How The Shrimp Peelers Cases Could Inform FRAND

Law360, New York (October 24, 2012, 1:15 PM EDT) -- What does the Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. trial have in common with shrimp peeling? Perhaps more than one might expect. One interesting part of that massive patent case involved patents that Samsung had committed to license on fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory (FRAND) terms. Samsung made this FRAND licensing commitment as a result of its participation in a standards setting organization, or SSO.


FRAND licensing commitments are relatively common, particularly in industries like wireless where standardized technology is crucial for interoperability. These commitments...
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