Topic: FRAND

German court refers Nokia/Daimler patent dispute to ECJ

A German court has referred multiple questions on the application of EU abuse of dominance rules in Nokia’s high-profile patent dispute with Daimler to the European Court of Justice.

27 November 2020

China updates IPR competition regulations

China’s competition watchdog has published updated regulations that prohibit the abuse of intellectual property rights to exclude or restrict competition, with the new rules now applying to both price and non-price conduct.

06 November 2020

Avanci and SEP-holders secure dismissal of Continental's FRAND suit

Continental Automotive Systems has failed to adequately allege that a group of standard-essential patent holders and their licensing agent violated federal antitrust law by refusing to license certain technology on fair terms, a Texas federal court has ruled.

14 September 2020

DOJ encourages IEEE to consider policy change

The Department of Justice’s antitrust division has encouraged a standard-setting organisation to consider changing its policies to make it easier for patent holders to pursue injunctive relief against unwilling licensees.

11 September 2020

UK Supreme Court hands Unwired Planet major win in FRAND dispute

The UK’s highest court has confirmed that Unwired Planet did not abuse its dominance when it sought an injunction against Huawei’s use of its standard-essential patents.

26 August 2020

German court declines to refer FRAND dispute to ECJ

A German court has dismissed a Federal Cartel Office request to ask the European Court of Justice for a preliminary ruling on abuse of dominance in a patent law context, instead ruling that Daimler infringed Nokia’s mobile phone patent.

19 August 2020

China publishes four antitrust guidelines

China’s competition watchdog has published long-awaited antitrust guidelines on leniency, commitments, intellectual property rights and the automotive sector.

17 August 2020

FTC chair Simons not recused from next Qualcomm steps

Federal Trade Commission chair Joseph Simons is no longer recused from the agency’s monopolisation case against Qualcomm, according to an FTC spokesperson.

14 August 2020

Ninth Circuit provides Qualcomm resounding reversal

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has reversed a lower court’s finding that Qualcomm’s licensing practices violated federal antitrust law.

12 August 2020

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