• Efficient Infringement and the Undervaluation of Standard-Essential Patents
  • November 14, 2016 | Authors: Sandra J. Badin; Michael T. Renaud; James Wodarski
  • Law Firm: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. - Boston Office
  • Faced with the growing problem of efficient infringement and the difficulty of obtaining adequate protection from the courts, US owners of standard-essential patents need to develop creative strategies to protect the value of their rights.

    In a comprehensive article, published as a feature in Intellectual Asset Management magazine, several Mintz Levin attorneys discuss the extent of the growing problem, the courts’ focus on “patent hold-up, not hold-out” (including analysis of Microsoft v. Motorola, CSIRO v. Cisco, Certain 3G Mobile Handsets, and Certain Wireless Devices with 3G and/or 4G Capabilities), the implications for moving forward, and some thoughts on strategy to overcome efficient infringement. IAM | Sept/Oct 2016: “Efficient infringement and the undervaluation of standard-essential patents”

    A sidebar in the article points out that in dealing recently with the issue of patent hold-out, European courts appear to be demonstrating a better understanding of the issue and the threat it poses.