CRA consultants assist in UK litigation over FRAND rates for SEPs used in mobile handsets


CRA’s Olga Ukhaneva and her team assisted counsel at a Global 200 law firm working on behalf of its client, one of the leading global manufacturers of mobile handsets, with a high profile intellectual property litigation filed in the High Court of Justice in the United Kingdom.

The CRA team consulted counsel and its client in the areas of economics of standardization and telecommunication standards, valuation of standard essential patents (SEPs), and determination of fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms and rates. As part of this assignment, the CRA team reviewed and identified conceptual and econometric flaws in a hedonic regression model proposed by claimants’ expert to estimate the incremental value to consumers of 3G, 4G, and 5G telecommunications standards for mobile handsets for the purpose of determining the UK and global FRAND rates for certain 3G, 4G, and 5G SEPs.

A team of CRA consultants, including Michal Malkiewicz and Nadia Soboleva supported Dr. Ukhaneva in providing economic, econometric, and industry expertise and analyses.