LES WEBINAR BY SILICON VALLEY CHAPTER: FRAND LICENSING – DEVELOPMENTS AND PREDICTIONS
-Standards-enabled wireless connectivity is being ever more fully integrated into our products and devices, from cars to Bluetooth lightbulbs.
-Standard essential patents are typically subject to FRAND licensing requirements and in wireless are typically owned by telecommunications technology
- Uncertainties about FRAND play out in sometimes acrimonious licensing negotiations, and if those negotiations fail, expensive and often multi-
- The differences between the licensing practices of different industries, such as between telecommunications and automotive, add still more complications.
The panel will take stock of the latest global FRAND developments from the U.S., Europe and Asia and what they reveal about the future of FRAND licensing, including:
-Nokia and Daimler: A SEP owner takes on a major player in the automotive industry
-TCL v Ericsson appeal
-Qualcomm's FTC case appeal
-Unwired Planet and its UK Supreme Court appeal: how the UK approaches portfolio determination and FRAND injunctions
-German and French anti-anti-suit injunctions: Europe stakes out its territory