Swiss Tech Co., IP Firm Settle Patent Licensing Antitrust Fight

Law360 (September 28, 2020, 6:44 PM EDT) -- A California federal court dismissed a lawsuit from Swiss technology company U-blox accusing intellectual property manager Sisvel of violating antitrust law after the sides said they had reached a settlement and patent licensing agreement.

U.S. District Judge Janis L. Sammartino issued an order on Friday dismissing U-blox's complaint alleging that Sisvel used its monopoly over standard-essential patents for cellular technology to demand unreasonably high royalty rates, despite commitments to license its SEPs on fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory, or FRAND, terms.

U-blox said in a statement on Thursday that the companies have reached a worldwide, nonexclusive patent license agreement covering modules and...

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