The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit establishes a multi-factor framework to determine the appropriate royalty rates and ranges for standard-essential patents (Microsoft / Motorola)

Introduction In a decision written by Judge Marsha S. Berzon, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appels for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a first-of-its-kind district court judgment relating to royalty rates for standard-essential patents (SEP). As part of the standard setting process, many standards organizations require members who hold patents necessary to implement a given standard to commit to license those patents on reasonable and non-discriminatory terms (RAND). Because inclusion in a standard can increase the importance and value of a patent, parties often differ on what constitutes a reasonable royalty. In this case, district court Judge James Robarts of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington established a multi-factor framework to determine the

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Daniel Powers, The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit establishes a multi-factor framework to determine the appropriate royalty rates and ranges for standard-essential patents (Microsoft / Motorola), 30 juillet 2015, e-Competitions July 2015, Art. N° 93139

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