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Complications and Quandaries in the ICT Sector: Standard Essential Patents and Competition Issues

Edited by:  Ashish Bharadwaj,  Vishwas H. Devaiah, Indranath Gupta

ISBN13: 9789811060106
Published: November 2017
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Country of Publication: Singapore
Format: Hardback
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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.With technology standards becoming increasingly common, particularly in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector, the complexities and contradictions at the interface of intellectual property law and competition law have emerged strongly.

This book talks about how the regulatory agencies and courts in the United States, European Union and India are dealing with the rising allegations of anti-competitive behaviour by standard essential patent (SEP) holders. It also discusses the role of standards setting organizations / standards developing organizations (SSO/SDO) and the various players involved in implementing the standards that influence practices and internal dynamics in the ICT sector.

This book includes discussions on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) licensing terms and the complexities that arise when both licensors and licensees of SEPs differ on what they mean by "fair", "reasonable" and "non-discriminatory" terms. It also addresses topics such as the appropriate royalty base, calculation of FRAND rates and concerns related to FRAND commitments and the role of Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in collaborative standard setting process. This book provides a wide range of valuable information and is a useful tool for graduate students, academics and researchers.

Subjects:
Competition Law, Intellectual Property Law
Contents:
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Technology Standards and Competition in the Mobile Industry by Kirti Gupta
Chapter 3. Standard Setting Organizations and Competition Laws: Lessons and Suggestions from the United States by Donald E. Knebel
Chapter 4. FRAND Commitments and Royalties for Standard Essential Patents by D. Scott Bosworth, Russell W. Mangum, Eric C. Matolo
Chapter 5. SSPPU: FRAND as Trust by Nicolas Petit
Chapter 6. FRAND Commitments in Patent Portfolio Licensing by Anne Layne-Farrar
Chapter 7. Calculating FRAND, Licensing fees: A proposal of basic pro-dynamic competition criteria by Gustavo Ghidini
Chapter 8. Current Issues in SEP Licensing in Europe: An EU Competition Law Perspective by Roberto Grasso
Chapter 9. Competition, Intellectual Property Rights and Collaboratively Set Standards: Federal Trade Commission Advocacy and Enforcement by John Dubiansky
Chapter 10. National Disparities and Standards-Essential Patents: Considerations for India by Jorge L. Contreras
Chapter 11. FRAND in India by Koren W. Wong-Ervin, Douglas H. Ginsburg, Bruce H. Kobayashi, and Joshua D. Wright.