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Standards, Patents and Transparency
 |  May 18, 2021

By Dr. Kirti Gupta & Fabian Gonell*   In recent years, the widespread success enjoyed by some technology standards, especially wireless cellular standards, have led policy makers to pay closer…

SEP Expert Group Report: A Look Into the IoT Future of SEP Licensing
 |  May 4, 2021

By Igor Nikolic* & Niccolò Galli†   The EU Institutions have been interested in improving the predictability, reliability and transparency of the standard-essential patent (“SEP”) licensing framework, as evidenced by…

Features of Procompetitive Collaborations in the Life Sciences
 |  Mar 23, 2021

By Andrew C. Finch & Stefan Geirhofer1   Antitrust and patent law have complementary objectives: both are “aimed at encouraging innovation, industry and competition.”2  Abraham Lincoln once observed that an…

DOJ Reaffirms Borders on Antitrust-IP Intersection
 |  Oct 4, 2020

By James F. Rill, John M. Taladay & Stacy L. Turner (Baker Botts)*   The Antitrust Division has taken definitive steps in the past several years to delineate the relationship…

Comparable Agreements and the “Top-Down” Approach to FRAND Royalties Determination
 |  Jul 21, 2020

By Haris Tsilikas, LLM (Max Planck Institute)1   I. Introduction The development of innovative standards hinges on a vibrant ecosystem of standardization inducing private investment by allowing contributors to earn…

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