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|

Patents and the Public Interest: What Does the ITC Ruling Against Qualcomm Really Mean?

Earlier this fall, U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) Judge Thomas Pender issued a ruling in an ongoing dispute between Qualcomm and Apple over patent infringement. Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Thomas Pender’s Initial Determination found that while Apple may have infringed upon a patent owned by Qualcomm, he saw no merit [...]

By |2018-12-03T12:07:11+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Blog, Competition, FRAND, IoT, Open Standards, Patents|

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|
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