Antitrust

Confusion over U.S. government agencies' positions on antitrust aspects of standard-essential patents: 2019, 2021 DOJ-USPTO-NIST statements tossed; Commissioner Wilson distances herself from Chair Khan's submission to ITC

26 days ago   |   By FOSS Patents

Almost mid-way into President Joe Biden's term, his Administration is unable to take clear and official positions on the antitrust aspects of standard-essential patent licensing and enforcement. Two things happened yesterday that involve a total of four agencies-the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice , the United States Patent and Trademark Office , the National Institute of Standards and Technology , and the Federal Trade Commission : At a Concurrences webinar, IP & Antitrust: Hot Issues 2nd Edition (in which I participated as a panelist, which I rarely do), FTC Commissioner...
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Nokia filed standard-essential patent cases against OPPO in Finland and Sweden, and confirms Chinese antitrust agency sent questionnaire to them and other SEP holders

26 days ago   |   By FOSS Patents

It's a very significant setback for implementers of standard-essential patents that three U.S. government agencies neither agreed on a new SEP policy nor reinstated the Obama Administration's licensee-friendly policy position. Companies like Apple- whose motion to stay Ericsson's assertions of three 5G SEPs in the Eastern District of Texas was denied and left the judge puzzled by Apple's "hot-then-cold" positions -had hoped to use a trend reversal in the U.S. as they are trying to persuade courts and policy makers in other jurisdictions to weaken SEP enforcement. At the moment, China is...
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