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 Antitrust Division’s decision to restore the 2015 Business Review Letter in support of IEEE-SA’s efforts to clarify its patent policy by clarifying and strengthening its fair, reasonable, and […]


TCL Communications v. Ericsson

Published: December 21, 2017

On December 21, 2017, Judge James Selna of the Central District of California issued a highly anticipated decision in the TCL Communications v. Ericsson case, which addresses the ambiguity surrounding the calculation of fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) royalty rates for standard-essential patents (SEPs). Despite several rulings in international courts and in the Eastern District of Texas, Judge Selna issued a precedent-setting decision that implements a “top-down” approach to calculating royalty rates for SEPs […]


Unwired Planet v. Huawei: FRAND Injunction

On June 7, 2017, Judge Birss of the United Kingdom High Court of Justice (the Court) enforced its injunction against Huawei. Initially, the Court imposed the injunction because it ruled that Huawei did not seek a license for Unwired Planet’s standard essential patents under fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms. The ruling at bar is an outgrowth of Judge Birss’s 163-page opinion describing Huawei’s violations in extraordinary detail.

In the instant action, Huawei attempted to proffer a […]