The EU Commission, the Smartphone Combatants, and their Interplay on SEP and FRAND

On the ksnh::law blog we just issued a series of two postings titled "EU Commission’s Approach to Standard-essential Patents and FRAND sharpened by ‘Smartphone War’" to explain the political attitude and legal initiatives of the EU Commission (part 1) and the way the various smartphone combatants follow their not at all altruistic tactics in this regard (part 2). In these articles we look at how the various players of the so called 'smartphone war' trigger the EU Commission's antitrust policy aiming at keeping technological markets defined by standards freely accessible by FRAND commitments of proprietors of standard-essential patents. On the other hand side, the bitterly competing tech giants involved are very tactically trying to utilize the EU Commission's ability and willingness (see e.g ...Zum vollständigen Artikel

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