EU Update: One Year After SEP Communication, Where are We?

A year ago last week the European Commission published a Communication on the licensing of standard essential patents (SEPs).  It was an enlightened move to steer a fraught process that has been dogged by litigation, especially in the area of communications technologies. Lawsuits over the licensing of SEPs for communications [...]

By |2018-12-07T13:39:29+00:00December 7th, 2018|Blog, European Union, FRAND, Innovation and IP, IoT, Patents|

App Association Presents to Merchant Advisory Group on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

On July 24, 2018, the App Association's Graham Dufault and Brian Scarpelli presented on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to the Merchant Advisory Group (https://www.merchantadvisorygroup.org/home), an organization representing over 130 of the largest U.S. merchants which account for over $3.3 Trillion in annual sales at over 900,000 locations across [...]

By |2018-09-20T15:53:32+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Blog, European Union, Privacy, Tech Regulation|

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|

TL; DR: The GDPR is Coming and This Guide Will Help You Prepare

On May 25, 2018, the European Commission’s primary privacy rules, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will go into effect. This regulation will have far-reaching implications for every small business, corporation, or individual that handles the data of EU persons.  This regulation will impact you. That’s right. Unless you never, [...]

By |2018-09-20T16:33:24+00:00February 12th, 2018|Blog, European Union, News, Policy, Privacy|
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