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Publications: FRAND access regimes in European law. Webinar slides presented by Mathew Heim.
Inspired by the on-going debate on dominant digital platforms, this webinar explored European policy and legislation based on ‘fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory’ (FRAND) terms used to ensure access to inputs or technologies considered to be critical. Based on 4iP Council's paper, co-authored with Dr Igor Nikolic and also published in JIPITEC, May 2019, the webinar will drew conclusions on the function and meaning of FRAND in Europe.
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4iP News: JIPITEC selects two 4iP Council papers for its 10 year edition, just published
'A FRAND Regime for Dominant Digital Platforms' and 'Evaluating the EC Private Data Sharing Principles: Setting a Mantra for Artificial Intelligence Nirvana?', papers commissioned by 4iP Council, appear in the latest issue of the Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Electronic Commerce Law (JIPITEC).
Research: Economic efficiency and field-of-use pricing of SEP licences under FRAND terms
by Dr Eskil Ullberg, PhD, Adjunct Professor, George Mason University, Virginia, USA and Head of the Trade in Ideas Program, Institute of Management of Innovation and Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
This summary paper is concerned with patented technology markets, and whether price differentiation based on field-of-use is economically efficient. The focus is on the licensing of SEPs on FRAND terms and conditions, including also the Internet of Things (IoT) applications, and the economic growth in the digital economy, especially for SMEs. The central argument proposed is that the difference in the value between usages of standardised technologies determines whether a single price for all usages or specific field-of-use prices are economically efficient. The full version of this paper will appear in the forthcoming issue of the Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property, Volume 9, 2019.