The Indian Competition Authority orders investigation against Swedish telecom provider for abusing its dominant position in determining royalty under FRAND terms (Micromax Informatics / Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson)

Background In a recent matter, Micromax Informatics Limited vs Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ), the Competition Commission of India has ordered an investigation by DG competition against Ericsson for abusing its dominant position in determining royalty under the FRAND terms. Micromax in its complaint under sec 19(1)(a) of the Competition Act, 2002 alleged that Ericsson was demanding unfair, discriminatory and exorbitant royalty for its patents regarding GSM technology. It was alleged that the royalty demanded by Ericsson was excessive when compared to royalties charged by other patentees for patents similar or comparable to the patents held by Ericsson. Facts After repeated demands of securing the licenses of patents ― which Micromax had allegedly infringed ― on Fair,

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Vikas Kathuria, The Indian Competition Authority orders investigation against Swedish telecom provider for abusing its dominant position in determining royalty under FRAND terms (Micromax Informatics / Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson), 12 novembre 2013, e-Competitions November 2013, Art. N° 62858

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