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Practitioners doubtful about practical application of Japan SEP guidelines

Karry Lai, Hong Kong


IP lawyers in Japan say the standard essential patent guidelines are a good start but will not have much case impact because they are not legally binding

The Japan Patent Office has released guidelines to licensing negotiations involving standard essential patents (SEPs).

Features of the guidelines, which were released last month, include royalty calculation methods and best practices for licensing negotiation methods such as good faith and...


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