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

Public consultation on the Intellectual Property Enforcement Directive (IPRED)

EU Commissioner Bienkowska, responsible for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, answered a Parliamentary question by MEP Marc Tarabella (Socialist & Democrats political group) on the Intellectual Property Enforcement Directive: “the Digital Single Market Strategy announced the need to ensure that the Intellectual Property Enforcement Directive is made fit for purpose for the enforcement challenges raised by the Internet and the Commission will be consulting on this with a view to making appropriate proposals.”

The viability of FRAND policies: How the Seminal Microsoft Ruling Could Impact the Value of Standard Essential Patents and the Future of Telecom Standards

A paper of Bowman Heiden, from the Centre for Intellectual Property (CIP) in Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, addresses the viability of F/RAND policies to regulate the equilibrium between patent holdup and freeriding (or patent holdout) in the context of telecommunication standards and highlights the danger of the IEEE rules.