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Japan to set guidelines on SEP licensing negotiations

Karry Lai, Hong Kong

An increase in IoT players needing standard-essential patents has spurred the JPO to set guidelines. But IP practitioners are concerned the guidelines may not provide enough flexibility in SEP negotiations and will lack clarity

Complications in the way that standard essential patents (SEPs) are being negotiated and the increase in players that will require SEPs in the IoT space are motivating the Japan Patent Office to set guidelines on how parties should go about...

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