The Eastern District Court of Texas is Trying to Go Cray on Google

Intellectual property (IP), including patents, is the lifeblood of our industry. Obtaining IP rights is only half the battle for our small company members; they also bear the burden of fending off infringement claims, including tenuous ones, in distant courts.  This phenomenon is especially prevalent in the patent space, which [...]

By |2018-09-20T15:52:21+00:00August 29th, 2018|Blog, Courts, Innovation and IP, Patents|

Statement by ACT | The App Association on the European Commission’s Announcement of the Expert Group on Standard Essential Patents

The European Commission announced their establishment of a 15-person expert group to consider the value and licensing practices for standard essential patents. ACT | The App Association President Morgan Reed offered the following statement in support of the creation of the expert group. "We welcome the creation of a European [...]

By |2018-07-06T08:14:48+00:00July 5th, 2018|European Union, Patents|

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|

PaTENt MILLION: Celebrating Ten Million Ideas and the Importance of Intellectual Property

Today the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) celebrates the issuance of their 10 millionth patent. That’s seven zeros and a whole lot of creativity. USPTO calls this feat a “milestone of human ingenuity” – we call it the representation of American leadership in the promotion of art and [...]

By |2018-09-20T16:01:56+00:00June 19th, 2018|Blog, Innovation and IP, Patents|

Leading Businesses and Industry Bodies Launch a CEN-CENELEC Workshop to Agree on Best Practice Code for SEP Licensing in Europe

BERLIN: ACT | The App Association (ACT) and the Fair Standards Alliance (FSA) today established a CEN CENELEC Workshop to examine the licensing of Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) in Europe, in particular in the field of 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT). Delegates from a wide range of companies [...]

By |2018-02-12T11:44:26+00:00February 12th, 2018|Blog, European Union, Open Standards, Patents|
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