Tuesday, February 14, 2017

New Dutch FRAND Case

On the EPLaw Blog today, Maurits Westerik has a write-up on a judgment published last Friday by the District Court of the Hague in Archos S.A. v. Koninklijke Philips N.V.  According to the post, the court concluded that the evidence did not show that the offer made by Philips was non-FRAND and that Archos's own offer was.  In particular, the court rejected Archos's arguments that Philips acted improperly by seeking to license its UMTS and LTE patent portfolios together, and that Philips's offer overestimated the share and quality of Philips's patents to the UMTS standard.  The post also links to the judgment itself, but most of it is in Dutch, which I can't read.  It would be great to have a translation into English, to help in better understanding some of the specifics.  

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