EU Nudges High Court With Slap Of Motorola In Apple IP Case

Law360, New York (May 7, 2013, 8:17 PM EDT) -- In its preliminary complaint against Motorola Mobility Inc., the European Commission on Monday detailed for the first time its criteria for antitrust disputes involving standard-essential patents, an unusual move perhaps aimed at influencing the European Union's highest court, which is currently weighing the issue.

The antitrust watchdog offered significant new details about when it believes standard-essential patent holders should be barred from seeking injunctions over intellectual property they have agreed to license on fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory — or FRAND — terms. In its first SEP...
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