Tag: FRAND

InterDigital vs Xiaomi: An interesting case on Confidentiality Club in Standard Essential Patents Litigation

Recently, the Delhi High Court decided on a patent infringement suit filed by Interdigital Technology Corporation (“InterDigital”), a US-based mobile and video Research & Development company, against Xiaomi Corporation (“Xiaomi”), a China-based internet and telecommunication company. An interesting aspect that was put forth for the consideration of the single judge Bench of the Delhi High … Continue reading InterDigital vs Xiaomi: An interesting case on Confidentiality Club in Standard Essential Patents Litigation

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Patent License Dispute Between Ericsson And Samsung

Recently, Swedish telecom company Ericsson has filed a lawsuit in the US against South Korean company Samsung for breach of contractual commitments and failure to negotiate the patent licensing and payment terms in good faith, essentially under FRAND (Fair, Reasonable and Non-discriminatory) terms. In the suit, Ericsson is also looking for a declaratory ruling that … Continue reading Patent License Dispute Between Ericsson And Samsung

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Patent Wars And Frand Licensing

The smartphone industry nowadays is branded by a myriad of patents and its litigations in terms of infringement. Many lawsuits have been filed by Apple, HTC, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, and Samsung. The lawsuits span cross several courts and several jurisdictions and they often put Apple or Microsoft on one side of the war and Google’s … Continue reading Patent Wars And Frand Licensing

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Nokia And Apple Patents Licensing Tussle Gets Over: A New Collaboration Begins

Introduction After a patents row that escalated between Nokia and Apple in December last year and was settled in May. Nokia sues Apple for the infringement of several patents claiming that Apple has been using Nokia technologies without the proper licenses. Nokia says that the two companies have been able to reach an agreement over … Continue reading Nokia And Apple Patents Licensing Tussle Gets Over: A New Collaboration Begins

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India’s First Judgement on Standard Essential Patents

Introduction Our lives, nowadays, seem to revolve around devices; technological devices like computers, cell phones, more importantly smartphones using 3G/4G networks, and even the earphones and headphones and other music players through which we listen to music. For the proper functioning of the devices, they have to comply with certain standard. These standards may include … Continue reading India’s First Judgement on Standard Essential Patents

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Samsung Acquires Hera Wi-Fi Patents Through (Patent Troll?) Sisvel

Sisvel UK Limited (“Sisvel”) arranged and finalized a Wi-Fi patent license agreement between Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (“Samsung”) and Hera Wireless S.A. (“Hera”), on June 7, 2018. Hera is the wholly owned subsidiary of Sisvel International S.A., the holding company of the Sisvel Group. The Sisvel Group has companies in major countries across the world … Continue reading Samsung Acquires Hera Wi-Fi Patents Through (Patent Troll?) Sisvel

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Emerging Trends in IP

Intellectual Property has seen numerous modifications. Different Intellectual Properties have come about to exist, which some would say is the impact of IP Maximalism and some would regard them as a matter of necessity of changing times, which reminds me of Victor Hugo, he spoke in a speech and I quote, “no power on earth … Continue reading Emerging Trends in IP

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Frand-ing Licenses and Its Implication in Landmark Cases in India

Every day, a number of products are being invented all over the world, some cascading over the improvement of existing inventions, and the others, portraying a unique set of methods and products unknown to man at large. Simultaneously, there is an eruption of infringements that remain unnoticed or noticed following an incredulous load of proceedings … Continue reading Frand-ing Licenses and Its Implication in Landmark Cases in India

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Submission on SEPs and Their Availability Under FRAND Terms

Introduction This submission is with respect to the discussion paper published by DIPP on Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) and their availability under FRAND terms. As one of the prime objects of IP laws is to promote/establish a fair balance between IP protection and Public interest, it is becoming essential for the governing bodies to have … Continue reading Submission on SEPs and Their Availability Under FRAND Terms

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Xiaomi Injunction: Yet another injunction given too soon?

In CS(OS) 3775/2014, as we understand from multiple sources, Xiaomi has been injuncted from manufacturing its line of smartphones for it has been prima-facie found to be infringing on certain standard-essential patents of Ericsson. Although the order is not uploaded as yet, we understand that the patents used against Xiaomi, by Ericsson, are the same … Continue reading Xiaomi Injunction: Yet another injunction given too soon?

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