SEPs In The Wake Of Qualcomm: 4 Patenting Issues

Law360 (September 3, 2019, 2:05 PM EDT) -- This article is the first in a series of articles that are designed to examine key standard-essential patent issues that are shaping the usage and treatment of SEPs now and for years to come. This article will cover the top four considerations when patenting standardized technologies; the second in the series will cover the top four considerations when seeking to enforce SEPs; and the third will cover the top four considerations when defending against SEP attacks.


As emerging standards, such as 5G, become increasingly adopted, the impact of SEPs will become even more significant. For example, obtaining a patent that is essential...

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