A detailed examination by the twoBirds Pattern team of the 3G and 4G standard essential patents licensed through Avanci indicates that the platform is the dominant player in both markets

http://www.twobirds.com/en/patenthub/shared/articles/2020/global/avancis-share-of-mobile-seps-far-higher-than-previously-reported

A detailed examination of the 3G and 4G standard essential patents licensed through Avanci indicates that the platform is the dominant player in both markets.

05 October 2020

The end of the road for SSPPU and the license point argument?

http://www.twobirds.com/en/patenthub/shared/articles/2020/global/the-end-of-the-road-for-ssppu-and-the-license-point-argument

With the rise of IoT and, in particular, the increased importance of vehicle connectivity, the last few years have seen an increase in arguments that the licence point and royalty basis for telecoms Standard Essential Patents ("SEP") should be at the ...

03 September 2020

Who is leading 5G development? – 2020 update

http://www.twobirds.com/en/patenthub/shared/articles/2020/global/who-is-leading-5g-development-2020-update

The twoBirds Pattern team (Bird & Bird’s patent intelligence offering) have published a new infographic on the difficulties in charting the leadership of companies in the 5G Standard Essential Patent (SEP) industry.

01 September 2020

UK Supreme Court rules on FRAND approach in Unwired Planet and Conversant

http://www.twobirds.com/en/patenthub/shared/articles/2020/uk/uk-supreme-court-rules-on-frand-approach-in-unwired-planet-and-conversant

The long awaited decision from the UK Supreme Court was handed down on 26 August 2020. Lord Hodge gave the summary of the judgment by video: it can be seen here . A 54 page judgment has been handed down.

26 August 2020

Another FRAND CJEU referral? Don't bet on it.

http://www.twobirds.com/en/patenthub/shared/articles/2020/uk/another-frand-cjeu-referral-don't-bet-on-it

Germany's Federal Cartel Office has taken the unusual step of suggesting that first instance courts hearing ten Nokia v Daimler cases make a reference to the CJEU. Some have speculated that this intervention means that a reference is now all but inevitable. ...

12 August 2020