Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Shenzhen Court to Set Global FRAND Rate

I learned this morning that the Shenzhen Intermediate People's Court has announced that it will determine a global FRAND rate in a dispute between Sharp and Oppo, apparently at the request of the implementer (Oppo).  Reports by Michael Renaud, James Wodarski, and Mathew Galica are available on National Law Review and also here, and also a story by Bing Zhao is said to be available on IAM here (behind a paywall, so I haven't been able to access this myself).  According to Renaud et al., the dispute involves 3G, 4G, and WLAN standards, and the court explained that "SEP licensing disputes do not fall into typical contract or infringement disputes, making it necessary to consider a wide range of factors when determining whether jurisdiction is appropriate."  The report also states that Sharp can appeal.

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