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Ericsson Ruling Provides Guidance On FRAND Royalty Rates

Law360, New York (January 12, 2018, 5:11 PM EST) -- On Nov. 8, 2017, Judge James Selna of the U.S. District Court in the Central District of California issued a decision (published later on Dec. 21) in TCL v. Ericsson determining fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory (FRAND) royalty rates for Ericsson’s standard-essential patent (SEP) portfolios for the 2G, 3G and 4G cellular standards. Not only does this decision establish the FRAND royalty rate for a major licensor’s cellular SEP portfolios, but it also lays out an economic framework for determining FRAND royalty rates that may be used by...
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