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|

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|

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|

The European Commission’s New Standard Essential Patents – Top Three Takeaways

On November 29, 2017, the European Commission (EC) issued a highly-anticipated Communication on the licensing practices for standard essential patents (SEPs). The EC issued the Communication to provide a “balanced, smooth and predictable framework for SEPs” that will contribute to “the development of the Internet of Things and harnessing Europe's lead [...]

By |2018-01-02T16:52:55+00:00January 2nd, 2018|Blog, European Union, Innovation and IP|
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