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In-house roundup: Global FRAND rate disagreements; unitary SPC administration; patent pools delay 4k; patents for machine inventors

Managing IP rounds up the latest news and analysis from in-house counsel in patent-focused businesses

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Global FRAND rate is tool to “sell patents unreasonably”

Huawei, Nokia and other SEP-focused firms speak on the authority of UK courts to set a global rate, how to set FRAND rates and whether arbitration could be a better solution to disputes. Read More... 

Unitary SPCs must be administered by the right body say innovators

Confo Therapeutics, UCB and Valneva say unitary SPCs could help solve some of the problems in the SPC system, but disagree on whether the proposed right should be given to the EPO or put elsewhere. Read more...

Patent pool pricing doubts delayed HD video tech rollout says general counsel

A senior in-house lawyer from a global media company on how a lack of pricing transparency from HEVC compression tech licensing platforms stalled the launch of 4k-enabled discs and streaming in the video content industry. Read more...

Can a machine patent an invention?

With AI patents increasing 400% over the past decade, businesses, regulators and philosophers ask where AI inventions will go next and how best to answer ethical questions of ownership and liability. Read more...







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