The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decides on the reasonableness of licensing royalty for standard-essential patents (Ericsson / D-Link)

Reasonableness Of Licensing Royalties Is On Trial As Courts And Standard-Setting Organizations Wrestle With Standard-Essential Patents* The ongoing battle over what constitutes a “reasonable” licensing royalty for standard-essential patents has now been joined by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit with its decision in Ericsson, Inc. v. D-Link Systems, Inc., concerning the alleged infringement of patents essential to the ubiquitous Wi-Fi networking technology. This definitional battle is also being fought in standard-setting organizations, such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (“IEEE”), the promulgator of Wi-Fi standards, which recently adopted a resolution that defines the calculation of

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  • Constantine Cannon (Washington)

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David Golden, The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit decides on the reasonableness of licensing royalty for standard-essential patents (Ericsson / D-Link), 4 December 2014, e-Competitions Intellectual property, Art. N° 70708

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