Commissioner Vestager claims royalties of $120 per smartphones due to threat of injunctions

Commissioner Vestager stuns Chillin’ Competition Conference audience by reffering to a disputed paper by former Intel Associate General Counsel and stating that ICT companies charge an average of $120 of royalties per smart phone - when the actual figure is about to $7; and by suggesting that they impose such high-rates by using the threat of injunctions - link to Speech

This past Monday November 21st in Brussels, Commissioner Vestager public speech referred to the old and inaccurate Intel/Wilmer Hale study claiming that found $120 as the total royalties cost of every smart phone.

This 2014 study was refuted on several occasions and more recently in the Harper paper of September 2016 (LINK) that puts annual licensing return from mobile market at $14.3 billion or just over $7 a phone. A more detailed article is available on IAM  here: http://www.iam-media.com/blog/detail.aspx?g=9f7979e6-cf6f-49a9-90b5-93e25cd05155

Topics: injunctions licensing-in Patent