Bundling of RAND-committed patents

Bundling of RAND-committed patents

Anne Layne-Farrar, Michael A. Salinger
Antitrust & Competition | US antitrust

In this article published in Research Policy, the authors analyze whether a patent-owner can honor a (F)RAND commitment on a patent if it offers a license to that patent only in a bundle that also includes licenses to patents on which it has not made a (F)RAND commitment. They conclude that it can, but only if the royalty for the bundle does not exceed what would be a (F)RAND royalty for just the (F)RAND-committed patent. To read the article, click the link below. 

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