How will the patent law community overcome the disruptive effects that the UK withdrawal from the European Union will produce on both the territorial scope of unitary patent protection and on the Unified Patent Court as a court common to EU member states? Also in this month’s issue of IP Literature Watch, we summarize papers about antitrust and IP in the United States and EU; the growth in patenting in high-tech areas such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence and software; and present a chapter from a forthcoming book on patent remedies that explores FRAND commitments in the context of damages and the effect of competition law.
License to all or access to all? A law and economics assessment of standard development organizations’ licensing rules
Should FRAND commitments be interpreted to require licensing all comers or could access to standards can be achieved through other, less rigid means?