The Advocate General Wathelet renders his opinion and provides a fresh perspective on FRAND licenses (Huawei / ZTE)

The long-awaited Opinion delivered by Advocate General Wathelet on 20 November 2014 in the dispute opposing Huawei and ZTE (Case C-170/13) sheds a new and bright light on the legal landscape for injunctions in SEP-FRAND licensing contexts, provided the Court of Justice follows the Advocate General in its judgment for which we still have to wait patiently. The constellation: Technology owner "O" has committed under ETSI (or equivalent) rules to grant a license on FRAND terms to any user "U" of his technology in the event that his technology becomes essential to a standard. A standard to which the technology is essential is adopted. U plans to use the

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Bertold Bar-Bouyssi√®re, The Advocate General Wathelet renders his opinion and provides a fresh perspective on FRAND licenses (Huawei / ZTE), 20 November 2014, e-Competitions Intellectual property, Art. N° 70359

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