A new study from Timothy Simcoe and Qing Zhang examines impact of Standard Setting Organization (SSO) intellectual property rights (IPR) policies on standardization and innovation. The authors "interpret these findings as evidence that any link between IPR policies, innovation, and SSO participation is much weaker than purely theoretical arguments to [...]
ACT | The App Association Applauds the Department of Justice Restoring 2015 Business Review Letter Interpretation
(WASHINGTON, DC) April 15, 2021- Today, ACT | The App Association released a statement regarding the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) restoration of its 2015 Business Review Letter supporting key clarifications on standard-essential patent (SEP) licensing issues made by the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA): “The App Association welcomes the DOJ [...]
ACT | The App Association Statement on the Report of the European Commission’s Expert Group on Standard-Essential Patents
(Brussels) 10 February 2021 – Today, ACT | The App Association released a statement on behalf of chairperson Mike Sax on the release of the European Commission’s (EC) Expert Group Report on Standard-Essential Patents (SEP): “Unfortunately, today’s release of the Expert Group’s report confirmed what we long expected. The findings [...]
Forty-one organizations expressed their support for IEEE-SA’s patent policy in a letter to the standards organization. The 2015 IEEE-SA policy change is the prime example of a standard setting organization demonstrating leadership in providing clarity on the meaning of fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) commitments to make access to key [...]
On February 3, 2021, ACT | The App Association and a number of other organizations sent a letter to House and Senate Committees regarding abuse of standard-essential patents and potential Congressional Action. To read the full text of the letter, click here.
Recommendations to the Biden-Harris Administration on Standard-Essential Patent Licensing Policy Priorities and Actions
On January 13, 2021, ACT | The App Association and other organizations sent a memo of recommendations to the Biden-Harris Administration regarding possible policy priorities and actions the new administration can take to curb abuse of standard-essential patent licensing. To read the full memo, click here.
On the Policy@Intel blog, Intel's Greg Slater, Vice-President, Policy and Technical Affairs, and Earl Nied, Program Director, Standards and Intellectual Property Rights, debunks the myth that there is a distinction between innovator companies that invent technologies for inclusion in standards and implementer companies that build standards-compliant products. Read more here
Thomas Cotter, the Briggs and Morgan professor of law at the University of Minnesota Law School and an Innovators Network Foundation intellectual property fellow, analyzes the latest update on standards essential patent remedies policy by the U.S. Department of Justice, Patent and Trademark Office, and National Institute of Standards and [...]
Innovators Network Fellow and Rutgers Law School Professor Michael A. Carrier takes issue with the new joint statement on Standard–Essential Patents, saying the statement’s generalities do not meaningfully assist courts and other policymakers on patent holdup issues. Further, a series of omissions and strawmen make the statement less balanced and [...]
ACT | The App Association Statement Regarding DOJ/USPTO/NIST 2019 Policy Statement on Remedies for Standard-Essential Patents
(WASHINGTON, DC) December 19, 2019– Today, ACT | The App Association released a statement from president Morgan Reed regarding a new policy statement from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) regarding remedies for standard-essential patents (SEPs) subject [...]