Injunctions For FRAND-Licensed Patents: Debate Continues

Law360, New York (October 10, 2012, 2:24 PM EDT) -- Commonly adopted technical standards promote efficiency and compatibility between products and components from different companies. For instance, the H.264 (MPEG-4) standard governs video compression. High-definition digital television, video cameras and Blu-ray players and recorders rely on H.264 to ensure interoperability. Often, technical standards are developed in the context of a collaboration of industry players within a standard setting organization (“SSO”). In order to deal with patents of its member companies that potentially could encumber the industry standard, SSOs typically require their members to disclose potentially relevant...
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