Analysis

4 Things To Know About The Latest FRAND Rate-Setting Case

Law360, New York (January 4, 2018, 9:36 PM EST) -- A California federal judge added to case law on standard-essential patents late last month by holding that Ericsson did not offer to license its patents on reasonable terms, then becoming only the fourth U.S. judge to determine a royalty rate for essential patents. Here are four takeaways from the decision.

Owners of patents that are essential to industry standards, like those for 3G and 4G wireless technology in Ericsson's case, often commit to license them on terms that are fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory, or FRAND. What those terms mean is open to interpretation, and only a few judges have undertaken the...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS