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

EU IPR Helpdesk: Factsheet on Technology Licensing-in

Technological innovation is a key component for companies to face more and more increasing market competition. Indeed, since new products with new functions appear on the market on a regular basis, companies need to innovate by developing or acquiring technology.

Instead of investing in technology creation, it may make good business sense to use or adapt a technological solution developed by others. The process of acquiring the rights related to a third party’s technology through a licence agreement is indicated as technology licensing-in.

The fact sheet prepared by the EU IPR helpdesk analyses the most relevant issues related to technology licensing- in, giving readers an overview of the preliminary steps and practical suggestions to follow in order to get prepared for future negotiations.