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Google and telecoms mergers on the agenda at GCR Live TMT

Google and telecoms mergers on the agenda at GCR Live TMT

Premium 23 April 2014

Members of DG Comp, and various industry representatives, including an officer from a company that has been a vocal critic of Google, are on the bill for GCR Live’s 3rd Annual Telecoms, Media & Technology in London on 26 June – which will look at both specific cases, and broader questions of policy.

New patent laws “drastically undermine” holders’ rights, says Qualcomm counsel

Premium 26 March 2014

US patent reform legislation was arrived at without proper consensus and overshoots the mark in regulating the enforceability of patent violations, says Qualcomm’s vice president and counsel.

Hesse: Both sides bear the burden of reaching agreements on FRAND

Hesse: Both sides bear the burden of reaching agreements on FRAND

Premium 25 March 2014

The obligation to agree on a fair and reasonable payment to license a patent deemed essential to a technological standard should fall to both the owner of the patent and the potential licensee incorporating that patent into a product, a senior US Department of Justice official said today. Ron Knox at GCR Live in Washington, DC.

Standard-setting bodies crucial to solving FRAND battles, DoJ official says

Premium 25 March 2014

A senior US Department of Justice official says the industry organisations that collectively set technological standards used in computers, smartphones and other electronics are best placed to police pledges by their members to license essential patents on fair and reasonable terms. Ron Knox at GCR Live in Washington, DC.

GCR Live looks forward to IP and Antitrust conference

GCR Live looks forward to IP and Antitrust conference

Premium 20 March 2014

Issues of injunctive relief, remedies, and hold-out tactics are due to get an airing at GCR Live IP and Antitrust in Washington, DC next week. 

Slow and steady enforcement gets the vote at GCR Live

Premium 10 March 2014

The audience and judges at a Oxford-Union style debate last week backed arguments that emerging competition authorities should go after easy targets to deter more serious anti-competitive activity. 

SAIC: transparency and fairness a top priority

SAIC: transparency and fairness a top priority

Premium 07 March 2014

China’s State Administration for Industry & Commerce is dedicated to procedural fairness and transparency, but lawyers will have to give it more time to get things right as it is a maturing enforcer, a leading SAIC official said today.

Panel attacks China’s “intrusive” hold separate remedies

Panel attacks China’s “intrusive” hold separate remedies

Premium 07 March 2014

China’s unique hold separate provisions are burdensome for merging parties and the agency itself, but may be the only option according to competition practitioners. 

Multinationals fighting perception over Asian distribution

Multinationals fighting perception over Asian distribution

Premium 07 March 2014

Large international companies face many distribution issues across Asia, not least understanding the disparate attitudes to vertical agreements in each jurisdiction and their effects on businesses.

Chinese courts “unexpectedly sophisticated” in patent cases

Chinese courts “unexpectedly sophisticated” in patent cases

Premium 07 March 2014

China’s judiciary is “much more sophisticated than one would expect,” in dealing with a number of “novel and interesting” standard-essential patent cases currently under review, says a leading Chinese lawyer.