Iancu Emphasizes Good Faith In FRAND Negotiations Policy

Law360 (September 11, 2019, 9:25 PM EDT) -- The director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office told a conference that any new measure addressing patent licensing negotiations in the wake of uncertainty over an Obama-era policy on standard-essential patents should be made in "good faith." 

At a speech in Belgium to a standard-essential patent conference on Tuesday, USPTO Director Andrei Iancu said that his office is still mulling over whether to keep a 2013 policy statement discouraging patent holders from using injunctions and import bans to enforce SEPs after the U.S. Department of Justice decided to drop its support for the policy late last year.

While the USPTO...

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