New Vlog: Regulatory Update with Brian Scarpelli

Congress may be back from August recess, but US Federal agencies never left! Check out our regulatory update on what the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have been up to all summer (and what we expect to come) [...]

By |2018-10-02T10:23:47+00:00September 27th, 2018|Blog, Competition, FRAND, In the news, Spectrum, Tech Regulation|

USITC Considers the Qualcomm v. Apple Patent Case: The Possibility of a New and Troubling Precedent

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) was recently tapped to hear the ongoing spat between two of the world’s leading tech companies to determine whether Apple infringed three patents owned by chipmaker Qualcomm. It’s easy to view this dispute as another instance of tech giants duking it out over [...]

By |2018-09-20T15:58:39+00:00June 26th, 2018|Blog, Courts, FRAND, Patents|

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 |2018-09-20T16:35:00+00:00December 13th, 2017|Blog, Courts, FRAND, Innovation and IP, Patents|

Don’t Let Europe Turn its Back on Open Standards by Legalizing Patent Trolling

Europe has long been a leader in the development and deployment of both open standards as well as the technologies these standards drive. Everyone agrees that open standards play a critical role in interoperability, innovation, and competition. Open standards enabled me to build an ICT consulting firm in Alicante, Spain [...]