July 29, 2021

How IP rights keep markets free

Jonathan M. Barnett, Professor at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, and Contributor at Forum for Intellectual Property, Hudson Institute, analyses in his […]
July 29, 2021

Efficient infringement of SEPs

When looking at recent case law of courts in the EU involving SEPs, one cannot help noticing that an increasing number of cases involve parties that […]
July 22, 2021

Who really represents app developers?

ACT | The App Association has long positioned itself as representing the interest of the makers of apps. It claims to represent more than 5,000 app […]
July 20, 2021

World IP Day 2021: How can policymakers best support innovative European SMEs?

IP Europe co-hosted an informal webinar on World IP Day on 26 April 2021 featuring innovative SMEs from the telecommunications, wireless charging technology, and IOT sectors.  The event […]
July 15, 2021

The surprising position of the US standards-accrediting body on openness and fairness in standards setting

In May 2021, two similar standards-related pieces of legislation were introduced in the U.S. Senate and discussed in committee. The unnamed bills were proposed by Sen. Chris […]
July 13, 2021

Are SEPs a “free lunch”?

There’s an old adage that “there is no such thing as a free lunch” meaning that is impossible to get something for nothing.  However, when it comes […]
July 8, 2021

Essentiality assessments: Who should pay for essentiality assessments?

As noted in an earlier post, recently IAM Magazine published an article by Ruud Peters and Nikolaus Thumm entitled “A six-point plan for a new approach to assessing […]
July 6, 2021

Essentiality assessments: Incentives

Recently, IAM Magazine published an article by Ruud Peters and Nikolaus Thumm entitled “A six-point plan for a new approach to assessing SEP essentiality”.  The authors proposed six core […]
July 1, 2021

FSA, ACT recycle their old lobbying arguments

The FSA, ACT, and several other Big Tech associations have sent a letter and position paper to the Biden Administration’s new Attorney General, Merrick Garland.  They advance […]