FTC v. Qualcomm – The Big Tech Antitrust Case Nobody’s Talking About

While big press outlets focus on major investigations into Google and Facebook, a more consequential and farther-reaching case is about to reach a critical stage. In a briefing hosted by ACT | The App Association last week, congressional staff heard from a variety of stakeholders who cautioned that a Qualcomm [...]

By |2020-02-06T17:16:38-05:00February 7th, 2020|Blog, Competition, Courts, FRAND|

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|
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