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|

Leading Businesses and Industry Bodies Launch a CEN-CENELEC Workshop to Agree on Best Practice Code for SEP Licensing in Europe

BERLIN: ACT | The App Association (ACT) and the Fair Standards Alliance (FSA) today established a CEN CENELEC Workshop to examine the licensing of Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) in Europe, in particular in the field of 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT). Delegates from a wide range of companies [...]

By |2018-02-12T11:44:26+00:00February 12th, 2018|Blog, European Union, Open Standards, Patents|

ACT in Financial Times – Upstream Players in the Internet of Things Seek to Double Dip

On Friday, the Financial Times published a letter from ACT president Morgan Reed on the escalating debate over standards essential patents and the internet of things (IoT)  in Europe. The letter is behind the paywall here, but you can read the full text below. Upstream Players in the Internet of [...]

By |2018-09-20T16:42:14+00:00July 28th, 2017|Blog, Competition, Open Standards, Patents|

Don’t Let Europe Turn its Back on Open Standards by Legalizing Patent Trolling

Europe has long been a leader in the development and deployment of both open standards as well as the technologies these standards drive. Everyone agrees that open standards play a critical role in interoperability, innovation, and competition. Open standards enabled me to build an ICT consulting firm in Alicante, Spain [...]

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