How German Patent Reform Could Benefit Innovative Small and Medium Enterprises

As the leading voice for small business innovators, ACT | The App Association works hard to bring the small business voice to legal and policy discussions about standard-essential patents (SEPs). Our goal is to create an environment that allows small businesses to contribute to and utilize standardized technologies. A balanced [...]

By |2020-01-14T14:08:07-05:00January 14th, 2020|Blog, European Union, FRAND, Patents|

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 |2018-12-07T13:39:29-05:00December 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 |2018-12-03T12:07:11-05:00December 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 |2018-10-02T10:23:47-05:00September 27th, 2018|Blog, Competition, FRAND, In the news, Spectrum, Tech Regulation|
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