when internet service providers (ISPs) compete for subscribers. For example, competition has produced innovative options such as zero rating (free data) plans that can be used to help lower income populations access important content on the internet. But, concerns abound about the quality of and access to [...]

By | 2018-01-10T10:52:48+00:00 January 9th, 2018|

The European Commission’s New Standard Essential Patents – Top Three Takeaways

On November 29, 2017, the European Commission (EC) issued a highly-anticipated Communication on the licensing practices for standard essential patents (SEPs). The EC issued the Communication to provide a “balanced, smooth and predictable framework for SEPs” that will contribute to “the development of the Internet of Things and harnessing Europe's lead [...]

By | 2018-01-02T16:52:55+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|

Smart Cities: Connecting Your Community Through Technology

Imagine a thriving metropolis that provides its residents with shorter commutes, multi-modal transportation, and the ability to park “smarter.” What if this urban oasis also optimized its resource consumption through environmentally-conscious waste management and green buildings, smart meters, and a focus on renewable energy sources? This mythical-sounding place exists, and [...]

By | 2018-01-02T16:46:15+00:00 December 18th, 2017|

Where We Stand: Net Neutrality

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-14T13:24:18+00:00 December 14th, 2017|

Republic of Korea’s Highest Court Upholds Landmark KFTC Corrective Order in Support of FRAND

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-18T16:04:09+00:00 December 13th, 2017|
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