INSIGHT: New Statement on Standard-Essential Patents Relies on Omissions, Strawmen, Generalities

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 reasonable than the document it replaced.

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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 to voluntary fair, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory (F/RAND) commitments:

“We are disappointed today’s policy statement from DOJ, USPTO, and NIST does not go far enough in protecting small […]


IoT Innovators Send Strong Message in Support for Reform of Germany’s Automatic Injunctions Law

Berlin, October 1st 2019 – Companies at the forefront of the Internet of Things (IoT) met with policymakers, academics and patent lawyers in Berlin on Monday to support much needed reforms to the rules governing the licensing of standard essential patents (SEPs), underway in Germany at the moment.

The half-day workshop entitled: German Leadership in Standard Essential Patents & FRAND Licensing, included executives from several industries involved in the development of IoT technologies, including the auto and auto parts sectors.

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ACT | The App Association Statement on Appeals Court Granting Partial Stay in Qualcomm Antitrust Case

(WASHINGTON, DC) August 23, 2019–Today, ACT | The App Association released a statement from president Morgan Reed in response to the federal appeals court ruling that granted a partial stay of the sweeping antitrust judgment against Qualcomm.

“It’s a disappointing decision, but we’re confident that the courts will see through the absurdity of Qualcomm’s arguments in the end. Qualcomm has run a decades-long anticompetitive bait-and-switch scheme that has decimated the American wireless equipment industry and gift-wrapped the 5G market […]