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ITU discusses on Standard Essential Patents

The ITU (International Telecommunication Union) has for the first time organized a public event to discuss the tensions on the interplay of IPR and standards. The ITU is a UN agency which is among other standard projects responsible for the … Continue reading

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EC Opens Antitrust Investigation on Samsung

Just yesterday (January 31st) the European Commission announced in a press release to open a formal investigation on Samsung’s filed injunctions on standard essential patents. Samsung made injunctions against a number of competitors, among others Apple Inc. The Commission now … Continue reading

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Patent Trolls fight the ones that can’t fight back. Why we are all infringing WiFi patents!

Most recently a small non-producing-entity (NPE) called Innovation IP has acquired a patent portfolio that covers WiFi implementations. Following the patent troll business, one would expect Innovation IP to sue manufacturing companies like component producers or OEMs. But following the … Continue reading

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