The US District Court Western District of Washington sets FRAND royalty rates and range for standard-essential patents following a suit claiming that an undertaking’s offer to license Wi-Fi and video compression was too high (Microsoft / Motorola)

WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON SETS FRAND ROYALTY RATES AND RANGE FOR SEPS* Last week in Microsoft v. Motorola, the U.S. District Court Western District of Washington became the first U.S. court to set fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND or RAND) royalty rates and range for standard-essential patents (SEPs). See Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law, Microsoft v. Motorola, 2:10-cv-01823-JLR (W.D. Wash. Apr. 25, 2013). The suit stems from Microsoft’s allegation that Motorola’s offers to license certain Wi-Fi and video compression SEPs was too high and therefore violated Motorola’s contractual RAND commitments. This issue is arising with

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Stefan M. Meisner, The US District Court Western District of Washington sets FRAND royalty rates and range for standard-essential patents following a suit claiming that an undertaking’s offer to license Wi-Fi and video compression was too high (Microsoft / Motorola), 25 April 2013, e-Competitions April 2013, Art. N° 93428

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