A US District Court determines the RAND licensing rate per Wi-Fi chip while considering related issues such as hold-up, royalty stacking and reverse hold-up (Innovatio)

The second judicial determination of F/RAND rates* On 27 September 2013 the second judicial determination – after Judge Robart’s ruling in Microsoft v Motorola – on F/RAND royalty rates was handed down by Judge Holderman. Innovatio IP Ventures LLC owns several patents essential to the 802.11 standard, i.e. Wi-Fi, and had originally filed a lawsuit against several respondents like coffee shops, restaurants and hotels using wireless internet access internally or offering it to customers. This was followed by a suits seeking declaratory judgment against a number of manufacturers of electronic devices, like Motorola, Hewlett-Packard and NetGear. These respondents allege that no infringement took place and that Innovatio’s patents were invalid. Innovatio in turn claimed that the plaintiff’s

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Nicole Daniel, A US District Court determines the RAND licensing rate per Wi-Fi chip while considering related issues such as hold-up, royalty stacking and reverse hold-up (Innovatio), 27 September 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin September 2013, Art. N° 63559

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