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SEP update: Landmark TCL v Ericsson FRAND ruling; DOJ shifts stance; Samsung infringes Huawei patents in China

Michael Loney, New York


The fourth US bench trial to determine a FRAND royalty is the first to use a top-down approach, and has parallels to the UK’s Unwired Planet decision. Managing IP also reports on a possible change in the Department of Justice's approach to SEPs and analyses Huawei's win over Samsung in China

Judge James Selna of the Central District of California gave patent practitioners some holiday reading on December 21 when the public version of his fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) determination in TCL v Ericsson was released.

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