• Federal Court Enjoins ITC Complainant from Enforcing Standards-Essential Patent that Was the Subject of “RAND” Licensing Commitments
  • May 31, 2013
  • Law Firm: Alston Bird LLP - Atlanta Office
  • Over the last several years, the licensing and enforcement of standards-essential patents has become an important issue in patent infringement litigation and among antitrust enforcers. Because SEPs can, in some circumstances, give the patent owner the potential power to block or “hold-up” implementation and adoption of important industry standards, SEPs implicate legal and public policy issues in the overlapping spheres of antitrust and intellectual property law.